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I just got put on assignment orders. How can I get them deleted?

I recently found out as I checked my AKO that I have been placed on assignment orders to Ft. Polk, LA. How can I request to get them deleted?

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Getting put on assignment can be stressful to any Soldier. When a Soldier is placed on assignment to a duty location they do not want to go to, or they just do not want to leave their current duty assignment for a number of reasons, there is still a way out of it–though everyone should be aware that a request for an assignment deletion is never guaranteed. Branch managers at HRC place Soldiers on assignment for a variety of reasons, and they are only ones who can tell you what that reason is. Because of this, deletions, though not impossible, are a matter of timing, unit strength, and justification.

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MacArthur D. "Mackie" Ocampo is an Active Duty First Sergeant and has served in the Army for 15 years to date with 9 years of service as a Human Resources Specialist. Currently, he serves as the First Sergeant for Hammer Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Mackie has served in Korea, Ft. Carson, CO, Schofield Barracks, HI, twice in Afghanistan, and twice in Iraq accumulating over 59 months of overseas service. He believes that the "personnel" aspect of a Soldier's career is a big factor in their morale and readiness and is determined to assist Soldiers in their professional development by providing sound advice and clarification of ongoing policies, regulations, and procedures.

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  • Michael treadway

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    evemoonbeam@hotmail.com
    We are to pcs to fort bliss tx. We are in fort benning ga now. I bought a house and have achild that is adhd and mild autism. I really would really like to stay here. I have 4 more years and up for promotion. Is there anyway of me doing it.
    Thank you

    • Mark Gerecht

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      This response is provided based on the information you shared and should not be used as the sole source for making a decision. You should seek guidance from the chain of command, IG, JAG or other certified agencies before making any decisions. How you chose to use this information is totally up to you and is your sole responsibility.

      Michael unfortunately you will most likely have to move. I used to be an HRC assignment manager and I would not grant your request based on the information you provided. You could always try for the following:
      1. Exception to policy based on financial hardship or EFMP (need to be able to prove this)
      2. Ask for a reasonable extension say a 12 month delay in your PCS.
      3. You can usually get a 60-120 deferment of orders most of the time unless it is a priority assignment.
      4. You can attempt a compassion assignment to remain in place if you have such a situation.
      5. Finally I use to allow my Soldiers the option of taking a short tour and returning to their original state side assignment if they desired to do so. This can only be done if the assignment your are on is not a critical position.

      HOPE THIS HELPS
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  • Jane

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    Hello, I am 12 days out from PCS and I already have my orders to ft.lewis is it possible for me to get my orders deleted and change it to where my husband is at, even though I will be outprocessing… Is it possible to get my orders deleted and wait for my new one in my next duty station?

  • Mrs. Mitchell

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    My husband has received orders to leave Fort Irwin and PCS to Fort Wainwright. I currently teach on post where teachers are already hard to find and we also have a daughter who’s speech services cannot adequately be provided at Wainwright. We have submitted such information with the assistance and signatures of current command, but the request for deletion of orders was denied. HRC is not allowing my husband to apply for any kind of deferment or extension either. Are there any other options at our disposal?

    • Mark Gerecht

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      This response is provided based on the information you shared and should not be used as the sole source for making a decision. You should seek guidance from the chain of command, IG, JAG or other certified agencies before making any decisions. How you chose to use this information is totally up to you and is your sole responsibility.

      Mrs. Mitchel unfortunately he will most likely have to move. I used to be an HRC assignment manager and I would not grant your request based on the information you provided. You could always try for the following:
      1. Exception to policy based on financial hardship or EFMP (need to be able to prove this)
      2. Ask for a reasonable extension say a 12 month delay in your PCS.
      3. You can usually get a 60-120 deferment of orders most of the time unless it is a priority assignment.
      4. You can attempt a compassion assignment to remain in place if you have such a situation.
      5. Finally I use to allow my Soldiers the option of taking a short tour and returning to their original state side assignment if they desired to do so. This can only be done if the assignment your are on is not a critical position.

      HOPE THIS HELPS
      Respectfully,
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