Educational Travel


Educational Travel (EDT) is managed by the Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT) & Educational Travel (EDT) Branch.  This branch is responsible for supporting authorized dependent travel to/from school for Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) employees’ authorized dependents.

The RAT & ED Travel Branch facilitates funded orders and reconciliation for travel arrangements via the Defense Travel System (DTS).  The branch employees serve as a liaisons with Civilian Human Resource Agency (CHRA), the Travel Management Companies (TMC), and DoDEA employees to ensure proper execution of EDT in accordance with governmental regulations.

  • Create DTS Authorizations (funded orders DD Form 1610). 
  • Review, amend, and cancel DTS authorizations, as applicable. 
  • Input and process vouchers for travel reimbursement and reconciliation.  
  • Educate DoDEA employees by providing travel instructions.  
  • Facilitate Debt Collection for Educational travel. 
  • Process Educational Summer Storage claims. 

Systems used for EDT

  • TOPS – Online portal to request an EDT Authorization (DD Form 1614) 
  • DTS – Department of Defense Travel website for creating travel orders (DD Form 1610) and setting of travel vouchers. 


  • JTR – Joint Travel Regulations for DoD Travel 
  • DSSR – Department of State Standardized Regulations for EDT 

Contact Information

For assistance with TOPS please contact CHRA at

For questions or assistance with your DTS EDT orders and or ED vouchers please email the RAT & ED Travel Branch.


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