Resignation letter for an Army officer(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of  “resignation letters for an army officer.”

Writing a “resignation letter for an army officer.”

When writing a “resignation letter for an army officer,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your boss about leaving and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the last date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“David Myers

Private First Class, Second Infantry Division

December 1st, 2021


ATTN: Army Human Resources Command

I am writing this letter to inform you of my intent to resign from my position as a Private First Class with the Second Infantry Division, effective February 1st, 2022. My intent to resign aligns with U.S. army code and I believe I am entitled to an honorable discharge. If there are any questions or paperwork I must complete for my post-service benefits, please contact me at 448-357-2736.

I am resigning from my position because my service contract ends effective February first of 2022 and I plan to seek a career as a mechanical engineer in the civilian market. I am grateful for the opportunity to work as a United States service member and learned many great lessons from my service. Enlisting has taught me discipline, excellent teamwork and communication and I’ve established many lifelong bonds with my fellow service members. I am honored to have served in such an esteemed position.


David Myers”

Sample 2:

“Dear Commander Lawrence:

I, Adam Franklin, Captain, Infantry, SSN 555-55-5555, hereby tender my resignation as a Reserve Officer of the Army, USAR, under the provisions of AR 135-175. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the American people and do my part to defend our country through my commission in the Reserves.

I am submitting this resignation because, as you know, I recently lost my wife in an automobile accident and must be at home full-time to care for our 2 children. Both my parents and my wife’s parents are deceased and neither of us have siblings; consequently there are no family members to help care for the children while I am away on military assignments. As my children have already lost their mother and have no grandparents I believe it is in their best interest for me to be with them all of the time rather than spending time away from them and also putting myself in dangerous situations that could ultimately cause them to become orphans.

I have enclosed my wife’s death certificate along with other documentary evidence supporting my need to resign my commission. I am presently assigned to the 11th Aviation Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky and am facing deployment to Iraq next month. I ask that my resignation be accepted prior to deployment as I have no family to take care of my children in my absence, and the children have already endured a devastating blow with the sudden and unexpected death of their mother.

I am proud to have been a part of the 11th Aviation Command serving the Commander-in-Chief and the nation in numerous military assignments over the past decade. Please accept my resignation and heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the USAR. I understand that if my resignation is accepted, I am entitled to an honorable separation and will be furnished an Honorable Discharge Certificate.


Adam Franklin

Captain Adam Franklin”

Sample 3:

“Dear Army Secretary Smith and Commander Jones:

I hereby submit my resignation from the Army service of the United States of America. Furthermore, I request that my resignation be accepted. I have been informed and understand that, upon the resignation being accepted, I will receive a certificate of honorable discharge from the naval service. I desire detachment in September 2013.

To my knowledge, I am not financially indebted to the United States government. As required by the United States Government I am providing personal information which follows. I was born on November 4, 1990, and was recruited at the Raleigh, North Carolina Naval Recruitment Office. My commission began in September of 2000 and should have been completed in September 2014.

I am the only offspring of my father Colonel David J. Lee, Sr. He has recently had a stroke and is currently in a rehabilitation facility undergoing intense therapy; however, he is not expected to fully recover. He will be discharged from the facility in mid-September and there is no one to care for him and no place for him to live if I do not go home to take responsibility for his care. My mother is deceased and I have no siblings. My father also has no siblings, no living parents, no aunts, uncles, cousins or other living family members. I am his only family.

My understanding is that a family emergency situation is grounds for a resignation from the United States Army with an honorable discharge before the end of a commission. I consider it an honour to have served my country in the U.S. Army and I would gladly be willing to work out my commission if I were not faced with a family emergency. Please consider accepting my resignation effective next month.


David Lee

Lt. David J. Lee, Jr.”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr. Taylor

I submit this letter as my resignation from my commission in the United States Army. I understand that upon acceptance of this resignation I will also receive a certificate confirming an honourable discharge. I am requesting detachment at the end of this month.

The reason I am seeking resignation at this time is that my mother is currently undergoing cancer treatment and I need to assist with her care. I am the only immediate family member available to provide the care she needs at this time. For me to do this, I was informed that I would need to resign.

I was born on January 1 1993 and started my commission in June of 2011 after being recruited at the London UK Army Recruitment Office. My commission is due to be completed in January. However, I am unable to wait until that point due to the urgency of the situation.

If it were possible I would stay until my commission ends. However, I am grateful for the time I have been a part of the Army and hope to leave on good terms. Please contact me should you wish to discuss this matter further.


Ryan Cummings’

Sample 5:

“Sean Jones

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


June 1, 2022

Harvey Smith

Director, Human Resources

ABC Company

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Smith:

As per our conversations, I am writing to formally notify you that I will perform active duty with the United States Army beginning on July 1. I have enjoyed my association with the U.S. Army and fully expect to return to my job once my military obligation is met.

As you know, my absence from work for this period of military service is protected by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 38 United States Code, Sections 4301-33. I am hopeful that my leave will not negatively impact the organization, and I would be glad to train and orient my replacement before my departure.

My last day at work before I begin military service will be June 31. I do not wish to take paid leave during my absence, and I do not want to maintain health insurance coverage during my absence. I can be reached at the above address and phone number while I am on active duty. If you have any questions about the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), you can contact the United States Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Best wishes for continued success at company ABC and I look forward to the day when I can return to my job.


Sean Jones”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a reason for resignation?

You can write a reason for resignation by explaining your actual problem politely and professionally. Keep the information as brief as possible and avoid divulging too much information about your personal life. In the letter, you can also express your gratitude to the firm.

What is the best excuse to resign?

The best excuse to resign is a better opportunity since this is the most commonly used reason for resignation. You can also mention personal reasons for which there will be very few follow-up questions.

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