For "deployment points" and Overseas Service Bars I am wondering how this is essentially calculated.
1st Deployment: 11-05-2003 to 05-01-2004 (6 months, 7 days)
2nd Deployment: 01-15-2006 to 02-18-2007 (13 months, 4 days)
3rd Deployment: 11-18-2013 to 07-28-2014 (8 months, 11 days)
I THINK for Service Bars I am authorized to wear 5 bars, following the 1 day rule into the next month constitutes an entire month.
However, for the "deployment points" I think I'm only authorized to claim 27 months since I never went past 15 days into the new month. Possibly 28 if those extra days are cumulative.
Also, during the first deployment we were extended until July 2004, but I did not catch it when I left Active back in 2007. I have a memo stating such, and a Presidential Unit Citation that at least covers our time during June 2004. Is there a way I can officially have those months count on my records? It has been one of those annoying instances where I know it happened (turned 21 in Iraq, in June 2004 -- can't forget that birthday), but have little documentation to support it.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!