Before we talk about transfer I would like to address your statement concerning depression and getting into trouble. It is important that if your husband starts to have problems that he seek professional assistance. There are several options available such as the Chaplain and Medical Services. While I understand this is a difficult decision for many Soldiers it is important to take action to correct the problem. If you become increasingly concerned about your husband and he does not want to do anything about it, you have the option to speak with the Chaplain or members of the chain of command. If you choose to do this I encourage you to be calm and take a professional approach.
Methods to transfer out of your unit
Unfortunately a Soldier usually faces this type of situation once or twice in a career and most times they must work through it. There are some options but the success rate is limited.
Option 1: Is called a swap. This is usually done through advertisements in the Army Times. The individuals must be of the same grade, MOS, etc. and the command must accept the change.
Option 2: If your husband can find a job in another unit, he can see if the chain of command will allow him to leave.
Option 3: is to see if he is qualified or desires a special assignment like Driver for BN CDR/BN CSM or REUP NCO. Sometimes units will allow personnel to work out of their MOS to fill vacancies in other critical areas.
Option 4: Become friends with a BN S-1 NCO and ask questions about reassignments. The regulation concerning assignment is: AR 614-200
The reality of the situation
If your husband’s unit is shorthanded in his rank and/or MOS, odds are close to zero that he will be able to leave. Also, you have recently PCS’d and this works against a transfer unless the transfer is on the same base or to a unit that is short handed. Consider the Army’s cost in moving personnel.
It is usually easier to find a job with a different supervisory chain within the same unit than it is to try and leave the unit all together. The downside of trying to leave a unit is when a chain of command realizes the Soldier is trying to leave, the environment can get a little testy. This is not always the case but it does happen. If he wants to leave, his best option is to be professional and calm in all his dealing with his chain of command and bring them a recommendation that is well thought out.