If you have been notified about an upcoming military move, you are likely to be very busy for the next few months as you prepare for your relocation. In order to assist you with the organization of your move, the process has been streamlined via the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) on the Department of Defense’s Move.mil website. The site offers tips to help you to make your move easier and to successfully manage the process.
One of the requirements for any personal property move with the Department of Defense is personal property counseling, which is normally undertaken at your installation’s transportation office. The counseling session is intended to increase your understanding of your responsibilities and government entitlements.
This service can now be completed online by most service members courtesy of the Move.mil website. In some instances you may still need to personally visit the transportation office, particularly if this is the first time you have made a military move; therefore, you should contact the transportation office or visit the Accessing DPS page to establish whether you will be able to make use of the DPS website for the purpose of personal property counseling.
You can start the process by paying a visit to Move.mil and using the DoD Service Members and Civilians link to find step-by-step instructions on how to use the counseling guide to create your own login. You are able to enter your shipment via the Counseling Office screen, which is then sent to your transportation office for verification.