DA Form 4591 Retention Data Worksheet

What Is DA Form 4591?

DA Form 4591, Retention Data Worksheet is a form used by commanders and career counselors to record the results of retention counseling as part of the Army Retention Program. The form is a record of the Soldier's career plans, status, eligibility, and the results of the counseling. The DA Form 4591 is the only approved medium for recording retention interviews.

The form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 4591 - was last updated by the Department of the Army (DA) in March 2016. An up-to-date DA Form 4591 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Army Publishing Directorate website.

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RETENTION DATA WORKSHEET
For use of this form, see AR 601-280. The proponent agency is DCS, G-1.
FY:
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
AUTHORITY:
Sections 504, 505, 508 and 510, Title 10 USC.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
To determine eligibility for reenlistment or extension. This information becomes part of the subject' s military personnel management actions.
ROUTINE USES:
Information may be referred to appropriate authorities if disciplinary action or discharge for fraudulent reenlistment/reenlistment is appropriate. The DoD Blanket Routine Uses
that appear at the beginning of the Army' s compilation of systems of records may apply to this system.
Voluntary. However, failure to furnish information requested may result in denial of reenlistment/extension in the US. Army.
DISCLOSURE:
1. ETS
2. Name (Last, First, MI)
3. Rank
4. LOCID
5. First Day ELIG for RC
6. Last Day ELIG for AC
7. E-mail Address
8. PMOS
9. Spouse Name
(Last, First, MI)
10. Spouse AOC/PMOS (if applicable)
11. Home of Record
12. RCP
13. DEP Date
14.Term
15. NBR RENL
16. HT/WT
17. Body Fat %
18. APFT
19. APFT Date 20. APFT Profile
21. Math
22. Science
23. TYP WPM
24. Test Date
GT
GM/MAINT
EL/ELEC
CL/ADMIN
MM/MECH
SC/COMM
CO/CMBT
FA
OF/FOOD
ST/TECH
25. Timeline (Notes, Miscellaneous Remarks)
No of Yrs:
OPT:
Renl Date:
26. Unit Address
27. TIAFS (Years Months Days)
28. Verified PEBD
29. Verified BASD
30. TAFS (Years Months Days)
31. Company Retention NCO (Rank, Name, Phone)
32. Reenlistment Officer (Rank, Name (FML), Branch, Phone))
33. Commander (Rank, Name (FML), Branch))
34. Career Counselor (Rank, Name)
35. Career Counselor Signature
36. Date
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DA FORM 4591, MAR 2016
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
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RETENTION DATA WORKSHEET
For use of this form, see AR 601-280. The proponent agency is DCS, G-1.
FY:
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
AUTHORITY:
Sections 504, 505, 508 and 510, Title 10 USC.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
To determine eligibility for reenlistment or extension. This information becomes part of the subject' s military personnel management actions.
ROUTINE USES:
Information may be referred to appropriate authorities if disciplinary action or discharge for fraudulent reenlistment/reenlistment is appropriate. The DoD Blanket Routine Uses
that appear at the beginning of the Army' s compilation of systems of records may apply to this system.
Voluntary. However, failure to furnish information requested may result in denial of reenlistment/extension in the US. Army.
DISCLOSURE:
1. ETS
2. Name (Last, First, MI)
3. Rank
4. LOCID
5. First Day ELIG for RC
6. Last Day ELIG for AC
7. E-mail Address
8. PMOS
9. Spouse Name
(Last, First, MI)
10. Spouse AOC/PMOS (if applicable)
11. Home of Record
12. RCP
13. DEP Date
14.Term
15. NBR RENL
16. HT/WT
17. Body Fat %
18. APFT
19. APFT Date 20. APFT Profile
21. Math
22. Science
23. TYP WPM
24. Test Date
GT
GM/MAINT
EL/ELEC
CL/ADMIN
MM/MECH
SC/COMM
CO/CMBT
FA
OF/FOOD
ST/TECH
25. Timeline (Notes, Miscellaneous Remarks)
No of Yrs:
OPT:
Renl Date:
26. Unit Address
27. TIAFS (Years Months Days)
28. Verified PEBD
29. Verified BASD
30. TAFS (Years Months Days)
31. Company Retention NCO (Rank, Name, Phone)
32. Reenlistment Officer (Rank, Name (FML), Branch, Phone))
33. Commander (Rank, Name (FML), Branch))
34. Career Counselor (Rank, Name)
35. Career Counselor Signature
36. Date
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DA FORM 4591, MAR 2016
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
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37. Record of Career Counseling
Type of Counseling
Counseling
Counseling
Remarks
When required
Date
Initials
Responsible Counselor
INTEGRATION
(Within 30 days of assignment)
Career Counselor
PROFESSIONAL/CAREER
DEVELOPMENT
(90 to 120 days after assignment)
Career Counselor
CDR'S PROFESSIONAL/CAREER
DEVELOPMENT
(Annually - BASD Anniversary)
Company Commander
CDR'S RETENTION
(2 months before entering
reenlistment window)
Company Commander
RETENTION
(1-2 months before entering
reenlistment window)
Career Counselor
RETENTION OPTIONS
(within first month upon entering
reenlistment window)
Career Counselor
RETENTION FOLLOW-UP
(within 4-5 months after entering
reenlistment window)
Career Counselor
RETENTION SUMMARY
(7 months prior to ETS)
Career Counselor
RC TRANSITION
(180 days prior to ETS)
RC Career Counselor
REENLISTMENT FOLLOW-UP
(60 to 90 days after reenlistment)
Career Counselor
CHANGE OF STATION/TRANSITION
(60 to 90 days prior to PCS/leave/training
start date or transition leave/ETS)
Career Counselor
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How To Fill out DA Form 4591?

Procedural guidelines and additional information can be found in the Army Regulation 601-280, released in April 2016. DA Form 4591 instructions are as follows:

  1. The company retention non-commissioned officer (NCO) will prepare initial copies of the DA Form 4591 for all Soldiers except for those serving on indefinite reenlistment contracts during inprocessing.
  2. All entries must be made in pencil, in pen, or entered digitally. A Soldier's Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) needs to be attached to the DA Form 4591. Information redundant to the information provided on an ERB is not required to be recorded. The entries on both forms need to be verified by the servicing career counselor.
  3. Other required additions to the form include records of all reservation attempts, cancellations and validations, and all records regarding processing. If the Soldier decides to reenlist or continue service, the full set of forms is filed with the DD Form 4 (Enlistment/Reenlistment Document - Armed Forces of the United States) or the DA Form 1695 (Oath of Extension of Enlistment).
  4. If the Soldier decides to separate from the Regular Army, a copy of the DA Form 4591 will be provided to the servicing RC career counselor.

DA 4591 Related Forms

  1. DA Form 4591-1, Status of the Retention Data Worksheets is a form that summarizes the assigned strength of a single unit and provides the statuses of all individual DD 4591 forms used by the soldiers of that unit.
  2. DA Form 4591-2, Record of Inspections Conducted is a form used for recording all inspections and Staff Assistance Visit (SAV) evaluations of the commander's Army Retention Program.
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