All Sailors attending courses at DINFOS will check in with the Center for Service Support, DINFOS Detachment, Fort Meade, Building 8479 6th Armored Calvary Road by COB on their first day of class. The detachment is located one block downhill from the Freedom Hall galley on 6th Armored Cavalry Road. Students arriving after normal working hours will report to the Command Duty Officer for room assignment and report to the Military Training Instructors (MTI's) at 0700 hours the next working day. All personnel residing in the Navy barracks will receive a student handbook that outlines Navy rules and regulations during their stay onboard.
All A school students reporting aboard, regardless from Recruit Training Command or elsewhere, are considered Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and will reside in the Barracks, be issued a Meal Card with corresponding meal deductions against their Basic Allowance for Subsistence(BAS) entitlement, and receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at the Partial rate if single, or Dependent rate if married or sole custody of children.
All C school students are advised not to report earlier than the report no earlier than (RNET) date in their orders; Per Diem will not be paid (no room reimbursement will be made) prior to that date. Senior Officers (O-4 and Senior) check-in process will be conducted in their classrooms.
Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) Sailors
You are required to notify the detachment at least two weeks prior to the start of your class. Please email the barracks manager, PO1 Rodriguez Cladio at firstname.lastname@example.org, to ensure barracks room is reserved. The Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) provides fleet Sailors the benefit of no-cost quarters while they attend DINFOS courses. While residing in the BEQ you are only entitled to the government meal rate, $13.85 plus incidental expense $5 per day. If reporting during normal working hours, report to the Military Training Instructor's (MTI's) office for room assignment, linen issue, and instructions for the following day.
Temporary Duty en Route (PCS) Sailors
If you fly to Fort Meade and don’t have a car, you are more than welcome to reside in our barracks for the duration of your course by contacting PO1 Rodriguez Cladio at email@example.com, (301) 677-5112. Fort Meade was privatized 1 May, 2013. PCS students will check in for quarters at Candlewood Suites, 4690 Cooper Avenue, (410) 674-7700. It is located on the Corner of Mapes and Cooper roads. Please call them two weeks prior to your course to determine availability of quarters. You are only required to verify government quarters availability once upon reporting. Residing on post entitles you to the lesser of actual cost or maximum lodging rate of Per Diem, plus the Meals and Incidental Expense (M&IE) rate of $18.85/day. Please be prepared to provide a receipt for the first night’s quarters to the admin officer upon check-in for your Per Diem advance(s).
TRAINING < 30 DAYS
If Candlewood Suites are not available, you will then be authorized off-post quarters. Certificates of Non-Availability (CNA) numbers are not required per the Per Diem Transportation and Allowance Committee memo. Your Per Diem entitlement will be based on the lesser of your actual expense or maximum lodging rate of Per Diem plus $69/day Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE). Full Lodging reimbursement fluctuates from $103/day from November through April, and returns to $126/day from May through October.
TRAINING > 30 DAYS
If Candlewood Suites are not available, you will then be authorized off-post quarters. Certificates of Non-Availability (CNA) numbers are not required per the Per Diem Transportation and Allowance Committee memo. You will be entitled to Flat Rate Per Diem (75% of full locality rate). Please be prepared to provide a receipt for the first night’s quarters to the admin officer upon check-in for your Per Diem advance(s). Your first 30-day increment advance is usually deposited in your Direct Deposit account within 5 business days of delivering hotel receipt. All future advances are paid automatically.
If you have any questions, please call the Det Admin Officer Mr. Hodges, (301) 677-6285.