Download DA Form 5118 Reassignment Status and Election Statement
DA Form 5118 Instructions
The 5118 DA form consists of four main parts.
Part I (Military Personnel Division/Personnel Service Company) is filled after comparing the EDAS cycle with the Soldier’s Personal Qualification Record (DA Form 2-1).
The first section is unnamed and requires the Soldier to enter their name, social security number, grade, primary military occupational specialty (PMOS) code, additional skill identifier (ASI), and control language and provide information about their current unit, gaining unit, the Enlisted Distribution Assignment System (EDAS) cycle, the date of filling the form and the arrival date.
The rest of Part I is divided into Sections A through C filled by the Military Personnel Division or Personnel Service Company and certified by the reassignment clerk.
Part II (Battalion Status) is filled by the battalion commander's principal staff officer. The Soldier fills in only Items 1 through 15 and the officer fills in the entire Sections D and E. At the end of Part II, the battalion commander signs and dates the form before returning the form to the MPD or Personal Service Company with a completed Soldier Status and Election Statement attached.
Part III (Soldier Status and Election Statement) is filled in by the Soldier. Section F refers to the Soldier’s personal status, Section G requires information on the Soldier’s OCONUS (Outside the Continental United States) status. Each positive answer should be clarified in the Remarks box at the end of the form.
When Part III is complete, the Soldier signs and dates the section and continues to Part IV (Wartime Status).
The signed and completed DA 5118 Form is then handed in to the battalion S1.