The Army Travel Charge Card program is part of the Government Travel Charge Card program and was implemented to provide a more efficient means of paying for official travel related expenses for government travelers.
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The Army Travel Card Program - Supporting Your Military Travel

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The Army Travel Charge Card program is part of the Government Travel Charge Card program and was implemented to provide a more efficient means of paying for official travel related expenses for government travelers.

There are two types of accounts available with the current program: Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) and Centrally Billed Accounts (CBA).

CENTRALLY BILLED ACCOUNTS

Centrally Billed Accounts (CBA) are issued to organizations and are normally used for the payment of transportation related charges such as airline tickets. This account carries government liability; therefore, the using organization is responsible for payment.

In addition to a CBA that is used for transportation charges, an additional CBA, called a Unit Card, may be requested by the organization to pay official travel expenses related to group travel. Many organizations find this account convenient for use for funeral details, military band travel, and other group travel.

Again, the using organization is responsible for payment.

INDIVIDUAL BILLED ACCOUNTS

Individually Billed Accounts (IBA) are issued to individual government travelers for their use in paying their personal travel expenses related to their official travel.

The cardholder, not the government, is responsible for payment of any charges made on the account.

Government Travel Cards are always for official use only and the cardholder is required to read the cardholder agreement and sign a DOD Statement of Understanding acknowledging that fact. The traveler accepts the conditions set forth in the cardholder agreement when they sign the charge card application and affirms their understanding of the conditions of proper use of the charge card when they sign the Statement of Understanding.

The Statement of Understanding also notifies the cardholder of disciplinary/administrative actions that are possible if the card is abused, misused, or the account becomes delinquent.

Commanders and supervisors have the responsibility to ensure that both CBA and IBA are properly used and are paid in a timely manner.

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Ensure that your government travel card is active and working. It's embarrassing to attempt to use your Government Travel Charge Card to pay for dinner and find your GTC declined. Check the status of your Government Travel Charge Card by making a small purchase or taking out a cash advance before your travel. Do this GTC-check close to the date of your military travel but remember: ATM withdrawals are not authorized sooner than 3 days before scheduled travel.



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