Great question! I can totally understand where you are coming from. I believe you should type up your request and then seek assistance by requesting a joint meeting with your Company Commander/1SG and ask them if they would support you in obtaining your recommendation from the CG assisting you in in setting up a meeting with the Division CDR and CSM. It might not be a bad idea to ask for a recommendation from the DIV CSM as well.
The last thing you want to do is tick off the chain of command. Imagine how things will go down if the BDE CDR calls the BN CDR and says….did you know SPC X sent an email directly to the CG?
This process might take a little longer but if you let them know in your correspondence that you would need the recommendation by a certain date to submit your packet then that should help as well. Another option would be to seek a letter of recommendation from the Company, Battalion, and BDE CDRs and take these letters with you to your meeting with the CG. This gives them the information they need to write a solid recommendation because your CG really does not know anything about you personally except that you won the Soldier of the year.
You should also consider asking each one of these CDR for words of wisdom with regard to OCS and becoming an officer.
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