DA 31 Form—Request and Authority for Leave is the Army form used for providing information about leave. All members of the U.S. Army must file the DA 31 Form for requesting leave. You can think of this as the military version of FMLA forms.
A DA 31 must be filed by members of the Army to request leave either for themselves for personal leave or family medical treatment. A service member of the U.S. Army can also file DA 31 for any other reason they need leave.
Request and Authority for Leave DA 31 Form is simply used for providing information regards to the leave.
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DA 31 Instructions to File
Here is line by line instructions for DA 31.
Boxes 1 through 4. Enter information about yourself.
Box 5. Enter the current date.
Box 6. Enter the leave address.
Box 7. Select the type of leave as ordinary, emergency, permissive TDY, or other.
Box 8. Enter Origin Station and Phone Number.
Box 9. Number of leave days requested.
Box 10. Dates of leave.
Box 11. Sign this part.
Box 12. State whether or not your supervisor approved or disapproved of your request.
Box 13. Signature of the approving authority.
Box 14. Enter the date, time, and name of the departure.
Box 15. If applicable, you can request an extension for the leave. Enter the number of days requested as part of the leave extension request. The name, title, and signature of the approval authority is also required.
Box 16. Enter the return day and time and make sure to sign in to your return authority.
Box 17. Enter any remarks and chargeable dates. If not, leave it blank.
Emergency Leave Transportation and Travel
If you’re requesting an emergency leave, fill out this part of DS 31.
Box 20. Enter the departed unit.
Box 21. Arrived APOD.
Box 22. Arrived APOE (this part is for return only)
Box 23. Enter arrived home unit.
Dependent Travel Authorization
Fill out this section of DS 31 only if you’re traveling with dependents.
Box 25. Enter the personal information of the dependents you’re traveling with and state whether or not the trip is one way or a round trip.