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My Spouse has PCS’d and I am Scheduled to PCS to Another Location..How can we be Stationed Together?

Bottom line

Possibilities are not looking good at this point.


I am assuming you are enrolled in the Army Married Couples Program. If not this would be part of the problem because your Branch Assignment Manger would not know the two of you were married without this enrollment. The assignment managers use this enrollment to try and coordinate assignments of married couples.

Since your spouse has already completed his PCS you have two options that might produce a positive result:

  1. you could request reassignment to his current duty station since you have not PCS’d
  2. your spouse could attempt to contact his S-1 and explain the problem. He could request that he be allowed to complete a self move to Fort Stewart at no expense to the government.  This would mean the Army would have to backfill your husband’s position or the brigade would have to send another Soldier to backfill your husband’s position.

There is only a small possibility of either option working but they are options none the less.  I hope one of these options works out for the two of you.


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posted on 10/06/2017 under Q&A
Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..

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