Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP)

Regular Army: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

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.

Eligibility

Retired Service members are not eligible for Military Parental Leave Program benefits.

Additional Information

Department of Defense Instruction 1327.06:
https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/132706p.pdf

Army Directive 2019-05 (Army Military Parental Leave Program):
https://www.army.mil/e2/downloads/rv7/families/ad2019_05_military_parental_leave_program.pdf

Army Regulation 600-8-10 (Leaves and Passes):
https://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/pdf/web/r600_8_10.pdf

The Army Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP) Frequently Asked Questions:
https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/The%20Army%20Military%20Parental%20Leave%20Program%20(MPLP)

Document Review Date: 13 January 2021