5.11.5 Approval of absence
5.11.7 Short absence relating to Service event or activity
Short absence for rest and recovery cannot be granted retrospectively and is to be taken as soon as Service requirements allow after the activity. A member on reserve service may also be approved a period of paid absence under section 3.2.14
Further guidance on the grant short absence for rest and recovery is available in MILPERSMAN Part 7 Chapter 10.
Example: A member is granted two days short absence for rest and recovery following an activity but the member is required for duty on the day immediately after the activity. The member can take the two days short absence for rest and recovery immediately after this duty.
Non-example: A member returns from a period of arduous duty and is granted three days short absence for rest and recovery. The member returns to duty with the intent of saving the three days for use during a future planned holiday.