All: I wish I came on before tonight. Because, we would have went straight to finance first. Before going to the other sections. Anyway, according to the finance clerk.(No reg quote) The Soldier will collect OHA from Guam along with FSP,COLA and HDP. Because dependents are physically going to be there. While he is in Korea. He will be in government quarters and obtain a meal card.
Trans: You are right. I have literally never seen a 42A in a orderly room. Funny part, I am at a BDE level. Yes. My BDE S1 did not have the answer. As a matter of fact the reply was "I will get a answer for your Soldier, NLT COB Monday." This was Friday. (6 APR 12) Same day I posted this. Oh by the way the SM had a levy brief date. When the Soldier went to attend. The post reassignment clerk kicked him back, because his name was not on their list and they did not have a packet for him. (BDE S1 gave him the date and time of that levy brief.) Anyway, long story short. Because, I was curious and hate leaving Soldier's without answers. (9 APR) I took the Soldier to the post reassignment section and inquired myself. Soldier explained the whole situation. His response was: "S1 strikes again" So, I walked out with him having a levy brief date and found out a lot of info. I guess I should have did this the same day I posted this. But in my past experiences and having fellow battle's as a 42A well the two that are DS's now. There was always this statement where Soldier's should do everything thru S1 and let S1 handle the situation and not to go over their heads. So they can DO THEIR JOB. I agree. It is just like utilizing the COC. I was lucky that day because the clerk we talked to happened to be a person who lived on the same street as me. If I have known that it would have been easier. Laugh out loud. Anyway, I figured I would ask here. Well, I found out more info that I had no idea about. Did anyone know that any Soldier can in fact send his family home to Guam at the military's expense? AR 55-46 Chapter 2, Para 2-4. I then went back to my cave. Typed up his 4187 for him, walked it to our little CC, had him sign it and headed to S1 went straight to the NCOIC. Explained the whole situation to her. Luckily, the NCOIC was actually very helpful this day. So, as of today. We are waiting on the approval. Once completed, goes back to the reassignment section and his orders will then get cut. Apparently, our S1 is known for stuff like this. Me, personally I had no idea. I just wanted answers for him because this Soldier is short.
Myer: Wow, learn something new everyday. Thanks. Dual COLA? I did not think that was possible. Well if I do not try to find out. I guess. I will never know.
All: Thanks for you assistance. By the way, this forum is very informative. I have no idea why I did not join earlier. See you all around.