JDAL

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JDALJoint Duty Assignment List
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A first step is to determine which JDAL positions truly need JPME in preparation for duty.
If the authorized position is not on the JDAL, then it does not qualify for joint tour duty credit.
Officers who receive full joint duty credit for completion of a JDA in an approved JDAL position will earn the "3A" ASI.
Looking at the opportunity costs to just one service, the Army provides at any point in time 3,030 officers, or 34 percent, of the total JDAL. Thus, given an average tour length of 2.6 years, the Army provides roughly 1,180 officers in the ranks of major through general officer each year.
Unless personnel serving in these positions are detailed from a joint command under a previously existing JDAL billet, they often are not seen to meet the requirement for achieving unified action, even under the new definition for joint matters.
Because of the requirement, until recently, to serve in a designated JDAL billet to accumulate joint credit, top performing officers have typically been required to serve within Joint Staff structures to remain viable for promotion, and the resultant improvement in coordinative capacity of the regional and functional combatant commands has been crucial to the U.S.
Assignment to a position listed on the JDAL is considered to be the "standard" path to earning joint qualification.
The tour length for RC officers who perform duty periodically in a JDAL position is set at six cumulative years for O-6s and below (initial assignment not less than three years) and four cumulative years for G/ FOs (initial assignment not less than two years).
* Joint assignment--refer to the Joint Duty Activity List (JDAL) and PERS-45J for joint credit/qualification