Originally posted by expressy:
Thanks Wisechief for responding, I really appreciate it, I will let my spouse know the information. Wisechief I have a question for you because you were in Germany did you go back and get your family after woc?
I did not really know about the leaving the family in Germany option (TDY and return to possibly PCS). And I honestly thought I could PCS my family to Fort Gordon (I received two orders, one to WOCS in Rucker and the other to WOBC at Gordon), but when I arrived to Gordon before heading to WOCS, I was told that since I was officially a WO1 (as the rank of my orders had shown), I could not put my family in housing since I was still currently an NCO (E-6).
So, I had my wife and kids stay with friends and family in New York until I graduated WOCS. I actually PCS from Germany in Jan 2008 and did not arrive to WOCS, the first week of March. I did some SRAP (recruiter assistance) and took a month leave before driving to Georgia from New York.
When I was told that I could not move my family on the government dime to Georgia until I was officially a WO1, I took some more leave and then went to Rucker for 6 weeks. Again, the rationale is that is you fail WOCS, then your branch has to delete and re-cut new orders on where you will go. If you fail WOCS, you really do not want to return to your former unit because it will be a personal embarrassment to deal with that.
Upon graduation, I went back to New York and my WOBC report date was a month after my WOCS graduation. Since my daughters were in school, I kept them up NorthEast and heading to Gordon again alone and got the house. WOBC was a six-month PCS for me (I am Signal). My family did not arrive to Gordon until I went and picked them up for the fourth of July holiday four-day weekend back in 2008.
Anyway, the six out of 18 active duty in the class, received our RFOs for our next assignment, three months into our WOBC.
And guess where I was going? To the same place back in Germany lol So I PCSed twice within a one-year period. And that happened to me again, last year.
I was the only active member in my class to PCS overseas and to this day, I wonder why. I told branch that I would have love to remain stateside but I believe, since I just did 10 months that first time in Germany, my branch manager sent us back, so we can do our three years in Germany.
So, on my record brief, I have a 10-month tour to Germany and immediately a 35-month tour and there are both considered completed overseas tours that are added to my army overseas ribbon. Actually, my overseas number now has the number 6 in it. Twice for Germany, Twice for Afghanistan, once for Iraq and one for Korea.
If your husband is going Aviation and his school is for 18 months, you will PCS with him to Rucker but I do not know your husband's MOS that he got selected to Warrant in.