Enclosure (3) to COMDTINST 12570.3D
INVITATIONAL TRAVEL ORDER (ITO) APPROVING OFFICIALS
Spouses of Flag Officers.
Spouses of Flag officers are sometimes invited to participate in various Coast Guard functions (i.e.,
award ceremonies, commissioning of Coast Guard vessels, retirement ceremonies, etc.). It is the
Commandant's policy that per diem will not be authorized for spouses of Flag officers while
traveling with their sponsors.
All invitational travel orders for foreign travel must be signed by the Commandant (G-C).
Retired Flag Officers.
Retired Flag officers are often invited as representatives of the Coast Guard to attend various
committees, board meetings, conferences, and other functions which are directly related to the
official business of the Coast Guard. All invitational travel orders for retired Flag officers must be
signed by the Commandant (G-C). (Except for former Commandants and Vice Commandants
invited by G-CCS for Flag/SES conferences.)
Note: All ITO's requested below the level of G-CCS or G-CCS's immediate staff but requiring
approval of G-CCS or higher, must be coordinated through G-WP.
ALL HEADQUARTERS PROGRAM DIRECTORS.
The Commandant (G-C) has delegated the authority to sign ITO's to each Flag/SES level program
director for official business related to the program. Examples of the use of ITO's include travel for
members of Federal working groups, advisory and other standing committees. Program directors
should identify such committees to Commandant (G-WP) to facilitate management of the ITO
CHIEF, MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS STAFF.
Flag/SES Conferences. (For invitees pre-approved by G-CCS.)
Invitational travel orders for scheduled unpaid Flag/SES conference speakers.
Invitational travel orders for former Commandants and Vice Commandants to attend Flag/SES