DA Form 137-1 or the Unit Clearance Record is a form used to ensure a soldier's readiness before a permanent change of station - or PCS - as well as for completing clearance verification before their transition from active duty, transfer to another service or component, separation, discharge or retirement. The form is used to close out any personal and financial records at the installation from which the soldier is transferring or retiring permanently. All debts to the government and any service branches must be paid in full before the date of separation, the transition from active duty of retirement.
The latest version of the form was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in March 2018. An up-to-date DA Form 137-1 fillable version is available for download below or can be found on the Army Publishing Directorate website. The form supersedes the February 2015 edition with that and all other editions being obsolete. The 2018-issued version is approved for public release with further distribution unlimited by the law.
The DA 137-1 is most commonly confused with the forms from the DD 137 series. The DD 137 is a four-part series that deals with verifying the dependency status of family members of Military personnel to determine their eligibility for certain benefits.