Posted on Apr 12, 2021
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Is there a regulation that covers heal time and recovery after surgery? Specifically for soldiers with very little time left on their contract? That’s the current situation I find myself in. Had to have my second knee surgery with just under 6 months left in service. The orthopedic doctor has said directly to me I could be fine but if I want to pursue extension on my contract that he would support me. I’d very much prefer to play it safe and extend, rather not end up in the situation where I struggle to find work and just worsen my injury. Looking through AR 601-280, I’ve found nothing yet that particularly pertains to my current situation. Any insight would be greatly appreciated or suggested course of action.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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This is a G-1 issue. You are not the first one in these circumstances.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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You're close to your ETS date, just walk in and extend. You don't need to have a reason as long as you're retention eligible - ie not flagged, barred, etc
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SFC (Join to see) thank you SFC, I’ll have to have another conversation with my retention NCO
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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SPC (Join to see) skip you're Retention NCO you need to talk to your Battalion Career Counselor
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SSG Brian G.
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SPC (Join to see) - You are saying you are flagged. Who put the flag in place and when? IF you got flagged then they had to counsel you on that and you should have received a copy of that.
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SPC (Join to see) - You can't be flagged for being on a temporary profile. Who told you that? Were you counseled about this flag? If not, that was wrong. You also need to be talking to your leadership to find out what this flag is because that doesn't sound right at all.
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Not an answer to your question but advice nonetheless. Take care of your knees because you will really feel it in your later years. I like the advice given by CW3 Kevin Storm. I myself benefited from a commander who never gave up on me because of injuries. I kept him in the loop of my recovery. I also had a very good doctor who believed in my recovery and return to duty. Good Luck with your recovery Specialist!
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