Posted on Feb 15, 2022
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First I just want say, I understand leave is a privilege in the military and can be denied. However:

My TIS began in MAY 2017 and will conclude in DEC 2022. In those 67 months, I accrued about 167 leave days. I have only taken leave 3 times which totaled 68 days. Which will leave my as of today, 99 ETS Bal (72 CR Bal).

My problem is my leadership above the Co, did not believe I had so many leave days. So after this, I did the math and gathered PHYSICAL COPIES of the leave log book of S1 with those 68 days of leave I’ve used. I will present this tomorrow but even then, can this be denied and what are my next steps if it is?
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
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Leave is approved by the commander "at the needs of the service". They do have to follow policies of the their commanders and the US Army Policies, but some of those include manning-requirements (so many soldiers available for duty, etc.) plus some of those policies restrict loooong leeeeaves.
In the end the commander decides and approves.
The answer is YES, you can be denied terminal leave.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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Are you saying that your leadership doesn't believe your LES? Or are you saying your LES doesn't reflect 99 days - because the way you accounted for your leave is not the way its calculated.
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No no, yes that is what I meant. The only reason which calculated everything in my service was only to show CSM that I’ve been in longer than he thinks.

But what is going on with the special leave accrual my s1 was mentioning. They had told me that leave will not be lost in October due to COVID?
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And unfortunately the only way my leave gets to my BN CDR is my BN CSM
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This is easier than explaining it. In the future don't listen to "they" or you'll learn a painful and expensive lesson. Go to the reg first and then ask questions.

https://www.military.com/benefits/military-pay/your-les-changing-where-it-displays-your-extra-covid-leave-carryover-pay-attention.html
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SGT (Join to see) look, nobody here can tell you how to read your CSMs mind and explain this to them. What we can tell you is that Commanders approve leave. Period. You should be able to solve your issue with that info.
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Well for one, you will only have 97 days for your ETS balance if you’ve used 68 days. You earn 2.5 per month. Usually, terminal leave does not get approved over 60 days UNLESS you are retiring. They will force you to sell the remaining balance
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