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Can I maintain a room in the barracks and live off post?

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Generally there is nothing that prevents a Soldier from maintaining a room in the barrack but choosing to reside off post without obtaining separation rations and/or BAH

However if performance drops the chain of command could revoke pass privileges and have the Soldier remain on post.

Usually living off post is not an issue…if it is it can usually be adequately address by speaking with the chain of command.

You may want to consider speaking with the 1SG and/or Commander on open door policy.

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Hope this helps to some degree.






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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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