DA Form 1256, Incentive Awards Nomination and Approval, is a form issued by the U.S. Department of the Army (DA) and used for accepting submissions for participation in the Total Army Awards Program. The Total Army Awards Program encourages mission accomplishments by rewarding the excellent performance of both military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces and motivating them to further improve both their performance and overall service.
The version released on February 1, 2019, is valid and in use today. An up-to-date DA 1256 fillable form is available for digital filing and download below or can be obtained through the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) website. Filing and procedural information about the DA 1256 can be found in the DA Pamphlet 672-20, Incentive Awards Handbook
DA Form 5167, Incentive Awards Nomination And Approval - Nonappropriated Funds, is a related form released by the DA for similar purposes.
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