how far should i let things things slide with my chain of command before i take matters into my own hands?

To all of you lifers leaving answers, I'm looking for answers not your opinion of what you think of me. My situation with the army is completely paperwork related. I signed on the line to serve 3 years active duty, 3 years in the national guard/reserves and 2 years on IRR. I have all the proper documentation to prove it but my ERB shows 6-years active duty. I've already spoke with IG and we came to the conclusion that MEPS incorrectly entered the information which I have already verified with MEPS. My 3 years on active duty has already passed but the person who wrote my contract still works as MEPS and has told me I need to just fulfill my 6-year obligation. I'm now up to be chapter for failing my PT test too many times, but it seems like no one wants to do anything fast. Every bit of my chapter paperwork is done but it seems to just sit everywhere it goes. I was told by MPD, I could fight my ETS date, but the process would be lengthy. Taking my honorable discharge with my chapter would be much faster. That was back in July and its now October. I have a daughter in the states who is dealing with her mom and step dad going through marriage issues and I really need to be there for my family. I've been married for 1 year and I haven't seen my wife since then, due to being a pt failure. I'm waiting on signatures, and that's it. Everytime I go to a briefing for a high ranking individual, they go on and on about putting anyone and everyone out of the army, but here I am, waiting. And that crack about "at least you're still getting a paycheck" isn't a factor I'm concerned with. I have money saved, and both my family and my wife's family are fairly wealthy. I make the least out of anyone in our families, but work twice as much. I can't even look into getting a job because I can't guess when ill be leaving. So my question is: when do I say "enough is enough" and go higher?

Asked By: None - 10/12/2011
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Honestly lets put aside the PT and all the 'paperwork" snafu" and just deal with the PT Failure. The Chapter paperwork has to go throgh the mill, up the chain, over to SJA, over to Medical, back to SJA, back to Brigade and so one. Why is everyone sitting on it I can't tell you. The only thing I can tell you which isn't... More
Answered By: John U - 10/12/2011
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Without even touching the "PT" issue (don't know how you'd ever fail one), I'd say now. If you've done your time and want out, push it up the chain. No one will look out for you except you.
Answered By: Robert - 10/12/2011
I have never heard of anyone having a 3 year active, 3 year guard, 2 year IRR contract. Ever. Jesus must bow down and lick your toes!
Answered By: Nullmind - 10/12/2011
read the fine print.. you can actually be held active the entire 8 years if they really wanted to push the issue. regardless of what any contract says... More
Answered By: Mrsjvb - 10/12/2011
So basically what you are telling us is you "mistakenly" signed for 6 years? Well for starters ALL initial contracts for enlistment are for EIGHT, and that time is broken up between active and active/inactive reserve time... More
Answered By: one of the worst in Bears history - 10/12/2011
First of all, why can't you pass a PT test? You can't meet Army standards, but you want them to jump when you want them to? Doesn't work like that... More
Answered By: Pandora - 10/12/2011
Hello None... More
Answered By: LarrySmile - 10/12/2011
First off, I'm a retired military... More
Answered By: Nathan Hastings - 10/12/2011
You should have already gone to the IG. I am assuming you enlisted under the Army National Guard's "Active First" program seeing as how your contract says 3 active, 3 Guard followed by 2 IRR. You will not be the first one the big Army has f*cked over in this program. You need to contact both the IG and... More
Answered By: Bo Jangles - 10/12/2011
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