A serviceman's leave under a contract is granted on the basis of an order from the commander of the military unit in which the service is carried out. At the same time, wishes for a specific vacation period are taken into account only for certain categories of military personnel.
Contract military personnel are entitled to annual leave, the length of which depends on the total length of service. Leave to such persons is provided on the basis of an order from the commander of a military unit, which is guided by a special plan for granting vacations, the needs of a particular unit. A soldier can ask for a vacation in a specific period of time, but the command is obliged to take into account this request only if such a person belongs to a special category of citizens who have the right to provide rest upon application.
Who has the right to choose the period of their own vacation?
Some categories of contract servicemen can independently write applications for leave, and the unit commander is obliged to satisfy their request for leave in a specific period. These categories include veterans of hostilities on the territory of other states, servicemen affected by the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, fathers of disabled children who are less than sixteen years old, as well as single fathers of children who have not reached the age of fourteen. It also takes into account the opinion about the specific vacation period of those contractors whose wives are on maternity leave. The legislation also distinguishes a number of other categories of military personnel who have the right to leave at a convenient time for them.
What should be considered when using vacation for contractors?
Contract servicemen should take into account that the duration of their annual leave increases with increasing length of military service. So, the initial duration of rest is thirty days a year, and the maximum, upon reaching a certain length of service, is forty-five days annually. In addition, some categories of contractors are entitled to additional leave. In this case, if possible, the commanders of military units are also obliged to take into account the wishes of servicemen and provide basic and additional leave without a break between them. Sometimes the contractor himself, for certain reasons, wants to divide his own vacation into several parts. In this case, a request should be sent to the command, taking into account the fact that one part of the leave should not be less than fifteen days.