Soldier - What is an Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) and Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO)?
Active Duty Commissioned Officers or Commissioned Warrant Officers incur an ADSO of two years unless involuntarily separated by the Army.
Reserve Component Officers or Commissioned Warrant Officers incur a RDSO of four years after completion of the last course for which TA is provided unless involuntarily separated by the Army.
If approved for voluntary separation an Officer will be required to reimburse the Army the amount of TA representing the unserved portion of the ADSO/RDSO.
The ADSO reimbursement of TA will not take place prior to OPMD Functional Area Division and Army G1 approval of the request for voluntary separation.
For National Guard and USAR officers, the service requirement and any recoupment actions with the RDSO will be administered by the component’s officer personnel management office.
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