DDFORMS.ORG – DD Form 2278 – Application for Personally Procured Move and Counseling Checklist – Relocation is an inevitable part of life. Whether it is for work, school, or other life-changing events, navigating the complexities of moving can be both time-consuming and stressful. In order to make the move as smooth as possible, the United States Department of Defense has created DD Form 2278 – Application for Personally Procured Move and Counseling Checklist. This form provides service members with a comprehensive list of things that must be done before, during, and after a move.
Download DD Form 2278 – Application for Personally Procured Move and Counseling Checklist
|Form Number||DD Form 2278|
|Form Title||Application for Personally Procured Move and Counseling Checklist|
|File Size||46 KB|
What is a DD Form 2278?
A DD Form 2278 is an official document used by the Department of Defense to help individuals with personally procured moves (PPM). This form must be completed and approved prior to the start of a move. It provides guidance for service members to ensure that their move is conducted in accordance with military regulations and policies. The form also includes a comprehensive list of documents and information necessary for completion, such as proof of insurance and power-of-attorney forms. Additionally, it includes a counseling checklist that offers guidance on how to properly perform each step in the PPM process. For example, it may include articles about important topics, such as cost comparisons between DoD-approved movers vs non-DoD movers or tips on how to pack efficiently and safely. Once complete, this form should be submitted to the service member’s local transportation office for approval prior to beginning their move.
Where Can I Find a DD Form 2278?
The DD Form 2278 is available online through the official website of the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3). The form can be accessed by entering “DD Form 2278” in the search bar located on the DP3 homepage. Once found, it can be downloaded as a PDF document and printed for completion. It is important to note that this form must be completed prior to submitting a Personally Procured Move (PPM) request.
It is also possible to obtain a copy of DD Form 2278 at any local Transportation Office or Base Services/Personnel Support Detachment office. Additionally, members of the U.S. military may receive assistance in completing this form from their local Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO). These locations are typically staffed with personnel who have knowledge about government regulations related to PPMs, so they can provide guidance if needed when completing this form.
DD Form 2278 – Application for Personally Procured Move and Counseling Checklist
The DD Form 2278 is used to apply for a Personally Procured Move (PPM) when the Service Member is requested to move their household goods. This form contains all of the required information, including personal information and contact details, transportation cost estimates, origin and destination information, moving expenses/allowances requested, and storage/drayage requests. The application must be approved by the approving authority before it can be processed. Additionally, the form includes a counseling checklist that outlines all of the required documents that must be submitted with the application. These documents may include proof of ownership or rental agreement for both origins and destinations; shipping orders; weight tickets and other supporting documentation from commercial carriers; receipts for payments made to commercial carriers or third parties; copies of any claims for loss or damage filed with those carriers or third parties; documentation regarding any special arrangements that have been made such as foreign shipments or excess weight allowances.