DA Form 5434 Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet

What Is DA Form 5434?

DA Form 5434, Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet is a document used for transmitting sponsorship requirements to gaining commands. The form is filed by departing soldiers and civilian employees following the initial reassignment interview and acceptance notification respectively.

The DA 5434 dubbed the "Army Sponsorship Form" is often incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 5434 despite being issued by the Department of the Army (DA). The December 2012 revision of the form is actual and in use today - an up-to-date fillable DA Form 5434 is available for download below.

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SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM COUNSELING AND INFORMATION SHEET
For use of this form, see AR 600-8-8; the proponent agency is ACSIM.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
AUTHORITY:
Title 5, USC Section 301.
Personnel service support. To counsel Soldier or civilian employee about sponsorship program entitlements, and provide information to gaining
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
battalion or activity of new members.
ROUTINE USES:
None. The DoD Blanket Routine Uses set forth at the beginning of the DoD's compilation of systems of records notices may apply to this system.
Mandatory for service members. Nondisclosure may prevent participation in the sponsorship program.
DISCLOSURE:
1.
NOTE: Soldiers/Family members/Civilians may retrieve information regarding their new assignment at Army Knowledge Online -
https://www.us.army.mil
I have been counseled on the
I would like to have a sponsor assigned to me. (Complete remainder of form.)
FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ONLY:
Total Army Sponsorship Program
I decline the offer of sponsorship. (Complete Section 1 only.)
Typed or Printed Name:
Rank/Grade:
MOS/Branch/Civilian Occupational Series:
Signature:
Date:
2.
ARRIVAL INFORMATION TO ASSIST GAINING UNIT OR ACTIVITY: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
a.
I
(Rank/Grade and Name):
, am on assignment to (Gaining Installation):
and expect to arrive on/about (Month and Year):
b.
Soldier's/Civilian's contact information:
Current Unit/Activity Address:
DSN Phone number:
Cell Phone number:
Email address:
Other (i.e., Social Media):
Leave Address and Phone number at this address until:
c.
Status
(check one):
Married-accompanied
Single-accompanied
Married-unaccompanied
Single-unaccompanied
Exceptional Family
d.
Accompanied by Family members:
NAME
AGE
SEX
RELATIONSHIP
Member Program (EFMP)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
3.
GAINING UNIT/ACTIVITY INFORMATION: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
a.
d.
Gaining Unit/Activity:
Unit 1SG/Supervisor:
b.
Unit CDR/Supervisor:
Phone number:
Phone number:
Email address:
e.
Email address:
TASP Unit Coordinator:
c.
Unit sponsor:
Phone number:
Phone number:
Email address:
f.
Email address:
Date of initial contact:
LOSING UNIT/ACTIVITY INFORMATION: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
4.
a.
c.
Losing Unit/Activity:
Unit 1SG/Supervisor:
b.
Unit CDR/Supervisor:
Phone number:
Phone number:
Email address:
d.
Email address:
TASP Unit Coordinator:
Phone number:
Email address:
5.
FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
a.
b.
c.
Housing requirements (check one):
Pets:
Child care requirements:
Yes
No
Yes
No
Off-post housing
If yes, list pet and type:
On-post housing
d.
Spousal Employment info:
Yes
No
e.
List of local schools:
Yes
No
If yes, list type of work:
f.
g.
Contact by Unit Family Readiness Group (FRG):
Additional comments:
If yes, list Email address:
Yes
No
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD LC v1.02ES
DA FORM 5434, DEC 2012
Attachments Menu
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM COUNSELING AND INFORMATION SHEET
For use of this form, see AR 600-8-8; the proponent agency is ACSIM.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
AUTHORITY:
Title 5, USC Section 301.
Personnel service support. To counsel Soldier or civilian employee about sponsorship program entitlements, and provide information to gaining
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
battalion or activity of new members.
ROUTINE USES:
None. The DoD Blanket Routine Uses set forth at the beginning of the DoD's compilation of systems of records notices may apply to this system.
Mandatory for service members. Nondisclosure may prevent participation in the sponsorship program.
DISCLOSURE:
1.
NOTE: Soldiers/Family members/Civilians may retrieve information regarding their new assignment at Army Knowledge Online -
https://www.us.army.mil
I have been counseled on the
I would like to have a sponsor assigned to me. (Complete remainder of form.)
FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ONLY:
Total Army Sponsorship Program
I decline the offer of sponsorship. (Complete Section 1 only.)
Typed or Printed Name:
Rank/Grade:
MOS/Branch/Civilian Occupational Series:
Signature:
Date:
2.
ARRIVAL INFORMATION TO ASSIST GAINING UNIT OR ACTIVITY: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
a.
I
(Rank/Grade and Name):
, am on assignment to (Gaining Installation):
and expect to arrive on/about (Month and Year):
b.
Soldier's/Civilian's contact information:
Current Unit/Activity Address:
DSN Phone number:
Cell Phone number:
Email address:
Other (i.e., Social Media):
Leave Address and Phone number at this address until:
c.
Status
(check one):
Married-accompanied
Single-accompanied
Married-unaccompanied
Single-unaccompanied
Exceptional Family
d.
Accompanied by Family members:
NAME
AGE
SEX
RELATIONSHIP
Member Program (EFMP)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
3.
GAINING UNIT/ACTIVITY INFORMATION: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
a.
d.
Gaining Unit/Activity:
Unit 1SG/Supervisor:
b.
Unit CDR/Supervisor:
Phone number:
Phone number:
Email address:
e.
Email address:
TASP Unit Coordinator:
c.
Unit sponsor:
Phone number:
Phone number:
Email address:
f.
Email address:
Date of initial contact:
LOSING UNIT/ACTIVITY INFORMATION: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
4.
a.
c.
Losing Unit/Activity:
Unit 1SG/Supervisor:
b.
Unit CDR/Supervisor:
Phone number:
Phone number:
Email address:
d.
Email address:
TASP Unit Coordinator:
Phone number:
Email address:
5.
FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS: If additional space is necessary, please attach your documentation to the form)
a.
b.
c.
Housing requirements (check one):
Pets:
Child care requirements:
Yes
No
Yes
No
Off-post housing
If yes, list pet and type:
On-post housing
d.
Spousal Employment info:
Yes
No
e.
List of local schools:
Yes
No
If yes, list type of work:
f.
g.
Contact by Unit Family Readiness Group (FRG):
Additional comments:
If yes, list Email address:
Yes
No
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD LC v1.02ES
DA FORM 5434, DEC 2012

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What Is the Total Army Sponsorship Program?

The Total Army Sponsorship Program or the TASP was established to provide the structure and foundation for units to welcome and prepare soldiers, civilian employees and their family members when relocating into and out of their commands.

The core aim of the program to assist newcomers with adjusting to their new conditions and help them get to their duties faster. TASP enrollment is available to soldiers serving in the United States Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian employees assigned to positions within the Department of the Army.

Those interested in applying to the Army Sponsorship Program should participate in the following:

  1. Soldiers and civilian employees must file DA Form 5434 to transmit their requirements to the reassignment unit.
  2. Officers will receive a welcome letter from their battalion or activity commander, enlisted Soldiers will be sent a letter from their command sergeant major and civilian employees will receive welcome letters from a commander or activity director.
  3. ACS will then provide relocation readiness services, such as counseling, pre-move destination information, and orientation briefings.
  4. Welcome packets are provided upon request. These packets are preferably obtained by the new arrival rather than mailed to the location from where they are departing. Do not hesitate to use the Standard Installation Topic Exchange Service or welcome packet files at your local ACS.
  5. When possible, the sponsor will plan a reception for the incoming soldier or civilian and their family upon arrival.
  6. The sponsor must help the new soldier or civilian employee get to know their new unit and community, organize a visit to ACS and host a formal orientation briefing.
  7. The sponsor may but is not obligated to assist the newcomers with in-processing.
  8. The Installation Management Agency will ensure that garrison support is provided to unit commanders while providing everything else required by the sponsorship program.

DA Form 5434 Instructions

Download the latest version of the DA 5434. The form consists of several Sections - you must complete Sections 1 through 5 to submit the form.

  1. Section 1 requires you to confirm that you have received the required counseling on the Total Army Sponsorship Program.
  2. Section 2 features the arrival information that will assist the gaining unit with fulfilling your needs. Enter your rank and name, contact information and date of arrival. This section also requires the soldier to provide their marital status and list all accompanying family members along with their names, age, sex and relationship to the person filing the form.
  3. Sections 3 and 4 cover all details on the gaining and losing unit or activity.
  4. Section 5 is for family considerations. The soldier must list any spousal employment and child care requirements, housing preferences, school enrollment assistance and any other additional needs that need to be covered by the TASP.
  5. Digitally sign the form with your Military Common Access Card (CAC). Once all fields are complete, check all the information and if everything is correct, save the form.

The completed form is then forwarded from:

  • The losing activity to the gaining Army Command or activity.
  • The unit of assignment or supervisor to the sponsor.
  • The gaining ACOM or activity to the unit of assignment or supervisor for civilian employees.