I feel your pain!!!!
I re-enlisted in Oct 2011, my ETS was August 2012 and its now days away from January 2013, and NO sign of bonus!! I love how the Army can fuck you over all they want and you cant really do anything. It has been over 4 months and they cant send me my damn bonus money, but if we go to the field tomorrow and I loose a canteen cup you can bet your ass they will charge me $50 for it and it will come out of my very next check!!
So is my Contract void?? I mean I was basically promised a re-enlistment bonus is a timely manner of 30-60 days after ETS and its been over 4 months!!! Ugghhhh
Originally posted by obred12:
I don't know what is up with the military but the National Guard Bureau (NGB) has been sitting on my reenlistment bonus for over three months. My original ETS was May 31, 2012 and I reenlisted for 6 years in June 2011. My unit didn't date the last page and because of that, myself and my commander had to write a statement saying that I am a current soldier in good standing and that I did nothing wrong so I shouldn't have to suffer by not receiving my reenlistment bonus in a timely manner. Well, I guess Miss Cathy Plants says that there are over 100 soldiers in the same boat as me and that the NGB went through some new software updates and they haven't touched reenlistment bonuses! It's been 7 months since my original ETS and still no reenlistment bonus and I am slotted for a deployment in a few months. Does this mean that since the military can't live up to their contracts that I don't have to either? Very frustrating as I have done nothing wrong but somehow other people in my unit are getting their reenlistment bonuses and the only reason I haven't is because my unit rep did not date the last page of my reenlistment bonus! Is anybody else having this problem? Oh, and I filed an IG complaint and they said that they can't do anything about it, and I was told that the only thing I could do is write my congressman!