Potential major legal issue for the command of my unit and Battalion. To keep a long story short, the last two soldiers that have tried to ETS at the end of their 6 year contract have not been allowed to. I am positive both of these soldiers started their IRR packet 90-120 days before their ETS, as required; and that all of their paperwork and commander's counseling's were completed. Both soldiers are now 2 to 3 months past their ETS dates, and are being threatened with receiving U's if they do not continue to drill until they receive their IRR orders. I also know for a fact their IRR packets have been sitting at Battalion for over 3 months, but they have not been signed...for no reason other than to try and hold them. I would like to know if it is legal for this to happen, and what legal actions should be taken. Both of their contracts are 6 by 2. The command has threatened to give U's to any soldier to stops drilling after their ETS date, even if they did their IRR packet on time. I just don't understand how this is legal? It would be like being on active duty and coming to the end of your 4 year commitment and being told "hey we don't have ETS orders for you yet, so you have to stay"? Is this not a breach of contract? If so, should the command be required to give the soldiers excused absences after their ETS date if it is the commands fault for not having the IIR orders cut in time and not the soldiers??