I am trying to explore my options to get out in time to attend school. Here's the situation: My ETS date is 29 December. I have 79 days on my ETS balance. I will be doing a DITY move, so between my 79 days of leave, and 7 days of travel time, I will be leaving on October 5. I would need 20 days of PTDY from my commander in order to make it there on time.
My PSG does not think it will happen, but I am scheduled to talk to the commander in a few days when get gets off leave (yes, I know that a company commander cannot approve it anyway). Per the regulation, I am not authorized any PTDY, however I have known several people that have gotten PTDY for transition when they were not authorized it per regulation.
Another option I suppose would be a school drop, however this is something I am confused about. I understand that you can request to separate up to 90 days early, but I don't know where transition leave fits into that. If that 90 days early includes transition leave, I won't be able to make it on time, because that would basically only get me out 11 days early. If I does not include transition leave in the maximum 90 days, then obviously that would work.
S-1 wasn't much help (pretty much Army standard in my experience). Anybody have any input on how this works? I really just want to go to school, and it would really suck if I couldn't attend because of 2 weeks...