MIL Why does the military move you every 2-3 years?

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  1. Omega366i

    Omega366i We Riding Dirty

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    It seems like everytime someone gets trained on the job, he gets orders and we have to train someone new. Why not just leave him/her at the job he has trained for?
     
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    Kroze Active Member

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    What?
    ask your CO
     
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    BWAHAHAHA, I wish they would do that! I've been stuck at Pope for 7 YEARS! I finally got orders to Little Rock, and only because Pope is going all reserves due to BRAC.
     
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    I wish they'd move me ever year. That'd be awesome. I love getting the couple thousand they pay me for moving every year and seeing new places/meeting new people. I'm stuck here for another 2 and a half years (which is cool and all cause I love AK) but I wish I could get deployed or PCS to germany or something different. I'm glad I'm not stationed 2 hours from where I went to college now though.
     
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    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    So you don't become too familiar with your chain of command. It's changing though in the Army as we move to longer 7yr assignments...hopefully.
     
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    I can tell you, staying in one place sucks. Especially when you have a really shitty command. That's especially the case here at Pope, I think we have the worst command in the AF. Problem is, this base is a stepping stone for Colonels to move up to Brig General. So they come here, and begin the ass raping. Exercise this, ORI that, inpection here, wine and dine Generals there. It sucks. We had one Wing Commander that wasn't like that, and wouldn't you know it, he didn't make General on his first shot, and was promptly PCS'd to somewhere else. Had to make room for a real go-getter you know. 7 years, and 6 Wing Commanders later, and I am so ready to leave. Next base, Little Rock. AETC base. Sure, there's a lot of crap there too, but at least it's already run by a General, and it's in a hell of a lot better locale than Pope.
     
  7. evan2

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    shit I was at Eglin for 6 and loved it, too bad I had to leave and honestly 1 year of that was spent in the sandbox over 3 trips
     
  8. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I'll spend my entire 5 at the same unit. :(
     
  10. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Been here 3 years and I have a minimum of 3 more to go. Oh and 3 wing commanders. Go figure.
     
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    ill be spending the rest of my 5 years at the same place :dunno:
     
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    Turbo is correct, but it's mainly due to so you don't become complacent imo.
     
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    I had the same experience as well. Right out of school, I was the only guy to get stuck in a base unit (i.e. NOT deployable) It stayed this way the the next 2.5 years, and had I not VOLUNTEERED to go TDY on this deployment I would still be there...and sadly I'm going right back there next month. Doing my 4 years at the same base & same unit wasnt what I envisioned when I joined 3 and half years ago. :dunno:
     
  14. Ashy Larry

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    It costs alot to move a family. They try to do what is now call "Homesteading" if it is possible, they'll keep you where you're at until they need you somewhere else. The Commandant of the Marine Corps has a new policy. Every Marine will be in a combat zone during their tour. So this homesteading thing may be out the window.
     
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    The longer I stay at Kadena the better :)
     
  16. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

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    didnt they recently talk about ensuring homesteading wasn't happening?
     
  17. Ashy Larry

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    I'm at Kinser right now.

    And Dubrocker, who is "they"?
     
  18. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

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    i dont remember. i just seem to recall hearing about being guaranteed to move
     
  19. Ashy Larry

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    I don't know. It seems to me that it is more cost effective to not move people for the sake of moving them. I can understand needs of the Marine Corps and what not. I know that I have been at duty stations for 5 years at time and had to request to leave. I made a post in a different thread though about the Commandant of the Marine Corps saying that everyone is gonna be in a combat zone during their tour.
     

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