My name isXXXXX'm a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.Thank you
for your military service on behalf of our nation!
Sure sorry for your circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you.
Accordingly, I'm pleased to share some good news with you, as follows. You are indeed correct, and frankly it really couldn't be more clear. For example, check out the following language: "Waiver requirements do not apply to members performing IDT, ADT or are activated under involuntary authorities under Title 10 USC §12301(a), 12302, or 12304." page 6/31 of AFI 36-2131
. In another words, you've rather astutely focused in on three highly relevant points, namely: (1) the involuntary nature of your order; (2) the length of your specified time frame; and (3) the statutory authority under which you're serving. In all candor, it sounds to me like you should be educating your unit rather than vice versa. It's just all over the regulations, and the best recommendation I can think of is to bring that to their attention, particularly the one sentence I cited (above). If you click on the hyperlink, it will take you directly to the document in pdf format.
If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.
I truly hope all works out for you.