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Active Duty for Operational Support (PERS-462)


PERS-462 is responsible for the execution and management of the Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) program.  All requests for ADOS are submitted to PERS-462 in accordance with OPNAVINST 1001.20D – the governing directive for ADOS - and the guidance located on this webpage.
The ADOS program supports Navy mission requirements for which no permanent duty billet or position is programmed and where active duty personnel with the required skills are not reasonably available.

A request for an ADOS requirement is submitted by a command that requires temporary reserve support to facilitate valid, unfunded, unplanned, emergent, non-recurring projects that assigned personnel cannot accomplish.  This type of ADOS is not intended to fill gapped billets.  ADOS orders are issued for a duration of 30 days or more in length and do not exceed 365 days (including the period required for processing onto active duty and release from active duty).  Orders do not cross fiscal year boundaries.  

The PERS-462 webpage contains the following information:

•  Guidance for Gaining Commands on the process for submission of the ADOS request
•  Guidance for Reservists interested in applying for ADOS
•  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

*As with any process, keep your Chain of Command informed, including your Unit and NRA leadership.  Contact your OSO for ADOS process assistance.


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Governing Directives

OPNAVINST 1001.20D (ADOS Program Policy and Procedures)


OPNAVINST 1001.27 (Policy and Procedures for RC Sailors Service Beyond 16 Years of Active Duty Service)


OPNAVINST 1320.6 (1,095-Day Policy and Waiver Request Procedures)


 Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)


 MILPERSMAN 1300-308 (Overseas Tour Lengths and Types)


TITLE 10 USC - Armed Forces

Section 12301(d)


Special Instructions



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