My son is a Plebe and has applied for a pass for this weekend to attend his cousin's wedding a few hours away. It has been approved "at the Company Level" but he has yet to hear anything concrete from anyone higher. He/we are starting to get a little concerned because I'm scheduled to pick him up on Friday after his last military obligation, but we don't yet know if he has been granted permission. He has inquired through the chain of command several times but he says that he is told that it "gets lost in the chain." and he, naturally, doesn't want to annoy anybody, since life is challenging as it is! How high up the chain does the approval process have to go (Brigade, Regiment, Corps)? Not really worried (since he/we knew that things like this would occur), just wondering.