PCS to USMA

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by 11bangbang, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. 11bangbang

    11bangbang New Member

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    Hello fellow applicants/advisors etc. I’m a prior service applicant who has guaranteed admission barring DoDMERB, CFA, and complete the application. All of those should go well. Looking ahead to the future, is it just a normal PCS to West Point or is it ETS? I’m wondering if “terminal” leave would be something I could do to go back home before R-day. Any help appreciated, thank you!
     
  2. BabySki

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    From what I understand, its a PCS to either USMA or USMAPS. Minus the garunteed appointment, im in the same boat as you. In regards to taking terminal leave, thats for whenever you ETS. Although, you can always submit PCS leave prior to R-Day. Hope this somewhat helped!!
     
  3. DS1998

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    Regular PCS, just make sure you turn in ta-50 when you clear post. Your OCIE should be cleared. Take all the leave you can before R-Day, you won't need to worry about leave balance once you get here.
     
  4. sbennett4660

    sbennett4660 Member

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    I’m active duty and have received my LOA. I’ll be PCSing from Germany but since it is treated as any other PCS you can take as much PCS leave as your command will allow
     
  5. UHBlackhawk

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    As pointed out it's a PCS... sort of. You can't keep any of your leave when you enter West Point so you have to either sell it back or burn it up.
    Be aware that my 2021 prior service DD ran into "issues". She was deployed when accepted and had to return early for USMA, so she was dealing with a Rear Det. COC. They were more concerned with using her for details rather than letting her out process and PCS. She finally had to get E-9's involved to get it straightened out. She ended up only have a few days to spare and had to sell back most of her leave. I know of a case at another SA where a chain of command got smoked for not cutting someone lose on time. It's rare, most COC's are proud to have someone head to USMA, but if you run into issues contact USMA for guidance. They may be able to "push" on their end.
     
  6. mob2023

    mob2023 New Member

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    I'm in the same situation--currently active duty and also received that email with my rank among the other enlisted candidates. It works like this: your current active duty contract will pause, and you will enter USMA. If you leave before the beginning of your junior year, your contract will resume where it paused before you left for West Point, and you will be required to fulfill your initial active duty obligation. If you make it to junior year (and swear your affirmation, of course), then your active duty enlisted contract will be terminated and you will sign a new 5-year commitment as a commissioned officer.