Posted on Oct 18, 2017
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I just recently received reservation emails for Phase 1/2 of WOCS and WOBC. My command team is trying to force me to push back my WOCS school date so I stay through the deployment with them. Can this even be done and is it legal? I’ve already gone through so much resistance with my BN Commander on this and now that he knows I’m leaving for WOCS, he’s trying to push back my report date.
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CW4 Anthoney Lowry
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don't push back your date. your unit will deploy with or without you. Your unit is thinking what is best for them and not what is best for you. If you don't take care of your career nobody else will.
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Spot on.
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WO1 Pilot
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I’m almost scared that if I don’t get the date moved that they will find some way to get it moved
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CW4 Retired
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Stick to your date. The command will support you or they would not have approved your packet to start with. You will face this obstacle again as you progress and attend WOAC...
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I wouldn't push the dates back voluntarily. I am pretty sure they don't want to explain why you are a no show and wasting valuable seats. You probably aren't going back to that unit when you are done and if you see them again you will be on the other side of the fence. If they want you to stay, let them make the move. That's just what I would do in the same situation.
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WO1 Pilot
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So the BN Commander can have my date moved if I don’t move it myself? CW2 (Join to see)
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CW2 Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer
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No, stand firm don't let them scare you. Unless you have a special MOS that there is a shortage of and he can justify needing to keep you for the mission. Even if that is the case there is someone else with that skill set that can deploy in your place. I can tell you that there is definitely a shortage of Warrant Officers in almost every MOS.
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Question update: I spoken with my BN Chain of Command concerning my WOCS date, they have agreed to let me go. Thank you all for your input and advice!
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CSM Charles Hayden
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Best wishes!
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WO1 Pilot
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Thank you very much CSM Charles Hayden !
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WO1 William Steimel
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Good Luck!
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WO1 Pilot
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WO1 William Steimel Thank you very much! I’m looking forward to it!
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