Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP)
Benefit Fact Sheet
The Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP) provides non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a Child. The policy applies to covered Soldiers who are birth Mothers or Fathers, same-sex couples, as well as adoptive and surrogate parents.
Army National Guard Service members on drill status are not eligible for Military Parental Leave Program benefits.
Department of Defense Instruction 1327.06:
Army Directive 2019-05 (Army Military Parental Leave Program):
Army Regulation 600-8-10 (Leaves and Passes):
The Army Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP) Frequently Asked Questions: