Educational Travel (EdT)


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

RAT/EdT authorizations and flight reservations are facilitated by the Resource Management (RM) RAT/EdT Branch. The RAT/EdT Branch utilizes the Defense Travel System (DTS) to process DD Form 1610s and make flight reservations for upcoming RAT/EdT. The RAT/EdT Branch employees serve as 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.


The RAT/EdT support DoDEA Employees with the following tasks:

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

Systems used for Educational Travel

  • TOPS – Online portal to request an EdT Authorization (DD Form 1614) 
  • DTSDepartment of Defense Travel website for creating travel orders (DD Form 1610), booking flight reservations in DTS, and settling 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.

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


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