Hi, all! This is my first post to the forums. I have a question for all the military bodybuilding/fitness competitors. Have any of you gotten approval for a permissive tdy to compete? I am currlently researching and not finding anything concrete as of yet and decided to post here and find out if anyone here has done so. Any info is greatly appreciated.
01-15-2013, 01:58 AM #1
Air Force Permissive TDY for CompetitionsI workout not because I hate my body, but because I love it & it's the only one I have!
01-17-2013, 12:29 PM #2
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02-05-2013, 06:50 AM #3
02-20-2013, 04:48 PM #4
You would have to look in your service's written guidance. I'm Navy and the MILPERSMAN states that "The intent of permissive temporary duty (PTDY)
is to authorize servicemembers time away from their assigned duties to assist with transition activities such as job and house hunting. This article replaces NAVADMIN 109/92, NAVADMIN 123/93, and NAVADMIN 078/95. This article defines eligibility to use PTDY, the length of PTDY, and travel and limitations for members and their dependents performing PTDY.
So unless it's used in conjunction with house hunting leave, it doesn't meet the intent of PTDY. You should use regular leave. And if the competition is in the local area, you might just want to take leave on Friday because Saturday and Sunday would be regular liberty.