Originally posted by newlymrs:
From my understanding, it closes in Dec or Jan. I am trying to figure all of this out. I ETS in 2015. I've only been told that there are not enough slots for me to reenlist and I need to wait for the next fiscal year to try again. (per the reenlistment NCO). There is no reason I should be ineligable to reenlist. I just read the new Reenlistment Options and Eligibility Window from Army Reenlistment and it seems I would be ok to reenlist.
Just becuase you "qualify" for reenlistment does not mean you SHOULD be allowed to, this is not the Army of 5 years ago. My SGT just reenlisted, myself (Platoon Sergeant), 1SG and Commander had to sign a memo stating we agree he should reenlist. If your Commander does not think you are the best candidate to reenlist, then you won't, the slot will be reserved for someone who "deserves" it...in saying this, you need to talk to your Chain of Command to see if this is what happened or is it that you held out and all the slots got filled. Our Career Counselor talked to me the other day, he is not allowed to reenlist one person above his mission, once he meets his mission, thats it no more reups...