A DA 31 form is used by the Department of the Army. The form is a Request and Authority for Leave form that a member of the Army must use if they want to request leave. This could be a personal leave such as for traveling or vacations, or an emergency leave due to family medical treatment or other emergency situations.
The DA Form 31 requires personal information including name, address, U.S. Army rank, social security number, and where the member is currently stationed. It will also ask for detailed information about the requested leave, such as how many days it will be and who else will be traveling with you.
Based on the information provided on this form, a soldier's military leave will be denied or approved. You can help to get your leave approved by providing as much information as possible about your leave. Neglecting to include all required information could result in your request being denied.
Its routine uses include: to authorize leave, record the start and stop of such leave, record address and phone where soldier may be contacted in case of an emergency , and certify leave days chargeable to a soldier's leave account
To complete a DA 31 Request and Authority for Leave, you need to provide: