The DA Form 31 will be used for requesting leave. Commanders are authorized to produce the DA Form 31 through electronic means. Part I, will be used to request leave. Parts II and III, will only be used when emergency leave transportation and travel is authorized. Parts II and III will be disregarded when the form is used for ordinary leave or other authorized absence. Soldiers will Type or electronically fill out the leave form if electronic means are not available then the Soldier must legibly hand-print DA Form 31.
Soldiers normally will complete required blocks not earlier than 1 month before scheduled departure date unless leave dates are believed firm, as in transition and PCS leave.
The unit commander is the approval authority for ordinary leave under normal circumstances. For leave under other than normal circumstances, approval authorities are shown in the applicable paragraphs in AR 600-8-10. Download DA31You Might Need Lotus Viewer which replaced Pure Edge to Fill out the Form Download it HERE