Da Form 4187 Form

A fillable DA 4187 Form is used by US Army soldiers to request personnel action. Also known as a Personnel Action Form, the soldier completes the form to request additional training, reassignment, extra rations, and name changes. The soldier should sign and date this form after completing it before they turn it in for consideration.

What is a DA Form 4187?

A DA Form 4187 will be used by the Department of the Army. This particular form is known as a Personnel Action form. It is used by a soldier who wants to request a personnel action on their own behalf. This could include training, reassignment, extra rations, name changes, and more.
The more information you provide on the form, the faster your request will be proceed and the more likely it will be to get approved. Required information includes name, address, grade or rank, and social security number. The action being sought must be indicated, and the form should be signed and dated before it is submitted.

How to complete a DA Form 4187 (Step by Step)

To complete a DA Form 4187, you need to provide the following information:

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  • Section I - Personal Identification
    • Name
    • Grade or rank/PMOS/AOC
    • Social security number
  • Section II - Duty Status Change
    • Prior duty status
    • New duty status
    • Effective date
  • Section III - Request for Personnel Action
    • Service school
    • ROTC or reserve component duty
    • Volunteering for oversea service
    • Ranger training
    • Reassignment extreme family problems
    • Exchange reassignment
    • Airborne training
    • Special forces training/assignment
    • On-the-job training
    • Retesting in army personnel tests
    • Reassignment married army couples
    • Reclassification
    • Officer candidate school
    • Assignment of persons with exceptional family members
    • Identification card
    • Identification tags
    • Separate rations
    • Leave - excess/advance/outside CONUS
    • Change of name/SSN/DOB
    • Other
    • Signature of soldier
  • Section IV - Remarks
  • Section V - Certification/Approval/Disapproval
    • Certification that duty status change has been verified and/or approved
    • Commander/authorized representative, signature, and date
  • Addendum - Recommendations for Approval/Disapproval
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    • Action
    • Name
    • Rank
    • Title/position
    • Signature
    • Comments

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