DA Form 61, Application for Appointment is mainly used to get an appointment as a commissioned or warrant officer in the United States Army Reserve or Regular Army, as well as to apply for attending the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School.
The application - sometimes confused with the DD Form 61, Request For Nomenclature - was last revised by the Department of the Army (DA) in June 1981. An up-to-date fillable DA Form 61 is available for digital filing and download below or can be found on the Army Publishing Directorate website.
All the information in the document is used as the basis for determining the qualifications and background information on possible applicants and is provided voluntarily. If the candidate fails to disclose the necessary data, the DA 61 will not be accepted.