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requirements should be constantly evaluated. Often these needs can be met without use of
ITO's (e.g., use of Coast Guard personnel, use of other Federal agencies, use of purchase
requests with servicing procurement office approval).
EXCLUSIONS: Travel of non-Federal employees, authorized by other programs under
specific statutory authority, is excluded from the provisions of this Instruction as follows:
Witnesses at Military Courts-Martial. Witnesses are subpoenaed for attendance at military
courts-martial under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 846 or 28 U.S.C. 1821. This type of travel
is governed by the provisions of Section 2-Q of COMDTINST M5810.1 (series), Military
Justice Manual. Commandant (G-L) is the responsible office.
International Students Training Under the Security Assistance Program (SAP). The
Security Assistance Program (SAP) is a Department of State foreign relations program,
implemented by the Department of Defense, executed by the five military services, and
funded by the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and the International Military Education and
Training (IMET) programs. Guidance for these programs fall under the provisions of the
Joint Security Assistance Training (JSAT) Regulation. Commandant (G-CI) is the
Nonappropriated Fund Employees. Nonappropriated fund officials or employees traveling
on nonappropriated fund business will not be authorized to travel under the provisions of
Contractors. Travel for contractors should be supported and considered in contract
specifications and costs. Issuing invitational travel orders to a contractor could place the
Coast Guard in a position of supplementing contracts.
Federal Government Employees or Members of the Uniformed Services. Federal
Government employees or members of the Uniformed Services will be issued Temporary
Duty (TD) travel orders.
Requesting Official. The Coast Guard official who requests issuance oflTO's shall prepare
necessary documentation, obtain program manager concurrence, and forward ITO's for
review and approval. In preparing the ITO, the requesting official should follow enclosure
(1) guidelines and ensure the traveler is aware of the guidelines provided in enclosure (2).
Area Commanders; District Commanders; Commanders of Maintenance and Logistics
Commands; Assistant Commandants for Directorates; Chief Counsel; Special Staff
Offices at Headquarters; and Commanding Officers of Headquarters Units. These
officials shall review and personally endorse all ITO's prior to forwarding for final review
and approval. This review must ensure that the travel meets the stringent requirements of
today's budget. ITO's must receive the same thorough review for