Army Transition TDY Information
BLUF: Most Soldiers who honorably complete a tour of duty, reach their ETS date and voluntarily transition from military
service, are NOT eligible for Transition PTDY.
REFERENCES: AR 600-8-10, Leaves and Passes, dated February 15, 2006 DoDI 1327.06, Leave and Liberty Policy and
Procedures, dated June 16, 2009 Title 10 US Code, Chapter 58, Subsections 1141 & 1149
Within the DoDI, Transition PTDY is referred to as "Transition Leave of Absence" and "Involuntary Separation Leave of
Absence." The purpose of Transition PTDY is participation in pre-separation job search and house hunting activities that
facilitate relocation or transition of the Service Member to civilian life. It is an authorization, not an entitlement. It is a
non-chargeable absence that is only authorized for:
a. Service members being involuntarily separated under honorable conditions.
b. Service members retiring from active duty.
The approval authority for Transition PTDY is a commander in an O-5 level command position (i.e., Battalion Commander).
Approval authority may be further delegated to company commanders and other leave approval authorities.
Commanders may disapprove or restrict Transition PTDY based on mission or operational requirements, for disciplinary
reasons, or if the Soldier neither needs to relocate nor to conduct job search activities. If neither of these activities is
necessary, then transition PTDY is not appropriate.
See also DA Form 31 and AR 600-8-10
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