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How do I find out if I’m on PCS orders?

I talked to my branch manager about two weeks ago and he said I will be coming up on orders soon. How can I check to see if I'm on orders?

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There are a couple of ways you can find out about orders. Your S1, retention NCO, or branch manager can all provide this information to you by looking it up in EDAS. You can also find out for yourself by logging into AKO.

Once you log in to AKO, you will see “Army Links” on the right side of the page. Click on “Assignment Satisfaction Key”, then “On Orders”. Your assignment location can be seen there. You must remember though that nothing is official until your orders are published. Your orders will be distro’d to you through your S1 by the Installation Levy Section.

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  • Katrina Villarreal


    Hello, so my husband has been told he’s supposed to be reporting to Fort Carson Colorado, his Deros is September 13th, his S1 & leadership cannot get ahold of his Orders, what else could we do to locate his orders.

    • Mark Gerecht


      He can check with his brigade S-1 and they can check with the G-1. They should be able to find the orders. He can also call is Human Resource Assignment manager at Fort Knox and explain that he cannot get a copy of his orders. This might better be solved by asking to see the 1SG on open door policy. He can also ask to speak with the Battalion CSM on open door policy.

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  • amber forbes


    After re enlisting a week ago for Germany .. I still cannot see the actual base in Germany I’m going to on ASK…is it because my contract hasn’t processed yet?

    • Mark Gerecht


      Typically you do not receive a specific base in Germany. You will be assigned to the replacement company and from their you will be assigned to your unit. At least that’s the way it use to work. You can also try calling your assignment manager but I would give it another week or two before doing that.


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