activity that granted the separation leave or that is
processing his or her separation.
Refer to Article 3020250 of the MILPERSMAN for
additional information concerning separation leave.
Rest and recuperation leave. Rest and Recuperation
Leave (R&R) is granted in conjunction with rest and
recuperation programs established in areas
designated for imminent danger or hostile fire pay,
and when operational military considerations
preclude the full execution of ordinary annual leave
programs. R&R is not chargeable to the members
leave account; however, any additional leave
granted in connection with authorized R&R
programs is chargeable to the members leave
Refer to Article 3020400 of the MILPERSMAN for
additional information concerning Rest and
Recuperation (R&R) leave.
Environmental and morale leave. Environmental and
Morale Leave (EML) programs are established at
overseas installations where adverse environmental
conditions require specific arrangements for leave
in more desirable places at periodic intervals.
Environmental and morale leave programs involve
space-available travel privileges. The leave taken
under the EML program is ordinary leave
chargeable to the members account.
Members, regardless of their accompanied status,
and/or their family members may be provided
space-available air transportation from an EML
Note: The members family must be command
sponsored to participate in the EML program. In
addition, participants may take no more than two EML
trips per year. Except those servicemembers assigned
to dependent-restricted areas, EML trips for the
servicemember may not be taken within 6 months of the
beginning or end of the members tour of duty at the
Refer to Article 3020420 of the MILPERSMAN for
additional information concerning EML.
Emergency leave. Emergency leave is leave granted for
a person or family emergency requiring the
members presence. Emergency leave is chargeable
to the members leave account.
Refer to the following paragraphs which further
discuss emergency leave and the importance of being
properly trained to process emergency leave papers
when the need arises.
Although servicemembers dont like to think about
going on emergency leave, it is an unfortunate reality
at one time or another. Remember, even if you never
face a situation requiring emergency leave, you must
always be prepared to assist you shipmate.
As a PN, you must be familiar with emergency leave
procedures, especially in those situations involving the
actual typing of temperory additional duty
(TEMADD)-funded orders authorizing emergency
leave. Being able to process emergency leave orders,
especially funded orders, is an important part of the PNs
Normally, commands hold periodic training
sessions to help new personnel become familiar with
emergency leave procedures and to re-stress
information previously learned. During these training
sessions, the instruction should identify the appropriate
instructions that provide guidance on preparing
emergency leave orders.
The training petty officer
should establish and maintain a folder containing
sample emergency leave orders and/or leave papers.
This folder can be used during the training lectures to
show individuals actual samples of emergency leave
documents. These documents are an invaluable source
reference. In the office, the supervisor should require
that personnel keep a sample of funded orders on disk
When the need arises, the PN can bring these orders up
on the computer for processing and modifying, as
If an emergency were to occur and you or one of
your shipmates needs to go home on emergency leave,
you should know what has to be done. This is not the
time to be researching information on what to do. Be
perpared to handle such situations by being properly
trained. If you are assigned as the training petty officer,
you are responsible for holding the training and for
making sure that all personnel in your office are properly
trained in emergency leave procedures.
Refer to Article 3020280 for the MILPERSMAN
for additional information concerning emergency leave.
Commanding officers (COs) or officers in charge
(OICs) may grant leave and liberty to officers and
enlisted personnel under their command or in their
charge. Granting leave is subject to the limitations as
set forth in Article 3020060 of the MILPERSMAN and