Designated Location Move (DLM)
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MEMORANDUM FOR ## MSS/DPMAR
FROM: SSgt <FNAME> <MI>. <LNAME>
SUBJECT: Designated Location Move (DLM)
1. Request DLM to 303rd Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea for my
wife, <FNAME>, and step daughter, <FNAME>. I’ve been selected for a special duty
assignment as a Dormitory Manager. The assignment is for 1 year with a report
not later than date (RNLTD) of ## <MON> <YEAR>. I would like to volunteer for a
two year accompanied tour so that I will be able to bring my wife and step
2. My wife, <FNAME>, is a Korean national who moved to the United States on ##
<MONTH> <YEAR>. <FNAME> is still very dependent on me since she is unable to
drive here and has trouble understanding English. Her 10 year old daughter is
currently living in Korea with my mother-in-law because she doesn’t have a visa
yet. It would be very difficult for my wife to live in the US for 1 year without
3. Please contact via e-mail <OFFICIAL EMAIL ADDRESS> or by phone DSN XXX-XXXX
with any questions.
(REQUESTER'S SIGNATURE BLOCK)
1st Ind, <RANK> <FNAME> <MI>. <LNAME>
Approve / Disapprove
(COMMANDER'S SIGNATURE BLOCK)
Reminder, the closing line is 5 spaces below the last line of text.
Reference the following letters in conjunction with this one:
Arrival Dates for Foreign National Spouse
Command Sponsorship Tour Request
Commander's Assessment of Spouse for
Accompanied Assignment Request