Here's my situation E-8 due to PCS to Korea when I arrive I will have 19 years or service. I am planning on retiring need more control over
My life. I will have 60 day's of leave plus 30 days use lose and so I am told 30 days permissive TDY are given OCONUS. Will I Be allowed to start terminal leave at the 8 month mark? Not really concerned with tour credit. Or will I have to complete the 12 month assignment?
Bonus question can I choose to pcs to my transition location of choice and retire then? Branch is not working with me at all and it really sucks to have to retire in Korea and my family not see me retire in a ceremony.
BTW 3rd tour to Korea, 1 long tour 33 months in combat. So no not trying to just get out of anything.