Active Duty officers incur an Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years, and Reserve Component officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years.
The ADSO/RDSO is calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used.
For academic programs, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree, TA may not be used for a lower or lateral degree program from the one the Soldier currently possesses.
All eligible Soldiers will request TA through Go Army Ed.
By law, officers who use TA incurs a service obligation.
The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds.
In addition to degree programs, TA is available to Soldiers to complete a high school diploma and to complete certificate programs.
TA is not authorized for programs of study beyond a master's degree.