active duty for special work


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active duty for special work

A tour of active duty for reserve personnel authorized from military and reserve personnel appropriations for work on active or reserve component programs. This includes annual screening, training camp operations, training ship operations, and unit conversion to new weapon systems when such duties are essential. Active duty for special work may also be authorized to support study groups, training sites and exercises, short-term projects, and doing administrative or support functions. By policy, active duty for special work tours are normally limited to 179 days or less in one fiscal year. Tours exceeding 180 days are accountable against active duty end strength.
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One example is Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) with Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), serving on the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) during the Commander in Chief's Presidential inauguration.
Soldiers working in the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program, Special Recruiter Assistance Program, Active Duty for Special Work Program or the Future Soldier Training Program are also eligible if the prospective Soldier has not already met with a recruiter.
They assume duties within the various units that comprise the Navy Reserve, and can volunteer for assignments or duty on Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW), recall opportunities, as well as Individual Augmentee (IA).
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