More time for family

Army updates guidance for expanded parental leave

By Christopher Hurd, Army News Service on February 6, 2023

WASHINGTON - In an effort to support parents and caregivers, the Army has refined its parental leave guidance to align with the recent Department of Defense expanded Military Parental Leave Program.

The update authorizes 12 weeks of paid paternal leave for birth parents, non-birth parents and soldiers adopting a child or accepting a child for long-term foster care.


Coverage is retroactive to Dec. 27, 2022

Expanded policy offers greater flexibility for soldiers and their families

Process is consistent with regular leave requests