Tour of Duty

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Tour of Duty

In the military, a period of deployment, especially overseas. In business, the term may be used informally to describe a brief stint in a company or department, especially if the stint is undesirable but necessary.
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Miller's Air Force service included four tours of duty in the European Theater, one of which was as deputy chief of maintenance for the NATO E-3A (AWACS) Component at Geilenkirchen, Germany.
During his thirty-six years of military service in the Infantry he served nine years in Germany with NATO forces and managed nine peacekeeping tours of duty in six different mission areas-The Gaza strip, Cyprus, Vietnam, Cairo, Central America and Sarajevo.
Roussel went on to serve two tours of duty in the White House, first as staff assistant to President Ford (1974-76) and as a special assistant and deputy press secretary to President Reagan (1981-87).
Ervin served three tours of duty with the Navy in Viet Nam.
He had extensive involvement in carrier-based Naval Aviation including three tours of duty in Vietnam.
He has served in both multiple command and senior staff assignments with two tours of duty in Korea.
Brauns' distinguished military service also included tours of duty as Commanding Officer of Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, CA.
Ware and several other California National Guardsmen share their experiences of risk, frustration and dangers that they faced during their tours of duty in Vietnam.