What Is DA Form 137 Series?
The DA Form 137 series is an out-processing forms packet used with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) readiness paperwork or pre-separation clearance verification paperwork. The series consists of two forms in total:
- The DA Form 137-1 or the Unit Clearance Record is a form used for ensuring the Soldier’s readiness before PCS and for receiving clearance verification before transitioning, transferring or retiring from active duty. The form is used as a means of recording that all debts to the government and its instrumentalities are paid in full before the Soldier leaves the Army.
- The DA Form 137-2 or the Installation Clearance Record is another document used prior to a PCS, transitioning from active duty, transferring to another service or component, discharge or retirement. The February 2015-issued DA 137-2 is used to verify that any debt to the government was repaid before the Soldier’s transition from active duty, separation or retirement.
Both of these forms need to be dated and signed by authorized personnel before the Soldier can receive clearance for PCS or separation.
The packet - sometimes confused with the DD Form 137 series - is designed to assist the Soldier and their installation in completing their final clearance. Soldiers are responsible for ensuring that both forms are completed properly. Failure to correctly complete the DA 137-1 and the DA 137-2 will result in the Soldier receiving only 55 percent of their final pay. No final military pay appointments or separation payments will be released until both out-processing forms are received and approved.
This is a form used to ensure a service member's readiness for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), as well as for completing clearance verification before transitioning from active duty, transferring to another service or component, separation, discharge or retirement.