How to Fill out DA Form 647-1?
Additional guidelines and information can be found in the Army Regulation 600-8-6, Personnel Accounting and Strength Reporting, released in April 2015 and DA Pamphlet 600-8, Military Human Resources Management Administrative Procedures, released in April 2016. DA Form 647-1 instructions are as follows:
A separate form should be used for signing in and signing out. Boxes 1 through 4 are for the soldier's name, organization, grade and signature.
Boxes 5 and 6 - Date and Time - should indicate the correct date and time of each entry.
The next box - Action - specifies the type of movement. The box on the far right - Reason - should indicate the reason for the movement out of the four options given.
Soldiers who depart on transition leave should check the PCS option and specify the number of days of their leave in the remarks at the bottom of the page.
In a case when the unit has to move due to a change of command or the death of the commander, authorized personnel must file DA Form 3986, Personnel Asset Inventory. This form is used to document physical muster formations (PAI) and should be conducted fourteen days prior to the date of moving.