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Transient Personnel Units (TPUs)  provide for the efficient and expeditious processing of all transient personnel assigned.  All TPUs are operated in a military and disciplined manner.  Quarters and quality of life are provided IAW existing directives and are commensurate with the rank, rate, and status of the service member (regular transient, disciplinary transient, etc.).  TPUs serve only transient personnel to fleet units and overseas commands.  TPUs do not function as a holding facility for personnel assigned to local shore commands, or personnel in a disciplinary status.  Transient personnel are not to be retained on board to fill gapped or non-existent billets; they must be processed as quickly as policy permits.  Where there is an established TPU in a geographic area (50-mile radius), all transient personnel as defined in the BUPERSINST 1306.77C shall be assigned to that TPU for processing.  If a need for transient personnel processing at more than one activity within a geographic area, then Transient Personnel Detachments (TPDs) are established.  A TPD  is a department of the establishing local TPU command and will have an assigned Officer in Charge. 


TPU is responsible for the efficient and expeditious processing of all transient personnel assigned and the operation of the disciplinary barracks.

TPU administrative offices are where teams of a Personnel Support Detachment and TPU staff work together to process Navy Personnel who are on their way to their next command or waiting to be discharged to the civilian community.

Our customers are Sailors traveling to a deployed or underway command, personnel being separated from a deployed or overseas command who have orders, and personnel transitioning between two commands. 

Transient Personnel Unit Checklist

TPU Inspection Checklist.xls


TPU Jacksonville

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit
Box 86 Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0086
DSN:  942-2575/1172/4512/4513
Comm:  (904) 542-1005/4512/0058/4591
Fax:  (904) 542-5539

TPU Norfolk

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit
1683 Gilbert Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-2794
Comm:  (757) 444-1640
Fax:  757-445-0605

TPU Pearl Harbor

Officer in Charge
Transient Personnel Unit
866 Hale Alii Ave.
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5083
DSN:  315-473-0686
Comm:  (808) 473-0686
TPU Duty Cell:  (808) 253-9282

TPU Puget Sound

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit Puget Sound
Naval Submarine Base Bangor
2019 Barb Street
Silverdale, WA 98315-2019
Quarterdeck: (360) 396-1893/4239
DSN: 744-1893/4239
Fax: (360) 396-4813/1888

TPU San Diego

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit
Box 108, Naval Station San Diego
San Diego, CA 92136-5108
Quarterdeck: Comm:  (619) 556-3182
Admin Office: Comm:  (619) 556-5182
Executive Offices: Comm: (619) 556-3165
Quarterdeck Fax:  (619) 556-7331
Admin Fax: Comm: (619) 556-5390
DSN: 526-3182/5182

TPU Yokosuka

Officer in Charge
CFAY Transient Personnel Unit
Fleet Activities Yokosuka
PSC 473 Box 29
FPO AP 96349
DSN:  315-243-5162
Comm:  011-81-46-816-5162
Fax:  315-243-9011

Regional TPD CFAS Japan

Chief Petty Officer in Charge
Regional Transient Personnel Department
Bldg PW63, Fleet Activities Sasebo
PSC 476, Box 69 FPO AP 96322-0069
DSN:  315-252-3587/2757/3531/3381
Comm:  011-81-956-50-3587/2757/3531/3381

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