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Transient Personnel Units (TPU)
Transient Personnel Detachments (TPD)


Transient Personnel Units (TPU) / Transient Personnel Detachments (TPD) serve only transient personnel (accounting category code 3XX) on permanent change of station (PCS) orders to, or separation orders (administrative separation/retirement/Fleet Reserve/expiration of expiration of active obligated service) from deployed fleet units (Type 2), overseas commands (Type 4/6), or designated places of confinement as determined by Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM), Corrections and Programs Office (PERS-00D).  Deviations require a written waiver, via Immediate Superior-in-Command, from NAVPERSCOM (PERS-00D).  TPUs do not function as a holding facility for personnel assigned to local shore commands or non-deployed fleet units.  


TPU is responsible for the efficient and expeditious processing of all transient personnel assigned and the operation of the disciplinary barracks.

TPU administrative offices are where teams of a Personnel Support Detachment and TPU staff work together to process Navy Personnel who are on their way to their next command or waiting to be discharged to the civilian community.

Our customers are Sailors traveling to a deployed or underway command, personnel being separated from a deployed or overseas command who have orders, and personnel transitioning between two commands. 

Transient Personnel Unit Checklist

TPU Inspection Checklist


TPU Jacksonville​

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit / Pre-Trial Confinement Facility
BLD 409 Naval Air Station Jacksonville
BOX 86 Jacksonville, FL 32212-0086
DSN:  942-2575/1172/4512/4513
Comm:  (904) 542-1005/4512/0058/4591
Fax:  (904) 542-5539

TPU Norfolk

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit
1683 Gilbert Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-2794
Comm:  (757) 444-1640
Fax:  (757) 445-0605

TPU Pearl Harbor

Officer in Charge
Transient Personnel Unit
866 Hale Alii Ave.
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5083
DSN:  315-473-0686
Comm:  (808) 473-0686
TPU Duty Cell:  (808) 253-9282

TPU Puget Sound

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit Puget Sound
Naval Submarine Base Bangor
2019 Barb Street
Silverdale, WA 98315-2019
Quarterdeck:  (360) 396-1893/4239
DSN:  744-1893/4239
Fax:  (360)396-4813/1888

TPU San Diego

Commanding Officer
Transient Personnel Unit
Box 108, Naval Station San Diego
San Diego, CA 92136-5108
Quarterdeck: Comm:  (619) 556-3182
Admin Office: Comm:  (619) 556-5182
Executive Offices: Comm:  (619) 556-3165
Quarterdeck Fax:  (619) 556-7331
Admin Fax: Comm:  (619) 556-5390
DSN:  526-3182/5182

TPU Yokosuka

Officer in Charge
CFAY Transient Personnel Unit
Fleet Activities Yokosuka
PSC 473 Box 29
FPO AP 96349
DSN:  (315) 243-5162
Comm:  011-81-46-816-5162
Fax:  (315) 243-9011


TPD Washington DC

Transient Personnel Detachment
Naval District Washington
BLDG 72, Suite 152
2770 Enterprise Way SW
Washington, DC 20373

Regional TPD CFAS Japan

Chief Petty Officer in Charge
Regional Transient Personnel Department
Bldg. PW63, Fleet Activities Sasebo
PSC 476, Box 69 FPO AP 96322-0069
DSN:  (315) 252-3587/2757/3531/3381
Comm:  011-81-956-50-3587/2757/3531/3381

TPD Lemoore

Officer in Charge
Transient Personnel Detachment
700 Avenger Ave, Bldg. 730 Wing 3
Lemoore, CA 93246
DSN:  312-949-4609
Comm:  (559) 998-4609

TPD Rota

Officer in Charge
Transient Personnel Detachment
3rd & Enriquez Street, Bldg. 1B
Rota, Spain 11520
DSN:  314-727-3023
Comm:  34-956-82-3023
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