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Domestic Violence in the Military

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How long does an MPO last?

The time frame of an MPO is indefinite, meaning there may not be a specific end date written on it. This means that it will last until the commanding officer terminates the order. 1

The commanding officer may review the MPO at any time to change or end (terminate) it.

When the Service member is transferred to a new command, the commander is required to notify the new command of the order and recommend the continuation of the MPO when it is still needed.  Additionally, the new command is required to notify civilian authorities of the MPO.1

1Department of Defense Instruction, Number 6400.06