Came down on Waiting List for WLC, Right Before PCs date??

Hi there,
I checked my AKO this morning and I received an email stating that I was on a waiting list to go to WLC. The dates for the Course that I am scheduled to go to are from April 30th to May 23rd.
I reenlisted down range in October to PCS to Korea, and I have had orders since December with a June 2nd report date. My orders also state that I get 15 Working Days to clear. How is that going to be possible if My proposed WLC course ends on the 23rd and my report date to Korea is June 2nd?? Not to mention my ticket to Korea will be slightly earlier than the 2nd. The 2nd is when Im supposed to report in to Korea, and its on Saturday.
Also I was planning to take a full 30 for PCS leave and my unit was already tracking that, I got it that it's not going to happen thanks to WLC possibly being thrown into the mix, But I know I am authorized at least 10 days for PCS leave going overseas. And Im going to try to take the most PCS leave I can even if its just 10 days.

Any one have any advice on to whats going to happen? any information would be greatly appriciated. thank you for your time.
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Are you single? If so, try to go to that WLC. I ask because if your married you got bigger things on your mind with the PCS then WLC, but if your single clearing is not a big deal.

Either way, when is your house hold goods getting sent out? That may be the thing that gets you, check to see if the WLC issues gear out for people with none with them.

Talk to your CoC get them to talk to 1SG, he can get you off the list if you play the household goods and clearing thing.
Thanks for the Quick reply & Advice.

I am Single, I am stationed at Ft Polk, And the only issue with clearing for me is that I do not have a car, and the places I need to clear are all over the place.

I dont have a set date for household goods pickup yet, but I have my inital brief with them on the 15th of this month. They are going to ask for a hard date at that time.

I havent had a chance to talk to anyone in my unit yet, but I will talk to my first line on monday and see what is going on.
Sometimes you have to pick between what you WANT and your CAREER.

It will help you quite a bit to have WLC finished before you PCS. But if you don't want to make that happen, then that's up to you.

Clearing takes just a day or two at most installations, if you can get someone to drive with you or go rent a car or borrow one. In my opinion the whole "I get 14.5 days to clear and I want every second of it" attitude is lame.
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Originally posted by hello-rockview89:
Hi there,
I checked my AKO this morning and I received an email stating that I was on a waiting list to go to WLC. The dates for the Course that I am scheduled to go to are from April 30th to May 23rd.
I reenlisted down range in October to PCS to Korea, and I have had orders since December with a June 2nd report date. My orders also state that I get 15 Working Days to clear. How is that going to be possible if My proposed WLC course ends on the 23rd and my report date to Korea is June 2nd?? Not to mention my ticket to Korea will be slightly earlier than the 2nd. The 2nd is when Im supposed to report in to Korea, and its on Saturday.
Also I was planning to take a full 30 for PCS leave and my unit was already tracking that, I got it that it's not going to happen thanks to WLC possibly being thrown into the mix, But I know I am authorized at least 10 days for PCS leave going overseas. And Im going to try to take the most PCS leave I can even if its just 10 days.

Any one have any advice on to whats going to happen? any information would be greatly appriciated. thank you for your time.


First of all "authorized" and "guaranteed" are two diferent animals. Who put you on the list? All this might be resolved by a phone call from your 1SG to get a deferrment processed so you report July 2 instead of june (i know 4day on there). When i went to Korea i had to go TDY and return to a 8 week school, came back, cleared in 4 days (with plenty of time to chill), took 17 days instead of the 30 i wanted and went to korea (oh i had just married before i went tdy).

So your school will trump your "i want 30 days leave), never have i seen orders that state how long you get to clear (my last unit gave me 5, after my NCOIC said i would only get 1). Talk to your unit about a deferment or switching wlc with someone else that is next on the list since you are leaving so soon.
Thanks again to all with the quick reply's

I am open to all advice constructive criticism etc. So thanks again. I am just seeing if anyone knows of how to handle a situation as such and what the steps are.

i dont particularly care if I take a full 30 for PCS leave, I would like to take some though, because I probably wont take leave while over there.

I just came down on a school "wait" list which specifically states that I am not garanuteed enrollment and I will fully know if I am going or not on or about the start date.

My orders Clearly state that I have to go pick up Installation clearing papers 15 WORKING DAYS prior to my report date or my leave date if I am taking leave. Once I get installation clearing papers I can pick up Unit clearing papers. That's just the way my unit is, and from my knowledge of being in the unit people going OCONUS have gotten 15 days to clear.

I would much rather go to WLC 2 days after reporting in at Korea, than right up to my PCS date because it just throws everything out of place.

So Since I am on a "wait" list I am just going to continue to proceed as if I was not going to WLC since "im not garunteed enrollment" and go ahead and get my ticket and set up a date for house hold goods to pick up my stuff, which will be around the 3rd week of May I assume. When Monday rolls around too I am going to talk to S3 and figure out a plan of action.

If I wasnt going to PCS 6 days after the course completes this wouldnt really be as much of an issue, but Im already known losses for my unit, so I just dont understand why I came down on it any way. Not to mention there are 4 other E4's in my shop who havent been to WLC who have been an E4 longer than I (only by a couple of months) and they are all PCS'ing in July, so I may be able to swap with one of them.
I would push for a defferment to go in July vice June.

If that doesnt work, you could do a leave form for 31 days of leave (Apr30- June 1; no leave needed for the 2 June report date). Doing that would make you able to start your clearing 15 days prior (around 15 Apr) to your leave date (which is also your school date). Then you can also push your household goods shipment out earlier than if your report date (without leave) was just June 2.

If you go to school your household goods will be taken care of, and oyu can outprocess when you return. If you dont go to school, you can always not take the full 31 days, and outprocess "at your leisure".

As long as you let your command know why you are requesting the leave, then I am sure they will approve it, esp to fast track your household goods shipment etc.

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