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Leaves and Passes, AR 600-8-10
1. What publication covers Leaves and Passes?
A: AR 600-8-10.
2. What does AR 600-8-10 cover?
A: Leaves and Passes.
3. Para 2-2 What Soldiers run the risk of losing leave?
A: Soldiers who maintain a 60-day leave balance, and wait late in the FY to take leave.
4. Para 2-3 How much Leave do Soldiers on active duty earn?
A: Soldiers on active duty earn 30 days of leave a year at the rate of 2 1⁄2 days a month.
5. Para 2-3 What situations do not allow Soldiers to earn leave?
A: (1) Soldiers AWOL.
(4) Excess leave.
(5) Unauthorized absence.
(6) Absence in custody.
(7) Absence over 1 duty day due to use of drugs or alcohol.
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6. Para 2-3 How many days of leave can Soldiers carry forward at beginning of fiscal year?
A: No more than 60.
7. Para 2-3 What happens if a Soldier carries more than 60 days of leave on 1 Oct?
A: The Soldier will lose any days over 60.
8. Para 2-4 What is the maximum amount of leave that a Soldier can be paid for over a career?
A: Payment of accrued leave is limited to 60 days one time during a military career.
9. Para 3-1 What is the intent of special leave accrual?
A: The intent of special leave accrual is to provide relief to Soldiers who are not allowed leave when undergoing lengthy deployment or during periods of hostility.
10. Para 3-2 Who is authorized special leave accrual?
A: To Soldiers who served in an area in which he or she was entitled to hostile fire or imminent danger pay for at least 120 continuous days.
11. Para 3-2 What other Soldiers may be authorized special leave accrual?
(1) Deployed for a lengthy period.
(2) Deployed to meet a contingency operation.
(3) Deployed to enforce national policy.
(4) Prevented from using leave through the end of the FY because of deployment.
12. Para 3-3 How many days does special leave accrual authorize Soldiers to carry forward past 1 Oct?
A: Up to 90 days of leave at the end of an FY.
13. Para 3-3 When must special leave accrual be used by?
A: must be used before the end of the third fiscal year.
14. Para 4-1 Can a Soldier take leave one week and then take leave again the following week without a duty day in between?
A: No; there must be a duty day in between two separate leave forms.
15. Para 4-5 What Soldiers are authorized to take advanced leave?
A: (1) A Soldier who has an emergency.
(2) A Soldier who has an urgent personal or morale problem.
(3) Accession or PCS move.
(4) A pregnant Soldier who desires home leave.
16. Para 4-5 What is the maximum amount of advanced leave a Commander can approve?
A: Up to 30 days advanced leave.
17. Para 4-7 What does EML stand for?
A: Environmental morale leave.
18. Para 4-7 What are the types of locations where EML can be developed by unified Commanders?
A: (1) Extraordinarily difficult living conditions.
(2) Notably unhealthy conditions.
(3) Excessive physical hardship from climate, altitude, or dangerous conditions affecting life, physical well-being, or mental health.
19. Para 4-7 Who is EML authorized for?
A: Soldiers and their Dependents.
20. Para 4-9 What are the two types of EML?
A: Funded and Nonfunded.
21 Para 4-17 What does COT stand for?
A: Consecutive Oversees Tour.
22. Para 4-17 What is COT leave?
A: Chargeable leave granted together with Army funded transoceanic travel and transportation for Soldier and dependents.
23. Para 4-19 How many days leave can a Soldier be authorized for reenlistment?
A: Authorized at least 30 days and up to 90 days reenlistment leave.
24. Para 4-21 What is transition leave?
A: Chargeable leave granted together with transition from the Service, including retirement.
25. Para 4-23 What is rest and recuperation leave?
A: Chargeable leave program that authorizes use of ordinary leave to allow Soldiers leave away from hostile fire and imminent danger areas.
26. Para 4-23 When is the Soldier charged for R&R leave?
A: Chargeable leave begins the day after the Soldier arrives at the APOD and Chargeable leave ends the day prior to the day the Soldier returns to the APOE.
27. Para 4-27 What is pregnancy home leave?
A: Chargeable leave requested by a Soldier to return home or another place for maternity care or the birth of a child.
28. Para 5-3 What is convalescent leave?
A: Nonchargeable absence from duty granted to expedite a Soldier’s return to full duty after illness, injury, or childbirth.
29. Para 5-3 How many days of convalescent days are authorized by unit commander?
A: 30 for illness, injury and 42 for Childbirth.
30. Para 5-3 Who can approve more than 30 or 42 days convalescent days?
A: Hospital commanders are the only approval authority for requests in excess of 30 days (or in excess of 42 days for childbirth).
31. Para 5-7 What should be done prior to approval of convalescent leave approval?
A: (1) Obtain supporting recommendation from physician.
(2) Verify if any previous convalescent leave was given while assigned or attached to hospital.
(3) Require confirmation of attending physician’s recommendation.
32. Para 5-11 What is the maximum amount of time a soldier can be sick in quarters?
A: No more than 72 hours.
33. Para 5-27 What is a “Regular Pass”?
A: Short, nonchargeable, authorized absence from post or place of duty.
34. Para 5-27 Where does a regular pass begin and end?
A: On post, at duty location, or at residence.
35. Para 5-27 What is a 3–day regular pass?
A: 2 normal off-duty days and a normal duty day or holiday.
36. Para 5-27 Can a regular pass be granted together with leave?
37. Para 5-27 What is a 4 day special pass?
A: A pass that must contain 2 non duty days and 2 normal duty days or a holiday.
38. Para 5-32 What does PTDY stand for?
A: Permissive Temporary Duty.
39. Para 5-32 What are reasons PTDY may be granted?
A: 1. career management.
2. for jury service or to be a witness at State criminal investigation.
3. To attend civilian education.
4. To attend meetings of associations, leagues, or councils formed by credit unions.
5. To participate in other official or semi-official programs of the Army.
6. For house hunting.
7. To attend meetings.
8. To complete the naturalization process.
9. To accompany a dependent patient to a designated medical facility.
10. To attend certain professional instruction courses.
11. To participate in scouting activities.
12. To participate in or provide essential support in sports, recreation, or talent events.
40. Para 5-35 What is the purpose of transition PTDY?
A: to facilitate transition into civilian life, house and job hunting or retiring.
41. Para 5-38 What is the maximum amount of days a soldier can receive for transition PTDY?
A: 20 for certain categories.
42. Para 6-1 Do Soldiers have to have a Red Cross message to take emergency leave?
43. Para 6-1 Who are Soldiers authorized to take emergency leave for?
A: The Soldier and Spouse’s immediate family.
44. Para 6-1 Who is considered immediate family?
A: (1) Parents, including stepparents.
(3) Children, including stepchildren.
(4) Sisters, including stepsisters.
(5) Brothers, including stepbrothers.
(6) Only living blood relative.
(7) A person in loco parentis.
45. Para 6-1 What is a loco parentis?
A: A person in loco parentis is one who stood in place of a parent to the Soldier or the Soldier’s spouse.
46. Para 6-1 What must a Soldier do to verify a loco parentis?
A: The Soldier must sign a statement verifying loco parentis.
47. Para 8-1 What must Soldiers that want to take leave or travel outside the United States or outside the territory or foreign country of current assignment?
A: They must obtain approval.
48. Para 10-7 How long in advance must a Soldier request a leave extension?
A: 72 hours in advance of expiration of leave.
49. Para 12-1 What is the form used to request leave?
A: DA Form 31.
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