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Definition of Active duty for training

Active duty for training Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A tour of active duty which is used for training members of the Reserve Components to provide trained units and qualified persons to fill the needs of the Armed Forces in time of war or national emergency and such other times as the national security requires. The member is under orders that provide for return to non-active status when the period of active duty for training is completed. This includes annual training, special tours of active duty for training, school tours, and the initial duty for training performed by nonprior service enlistees. Also called ADT.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )