During my time looking this up I got on the HRC Website and found the same FAQ. I just want to make sure I am reading into this right. If someone would please read this and let me know that my explanation is right I would greatly appreciate it. Here is how it is explaned on the HRC site.
Question 4: How long do I have to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan to be awarded the OSR?
Answer 4: Overseas tour credit is outlined in AR 614-30. Provided below is a clarification statement the proponent to AR 614-30 has provided our office:
“Soldiers who serve a minimum of 11 cumulative months or 9 continuous months in a TCS/TDY status get credit for a completed short tour. Your reference is AR 614-30 (23 Sep 04), Table 3-2, rules 5 and 7. Iraq and Afghanistan are considered isolated areas where tour lengths have not been established by DOD; therefore, the Army gives equivalent credit for periods of TCS/TDY. Also, since there is no official established DOD tour length, Soldiers cannot serve in Iraq in PCS status. To determine the overseas tour lengths refer to Table 1, Appendix Q, Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR), Volume 1. You will not find a tour length for Afghanistan or Iraq.”
Like I said on my previous post I have four deployments, September 03- Feb 04 would be a 5 month tour, September 05-September 06 12 months, September 07- November 08 would be 14 months, September 09- Dec 09 would be 4 months.
Obviously the 14 month and 12 month tour equals an OSR, but how the Reg reads am I able to take the 4 month and 5 month as well as the two month of the 14 month tour to make a cumualtive of 11 months. I think I pretty much know that my answer is No. So I guess I am just looking for a reclarification that I am only entiltled to 2 OSR ribbions.