Mission

Process Soldiers and family members for permanent reassignment to both stateside (CONUS) and overseas (OCONUS) duty stations.
 

New Assignments

I just got put on assignment in IPPS-A. What happens next?

  • You should have received an autogenerated email from IPPS-A (Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army) that gives you a link to complete your member elections. Member elections cover whether you are taking dependents or not, whether you have a Government Travel Charge Card or not, etc. Do your member elections, but you will still need to attend a PCS levy briefing for your permanent change of station.
  • The Reassignment Center pulls new assignments from IPPS-A at least once a day. Once we get your assignment, we automatically schedule you for a PCS levy briefing within 30 days.
     

Levy Briefings

  • The Reassignment Center pulls new assignments from IPPS-A at least once a day. Once we get your assignment, we schedule you for a PCS levy briefing within 30 days. We will send you and your brigade S1 an email with details for the PCS levy briefing. During the briefing, we will review and assist you in completing any paperwork and/or requirements necessary to publish your orders.
  • PCS levy briefings are by appointment only. This is because our team will review the specific details of your new assignment with you, and we’ll also inform you of the things that you still need to do to before your PCS orders can be published and before you can clear Fort Drum for PCS.
     
When are PCS levy briefings held?
  • OCONUS – PCS levy briefings for Soldiers getting reassigned outside the continental United States (OCONUS) – overseas – (Alaska, Hawaii, Germany, Korea, etc.) are held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • CONUS – PCS levy briefings for Soldiers getting reassigned within the continental United States (CONUS) are held at 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
     
How do I get scheduled for a PCS levy briefing?

Please call us at (315) 772-4111 / 1255 or email us at usarmy.drum.imcom.mbx.dhr-reassignments@army.mil.

Can my spouse attend the briefing too?

Absolutely! But PLEASE – no children.
 

PCS Orders

When can I expect my PCS orders?
  • Our goal is for all PCS orders to be published no later than 120 days prior to their PCS report date. However, orders can not be published until the Soldier (and family members) meet all requirements for the upcoming PCS move, which includes attending a PCS levy briefing.
  • PCS orders are typically published within three days of when the Reassignment Center receives confirmation that the Soldier has completed all requirements.
     
What are the requirements that could delay my orders from being published?
  • Soldier has not attended levy briefing     
  • Time in service – Soldier must extend / reenlist
  • EFMP screening of dependents
  • Approval of family travel, joint domicile·   
  • Unresolved MRC 3 or 4        
  • Flag for legal action
  • Security clearance requirements of next assignment
  • Commander’s evaluation  
     
How do I get a copy of my PCS orders?
  • Once the PCS orders are completed, you will be able to view them in IPPS-A and i-PERMS. We also email the PCS orders to your military email address and to your brigade S1.
     
What do I need to do once I get my PCS orders?
  • When we email the orders to you, we include tips on what to do next, such as setting up your HHG (household goods) appointment, CIF (Central Issue Facility) appointment, having your PHA (Periodic Health Assessment) completed within 60 days of your PCS, working on your absence request, and how to pick up your clearing papers.
  • Talk to your chain of command about awards and evaluations. They should be done BEFORE you begin PCS leave!
  • Before you PCS, Soldiers should conduct a Record Review of their OMPF (Official Military Personnel File) and SRB (Soldier Record Brief) with their servicing S1 at least 30 days prior to start of leave. Areas of special emphasis are foreign service time, awards and decorations, and military education. Since the changes and achievements happened while you were at Fort Drum, it’s MUCH easier to get these things updated while you’re still here!
     

Changes to Orders
 

1.  EARLY REPORT
     Can I get an amendment for 30 days early reporting?
  • You can’t report LATE, but unless otherwise stated in their PCS orders, all Soldiers are authorized up to 30 days early report in accordance with Army Regulation 600-8-10 paragraph 4-7(f).

     Can I get an amendment for more than 30 days early reporting?

  • If it isn’t already on your orders, you will have to submit an IPPS-A PAR (Personnel Action Request) to your assignment manager at HRC to get anything more than 30 days early report authorized.
     
2.  DELETION or DEFERMENT
     What if I know I’m not going to be able to make my PCS report date? 
  • This happens a lot. Soldiers or their family members have temporary medical issues, there are deployments and military education. Talk to you commander or first sergeant. If additional time is needed, submit an IPPS-A PAR for deferment (make the report date later) of 60, 90, or 120 days, or submit a PAR for deletion of your assignment.
     
3.  ADD / REMOVE DEPENDENTS
     My family situation changed after I received my orders (I got divorced, married, had a child).
     Can I get my orders updated?
  • You will need to go to your servicing DEERS/ID Center and enroll your new dependent(s). Once you do that, they will give you a printout of your 1172 with all currently authorized dependents listed. Bring (or email) a copy of that to the Reassignment Center in Clark Hall, and we will be able to amend your orders to add or remove the authorized dependents.
     

Official Passports 

For information on receiving official passports, visit our Passports Center page by clicking HERE
 

POV Shipment

Can I ship my POV at government expense to my next duty station?

Shipment of your POV (privately owned vehicle) is not authorized for CONUS-to-CONUS moves in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation. If you are PCSing OCONUS (overseas, including Alaska and Hawaii) you can ship ONE POV at government expense. There are some exclusions per country – if your orders state you are authorized storage of your POV, then you will not be authorized to ship a POV to the location you are PCSing to. See the Installation Transportation Office for guidance specific to your situation.

What is the closest port to ship my POV out of?

Visit “PCSmyPOV.com.” At their site, go to the top and click LOCATIONS, and it will show you a map of the United States with red pins at the locations of the authorized ports. The closest for Fort Drum will be Edison, New Jersey, but if you want to ship your POV and fly the next day, Baltimore, Maryland, will be the choice. See the Installation Transportation Office for guidance specific to your situation.
 

PCS Leave

What about my leave form?

For Soldiers reporting earlier than their report date, they will need to build their absence in conjunction with PCS (aka leave form) to end the day before their report date.

EXAMPLE - If your IPPS-A report date is May 14, your absence request must end May 13. Upon arriving at the next PCS duty station, the gaining unit will use the in-transit grid to reflect the accurate date of arrival, which will update the service member’s gaining assignment begin date!

What if I plan to sign in early?

You can sign in early, but your absence request still must end the day prior to your report date. Think of the absence request as a “hand receipt” that accounts for you as you travel from this commander to the next. The losing unit will sign you out when you depart, the gaining unit will sign you in when you arrive, and if you only used 12 days of 30 that were approved, then you will only be charged for those 12.

What if I don’t plan to take any PCS Leave?

You still need an absence request for all travel days, and it still must end the day prior to your report date. Think of the absence request as a “hand receipt” that accounts for you as you travel from this commander to the next. The losing unit will sign you out when you depart, the gaining unit will sign you in when you arrive, and if all you used were authorized travel days, your leave will not be charged.
 

Clearing Papers

When / how do I get clearing papers?

For information on receiving your clearing papers, visit our Out-Processing Center by clicking HERE.
 

Contact information:

Reassignment Center Chief

(315) 772-6536

Reassignment Front Desk / Information

(315) 772-1255

 

Reassignment Center

Phone:
(315) 772-1255
Email:
usarmy.drum.imcom.mbx.dhr-reassignments@army.mil
Location:

Clark Hall, Bldg. 10720, Room B2-14

Mount Belvedere Boulevard

Hours of Operation:

9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Closed on federal holidays

Notice:

Reassignment / Levy Briefings:

Conducted by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (315) 772-1255 / 4111 to schedule.