Posted on Feb 26, 2019
Nia Vee
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So what should a SM do? If a SM has been chosen to go to ALC, but they were unaware because of a PCS, and they were given the no show status. The status was reversed because of an investigation. It was deemed that they were not responsible. So, the SM is waiting to get a new date, and a 2 star general signed a request recommending the SM receive a date. What should the next step be?
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SFC Patient Service Tech
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Status was reversed? GO signed off on receiving a new date? Well, the only thing left is for someone to submit a new date/seat request.
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SSG Ortho Tech
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Have them go see IG. They have a magical way of having things happen faster if a soldier has been wronged.
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How can your friend, a SGT (?) be expected to take care of Soldiers at the next level (SSG), if the SGT lacks the ability to work through this.
If it is a matter of waiting, the SGT should wait.
If the SGT believes a date will not be provided because of a systemic failure (every entity knows something went wrong, but every entity hasn't taken action necessary for the system to spit out a new school date), the options (not exhaustive) are:
1. Do nothing.
2. Gather copies of all documents and number them as enclosures to a memorandum for record outlining the sequence of events, actions by the SGT, schools NCO, branch, etc., and what the desired outcome is (seat in the next course?). Then, use the NCOSC to reach out for support from the DIV CSM to resolve. I have seen very few issues a DIV CSM is unable to correct.
3. Same documenting action as 2, but contact the IG.
3. Same documenting as 2, but contact the SGTs Member of Congress.
I would suggest 2 and add that the SGT make it clear the desire is to avoid 3&4, then, based on results: 3.
If 3 fails, 4.
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1SG (Join to see) they have been trying to do everything that they can. I choose to reach out to whatever resources are at my disposal. Im not in the military anymore which was why I posted on this site to get input from those knowledgeable in this area. I appreciate the suggestions, but the earlier sarcastic comments are unnecessary.
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1SG Retired
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Nia Vee
The comments weren't sarcastic, nor meant to be sarcastic.
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The SM should call his school manager. He would be able to get him a slot while over the phone as long as everything has been submitted.
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SFC Operations Nco
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Exactly... don't wait on anyone or you'll keep waiting
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Nia Vee
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They sent an email to their BM and the school and they said it was nothing they could do.
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SSG Battalion Medic
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His command won't be able to do anything, and the school doesn't control who gets slotted. If the SM doesn't have the phone number for the schools manager he can go on the HRC website and locate it under branch leadership ( I can't verify this at the moment because I'm not able to log onto the HRC site on my phone but if I remember correctly it was the branch leadership)
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SSG Ortho Tech
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Wait for the new date. You have nothing negative towards you due to the mis-communication.
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Nia Vee
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No, they don't. I just hate that they are being punished for something they were not responsible for.
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