Leave of Absence

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This is the Document Release Information
Article Number: 7CAV-R-003
Scope: Leave of Absence
Version: Version 1.0
Effective Date: 24 JAN 16
Last Modified Date: DDMMMYYYY
Approving Authority: Regimental Commanding Officer
Point of Contact: Regimental Chief of Staff


A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a planned absence that excuses a trooper for any reason from their duties in both primary and secondary billets for a period of up to 14 days inclusive. Specifically troopers are exempt from:

  • Posting roll-call
  • Posting at least once every 7 days
  • Attending scheduled section practices
  • Any and all duties related to secondary billets


A Leave of Absence does not require approval. However, if it is found to exceed the limitations the trooper may be subject to Developmental Counseling or being discharged AWOL if the situation is not resolved. Section/Squad Leaders should check to ensure that an LOA falls within limitations when receiving a PM or talking to a trooper to ensure this doesn't happen.


In order to go on Leave of Absence, a trooper must do the following:

  • Notify their Section/Squad Leader via private message on the forum
  • Use the respective Battalion Leave of Absence form on the website to record their LOA

1st Battalion LOA Application Form
2nd Battalion LOA Application Form
Auxiliary Combat Detachment LOA Application Form


Limitations on the LOA are as follows:

  • No more than 1 per calendar month
  • No more than 2 per 3 calendar months

See also: Additional guidance on Leave of Absence & ELOA