DA Form 2446, Request for Orders is a form used to request orders within the U.S. Army if a separate request for orders is determined to be necessary.
The latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 2446 - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) on January 1, 1976, and replaces the 1973 edition of the form. An up-to-date DA Form 2446 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Army Publishing Directorate website.
In general, the DA 2446 ensures that the information needed to make the action administratively complete and legal is forwarded through the chain of command. The form cannot be used to request emergency leave or TDY orders. These are requested through the DD Form 1610, Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DoD Personnel, and the DA Form 31, Request and Authority for Leave.