I'll preface this with the fact that my former Army Ranger husband answered this question with "NFW" - but he also didn't attend an SA so I thought I'd go ahead and ask the "experts". How exactly does the leave process work? Is there even a possibility of such a thing as a 4*? We have the opportunity to attend an event as a family every other April. In a perfect world, we are there Wednesday -Sunday evening. I have no illusions that DS would be able to be there for the entire event this year (which is likely the last time we'll be able to go because my mother is 97), but I'm wondering if there is any possibility that he'd be able to earn leave or otherwise be able to attend?