I am an E5 with 11 years Reserve time. I got promoted in December. Retention is telling me that I cannot reenlist UNLESS I have completed WLC. However I have looked over AR 601-280, as well as several MILPER messages regarding WLC and I do not see anything to back this up. I do know that I am below the retention control point of 15 years so no worries there.
I only question this because 1) I cannot find the answer and 2) I have been "misinformed" at one time or another by nearly every retention NCO I have dealt with!
On a side note I extended for 12 months to deploy. I now want to reclass when I get home. I also read in 601-280 that extension(s) cannot exceed 23 months. Am I able to extend again for 10 or 11 months (not to exceed 23) in order to go to school? I will have 13 months left when I get home and to reclass requires 24 months left TIS.