I've been hesitant to post anything more, but I'm afraid that my DD is not the first enlisted applicant to have issues. I would hate to be silent and have someone miss R-Day.
First, let me start by saying our DD is fiercely independent. Nearly the entire application process has been done on her own. Heck, she was playing D1 sports, on a ROTC scholarship and had a nomination for West Point, but decided to walk away from everything after one semester and enlist.
Second, she is a PFC. So when her NCO tells her to go do details, she says "Yes sergeant" and does the details.
Third, her unit is deployed so she is dealing with a rear detachment at BN and BDE level. She was sent back early from a deploying 90 days prior to R-Day kicking and screaming so she could out process and attend West Point, but she has been used for details ever since. I don't think anyone has asked the question, "Shouldn't you be getting ready to go to West Point next month?" She has asked this but has always been given the shoulder shrug.
My DW was able to find out through back channels that our DD missed two levy briefings, the first of them over a month ago. When we asked DD about this her response was, "What's a levy brief?" No one in her unit told her about the levy briefings. We also showed our daughter how to look up her ERB which shows her assigned to West Point effective 2 July.
So somewhere between her division and the NCO saying "Private, you need to attend a levy briefing tomorrow at 0800", there is a disconnect. Since she got this information from "mom", our DD refuses to share it with her NCO's as she might then face the embarrassment of explaining how she found out about the missed levy briefings. As it is she was irritated with us for getting into "her business".
Our DD is attempting to use her COC with the information from her ERB showing her assigned to WP. She also informed us that she received an email from someone at West Point asking for a POC number in her S1 shop and she is sending that number today.
It seems a shame that there may be soldiers out there in danger of missing R-Day due to a disconnect between West Point and an NCO saying "Soldier, go to a levy briefing." There probably should be some timeline posted on the portal for these soldiers so if goals are not met they will know something is wrong, as well as a POC at the Academy to help push this information down if there is an issue.
Sorry for the rant.