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The Department of Defense (DoD) is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the United States armed forces. The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency -tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times. Today, the Department is not only in charge of the military, but it also employs a civilian force of thousands. With over 1.4 million men and women on active duty, and 718,000 civilian personnel, DoD is the nation's largest employer. Another 1.1 million serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. More than 2 million military retirees and their family members receive benefits.

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#1 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2019 8:13:25 AM(UTC)

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I am a civilian currently deployed with DCMA as an emergency essentials. I just started my 9 month deployment (1 month in) and saw a job that I am interested back in the states that is a higher grade, a promotion. Am I able to apply and get a job offer, even though I will not complete my 9 months? How does that work? Can I just get a job offer (if selected) and report back to the states without completing my 9 months?
#2 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2019 12:49:24 PM(UTC)

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Apply away. Given how slow some HRs move, you may even finish the deployment before they send you the final offer. Read through the paperwork you signed before deploying. PCS moves overseas typically require repayment of costs if you return in less than 12 months. I would doubt that a deployment like yours would have a similar penalty, but check what you agreed to.
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I'm currently on a DOD EC deployment. I applied, interviewed, and received a tentative offer for a promotion all while deployed. People curtail their tours all the time for many different reasons. Good luck
#4 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:23:16 AM(UTC)

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If you get a TO, by the time the hiring actions are done, you may be close to the end of your deployment anyway--and either curtail or push out your EOD for the new job--2 to 4 weeks should be painless, though I've seen EODs pushed a little further.
My current position, took 4 mo for TO, 2 mo for FO, 3 mo to EOD (though it was overseas...). Nearly 9 months.

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