G1 - Civilian Deployment

"Battles are won by the infantry, the armor, the artillery, and air teams, by soldiers living in the rains and huddling in the snow. But wars are won by the great strength of a nation-the soldier and the civilian working together." -- Gen. Omar Bradley

Command and Control
  • As a deployed civilian, you will work for and be under the operational control of the Unified Combatant Commander (Army commander) of the unit to which assigned or attached. As a deployed civilian, you shall be processed and supported in the same manner as military personnel, as much as permissible by law. Normally, you will be assigned in a Temporary Duty status (TDY) not to exceed 179 days. Army civilians shall be assigned or attached to a specific unit identification code (UIC) before deploying. The UIC will be stated on the employee's temporary duty (TDY) orders.
  • You will be authorized Government legal assistance, limited to matters related to deployment, such as preparation of wills and powers of attorney, and basic income tax assistance.
  • Preparation of a Family Care Plan. Your home installation will provide you with legal and other assistance as needed.
  • You are authorized Base Exchange and Commissary privileges in theater.
  • Use of Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities and activities. Your family will be authorized to use the MWR facilities while you are deployed. Your home Installation will include the families of deployed civilians in Army Community Service (ACS) activities and other family assistance and support groups.
  • This may include, morale phone calls & video teleconference visits for separated families.
  • Medical: You will be provided medical treatment the same as that which is provided to military members in the area of deployment. Your care shall be provided free for illness, disease or injury sustained overseas during contingency operations.
  • You should carry a Government credit card and a personal telephone calling card to deployment site.
  • Your regular salary will be paid by your home station; other expenses paid (TDY per diem etc) will be paid from contingency funds; employee/supervisor coordinate with civilian pay office to determine proper time and attendance reporting procedures, and to assure proper payment of all authorized salaries, premium and incentive pay.
  • The biweekly earnings cap (n/a to Wage Grade) may change during hostilities to annual cap (cannot exceed salary of GS 15, step 10).
  • Foreign Post Differential and Danger pay for civilians require Secretary of State approval. When authorized it is paid as a percentage of basic pay.
  • Danger pay at 10-25% of salary at locations identified by State Department; or
  • Danger pay: currently $150/month for locations identified by Secretary of Defense for the first 42 days of deployment only, followed by payment of Foreign Post Differential (FPD) at locations where a portion of FPD is paid as a result of political violence.
  • Overtime/Compensatory Time; Shift Differential; Sunday/Holiday Premium Pay Per Diem if TDY (unless field conditions apply)
  • Arrange continued payment of bills (start/stop allotments)
Clothing and Equipment
  • You will be given a standard issue of BDUs and associated clothing and equipment plus any additional clothing and/or equipment required by theater commander.
  • You will be authorized insignia-olive drab insignia with letters "US" above the left breast pocket and a name tape above right breast pocket Unit patches as authorized by the MACOM or theater commander.
  • You will be issued same defensive personal protective gear as military Issue black baseball cap to be worn in lieu of BDU cap; may be worn at all times except when commander directs wear of Kevlar helmet.
  • Civilians authorized to wear this clothing/equipment are expected to adhere to use and wear instructions contained in AR 670-1. No other dress/grooming standards exist for civilians other than for health/safety concerns. You should bring a limited supply of civilian clothing, personal hygiene items, and an initial supply of medications. Any other personal items are the responsibility of the deploying civilian.
  • Privately owned weapons/ammunition are not authorized under any circumstances.
  • Government issued weapon and ammunition (sidearm only) for personal protection
  • When approved by theater commander
  • Acceptance is voluntary for all civilian personnel
  • Must be trained in proper use and care prior to use
In/Outprocessing (with CPAC/CRC)
  • Most positions will require a security clearance. You will need to apply for necessary Passport, VISA, and or Country clearance documents under an expedited procedure.
  • You will be issued a Common Access Card (CAC).
  • TDY orders, and DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data, will be prepared for you.
  • You will validate all deployment criteria checklists prior to departure from installation.
  • As a deploying civilian, you will hand-carry a deployment packet.
  • It is recommended that you do a personal dental checkup.
Training May Include
  • Participation in all essential military exercises
  • Basic first aid
  • Basic soldier field survival skills
  • Laws of War/Geneva Conventions
  • Prisoner of War coping skills
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Proper wear, use and care of all issued clothing and equipment
  • Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • Customs and courtesies of host country
  • Sidearm training, when appropriate
Disciplinary Action
  • As a Civilian you would be subject to Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) ONLY if Congress declares war. You are, however, subject to normal civilian administrative disciplinary actions.
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