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Facts About Army Leave And Passes Ar 600-8-10

Army Regulation 600-8-10 covers leaves and passes.


  • A three day pass be given during the normal duty week such as Tuesday through and Thursday.
  • A pass is a individuals privilege (not a right) awarded to deserving soldiers by their commanders.
  • A pass CAN NOT be taken in conjunction with a leave?
  • A four day pass CAN NOT be obtained during the week such as Monday through Thursday. A four day pass must include two non-duty days.


  • Accrued leave is a leave earned and advanced leave is granted prior to actual accrual leave time
  • An annual leave is charged against a Soldier’s leave account and a convalescent leave is not, because it is part of the treatment prescribed.
  • DA Form 31 is the form used for Request and authority for leave (A Leave Form)
  • DA Form 4179R is a Leave Control Log.
  • Terminal Leave is Leave used in conjunction with termination of service (ETS).
  • Soldiers are allowed to take 42 days of leave after pregnancy and childbirth. A Physician must give approval if a soldier voluntarily decides to return to work after less than 42 days of leave.
  • Administrative absence is NOT chargeable as leave.
  • The maximum number of days which may be taken for a “Reenlistment Leave” is 90 days, provided advance leave does exceed 30 days.
  • Administrative absence is authorized to attend or participate in activities of semi-official nature to the benefit of the Department of the Army (DA)


  • Emergency leave is granted to soldiers for an emergency within his immediate family.
  • Emergency leave is a chargeable leave granted for a personal or family emergency requiring the soldier’s presence.
  • The soldier’s commander pays for Emergency Airfare IAW Army budget procedures. Emergency leave is authorized to the first Aerial Port of Debarkation (APOD) closest to the emergency location.


  • The installation or equivalent commander is the approval authority for PTDY. Soldiers being
    reassigned because of PCS are authorized 10 days PTDY (IAW AR 600-8-10, Chapter 5, paragraph 5-32f.)
  • Soldiers may not use PTDY in combination with ordinary leave. The soldier must complete a duty day between the two periods of leave.