DA Form 1059 Instructions
Detailed guidelines and an overview of the form can be found in Army Regulation 623-3, Evaluation Reporting System, released in November 2015.
The organizations that determine the list of service schools and courses entitled to provide the Soldiers with the DA 1059 Forms include the Chief of Chaplains, the Judge Advocate General of the United States Army (TJAG), the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School and the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Provided below is a list of the categories of students required to fill out the abovementioned form:
- Regular Army officers attending the U.S. Army War College;
- Commissioned officers of the Regular Army attending basic and advanced officer courses;
- Officers who enrolled in the U.S. Army War College Correspondence Studies Course upon graduation;
- Students attending the Army Medical Department Academy of Health Sciences courses;
- Students attending Regular Army warrant officer basic courses, Regular Army warrant officer advanced courses or any branch transition course.
The DA 1059 Form consists of fifteen sections and is completed by the student and the school/course representative. The form requires the student's personal information, the name of the school and the completed course, a performance summary and an evaluation of the abilities demonstrated throughout the rating period. The course representative must decide if the academic potential of the student makes them eligible for higher level Army schooling or training.
The completed form is sent to the Department of the Army Headquarters (HQDA) through the local Military Processing Operations (MILPO) and is added to the Soldier's Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). A copy of the form is submitted to the Army Evaluation Reporting System. If the Soldier has obtained a degree on an after-duty basis, they may request an evaluation by submitting a request through the Installation Education Services Officer.
Who Signs a DA Form 1059?
The Army DA Form 1059 requires three signatures in total in order to be valid. All signatures should be digitally entered into Item 15 at the bottom of the first page of the form. The first person to sign the document is the rater in charge of the evaluation. The form is then signed by the reviewing officer and the rated Soldier.