I picked orders on CMS about 3 months back. I'm supposed to rotate in October but would like to just EAS in January instead of extend to the next duty station. I have not signed anything due to my current deployment. Is this possible? And how?
Written in your PCS orders was probably a provision stating that you need to re-enlist or obliserv within 30 days of receipt of said orders or they will be cancelled. My guess is that none of those things happened.
The thing is, the Navy and your command still expect you to fulfill those orders. If you are serious about getting out and you know that that is what you want to do, you need to inform your chain of command today of those intentions. If you do not take those orders they will go unfilled and cause problems for the gaining command.
If it's alright I'll tack on my question which is in the same vein.
I notified my command that I would refuse to obligate service for the PCS orders I recieved. Six weeks later I get called in to talk to a chief (whom I'd never met or heard of) he makes a bunch of threats from vague, "you don't know what you're doing to you're future" to specific "You'll face disciplinary action, get an RE-4 code, general discharge, and never get a good job."
I feel like a bunch of this stuff is lame scare tactics (I've served 5 years honorably so far with no marks on my record, so I doubt they'll be able to affect my characterization.) But I've heard of instances where people have unfairly received RE-4 codes for petty reasons, and I'm curious how much prejudice applicants with RE-4 (and honorably discharge) face in the civilian sector.
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To start with, the chief is blowing smoke. They cannot charge you with anything for refusing to extend your enlistment or reenlist. You still can be transferred but it is highly unlikely unless your unit is getting ready to deploy. If that is the case then you might be transferred to the nearest base and given scut work for the next three months.
Even if the command found some way to get you an RE-4 reenlistment code (and that would be pretty petty on their part) then you would have no issues when you applied for a job. Non-government employers ask if you are a veteran but I've never had one ask what my reenlistment code was or, honestly, even care.
Life could get uncomfortable for you during that last three months but it is doubtful unless you are at a spiteful command.
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mturn is correct unless you signed a page 13 agreeing to extend for those orders. If so then it should have stated that failure to obligate will result in an R4. No page 13 then there is no way they can assign you an RE4.
I was wondering how i could cancel orders due to my child birthday being a little under a month after i PCS. I will be given primary custody of the child, we are not married, and i am stationed over seas. My command doesn't seem to know much about a situation like this. Is their instruction stating that i could extend my orders because of this reason? (also, im past my window)
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Are you saying that your child will be born less than a month after your PCS date? That's different than saying your child's birthday is shortly after you PCS.
Do you already have legal documents stating that you will have primary custody of the child after it is born? If so, do you have a Family Care Plan set up yet? Is your next PDS a sea command or a shore command? That could make a difference also.
First of all, you can't cancel orders, only your detailer can do that.
You plan on becoming a single parent and having primary custody while you are overseas?
Not going to happen.
What you want to do and I respect you for trying, is going to take a "cast of thousands" to make it happen. I suspect that the Navy will take the easy way out and give you a Hardship Discharge.
Good luck, I hope you get what you are after.
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