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My Command has refused to remove a flag, what can I do?

I had a flag review in late July and was found to be in good standing. The flag remains in place. JAG has advised me the removal can take up to six months and I should cease any further follow ups. All of the research I have done says the flag should be removed immediately, and/or within 3 Days. This is detrimentally affecting a disabled child's ability to use education benefits, and causing great distress to the family as a whole and a significant financial burden. Can you provide any direction as to how and to whom we should escalate to? I thank you, in advance, for any help you may be able to provide!

Bottom Line

This is an IG Complaint for failure to follow a rule or regulation.
Discussion
This response is based upon the limited information you provided.
I am not sure what you mean by good standing. Nor did you state the reason for the flag. Was this the first review with the second review to be scheduled within 3 months?
I am confused as to why JAG would tell you it could take up to six months. All of this aside, let’s step through the issue.

AR 600-8-2, para 1-9c. Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions,

Specifically, states “A Flag will be removed within 3 working days after the Soldier’s status changes from unfavorable to favorable.”

posted on 07/02/2018 under Q&A
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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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