The definition of 'joint matters' and the authorized length of joint tours, two major joint officer management laws affecting active and reserve component Air Force officers, have recently changed following publication of guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Directive-type Memorandum 17-005, Implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Changes to the DoD Joint Officer Management Program (Title 10, Section 668, USC) expands the types of joint activities considered 'joint matters.' Section 664 of Title 10 modifies joint tour lengths to allow full joint credit after 24 months without a waiver. Directive-type Memorandum 17-005 is available online.
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