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Procedures For U.S. Army Leave
  1. Read Section 123 “Leave and Liberty” in the NPS Student Handbook.
  2. If traveling OCONUS, you shall go to Security Manager’s office in the basement of Glasgow and report your intended travel itinerary.  In addition, you shall complete all request ATFP, security and country clearance requirements prior to submitting your leave request.  Any leave request without requirement completion shall be recycled back to the member.

  3. If you are missing classes, you shall gain permission from your instructors and then annotate the proper remarks in the comment section.  In order to have leave approved in timely manner, permission must be granted from the Program Officer and all professors/instructors of classes that are to be missed.  Program Officer recommendation is required on all leave requests.

  4. Click on Leave Form to open and print or pick up copy of Army Leave Form, DA-31 from the Student Services Office

  5. Complete all the appropriate blocks.   Have your Program Officer sign in Block 12.  In order to have leave approved in timely manner, permission must be granted from the Program Officer and all professors/instructors of classes that are to be missed.

  6. After Program Officer has signed, scan and send your DA-31 directly to Ft. Jackson.

  7. One you have received your approved leave, submit a Request to Miss Muster (password required).  Include your Leave Authorization Number in your Request to Miss Muster Once your Request to Miss Muster has been approved, you will receive an automatically generated email.  If you do not receive an email within 3 days of submitting your request (with approved Leave), please contact Student Services.

NOTE:  If leave is not taken, you MUST immediately notify Student Services and return your leave paper.  Failure to turn your leave form into Student Services within 5 working days of returning from leave may result in leave being automatically charged for the entire period.

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