This regulation prescribes the policies and mandated operating tasks for the leave and pass function of the Military
Personnel System. It provides a single-source operating document to the field, and as such, is binding on all
communities involved in granting leaves and passes. This regulation establishes standards and provides an operational
document in a logical sequence.
Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A.
1–3. Explanation of abbreviations and terms
Abbreviations and special terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary.
a. The Chief of Staff, U.S. Army will approve requests for leave and pass periods, unless otherwise indicated in this
regulation, and may delegate approval authority.
b. The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DCS, G-1) will—
(1) Establish personnel policies relating to the leave and pass programs.
(2) Approve requests for convalescent leave travel outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) in unusual or
questionable cases (para 5–9).
(3) Process and obtain approval from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to establish rest and recuperation
leave programs in hostile fire or imminent danger areas (para 4–23).
c. The Commanding General, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (CG, AHRC) will—
(1) Develop procedures for the leave and pass functions.
(2) Establish standards and mandate operating tasks of the leave and pass function.
(3) Approve requests for leave and pass periods consistent with law, DOD policy, and this regulation and may
delegate the authority to approve leave to chiefs of divisions, branches, and sections of any headquarters or activity.
(4) Consider requests for—
(a) Special leave accrual (chap 3).
(b) Advanced leave exceeding 30 days (para 4–5).
(c) Leave for more than 60 days that contains a period of excess leave (para 5–15)....