Not sure if this is the right place but I figured it was the closest.
Little personal information about me:
Sergeant stationed at Fort Lewis, WA, almost 4yrs TIS. Deployed with unit here last April, had medical problem 2 weeks into deployment while in Kuwait, got sent back for a year long profile.
Medical problem is resolved and have not come down on orders at all. I want to go to Iraq or Afghanistan or anywhere that is a combat zone.
I called branch manager assistant (left a message), and sent email to followup on the phone call. I got several short terse emails from this woman telling me basically there was nothing they can do for me unless I reenlist.
Right now my ETS is 30NOV2009. I am currently in the process of trying to get a reenlistment contract for a reclass to 35M but want to reclass after I have been deployed.
The whole point of me joining the Army was to obtain my CIB like my grandfather and serve in the Infantry. Albiet I'm not making a career of the Infantry but it's just professional and career planning.
A few more emails from branch assistant ensued where I asked why I could not get orders when I have over 1 year and 5 months left on my contract and was in the process of reenlisting.
Once I sent this email I got an email back from the actual 11B2O branch manager telling me there's nothing they can do. No explanation, no help with anything.
I even explained to the assistant that I will take any station in the world as long as a unit I could get into there was deploying soon or already deployed and I could meet up with them in country.
Any ideas on how to get deployed? I've been in almost 4 years and got screwed out of my chance at deployment last year and want to finally go.
Thanks for all the help. Sorry for being long-winded.