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Unfortunately, command has been given a great deal of discretion when it comes to approving leave. You've not really indicated any family emergency situations that could be used to raise the matter to higher chain of command.
If your command has a reasonable basis for denying it, such as the need to have all personnel in place to assist with a move, then command has the legal authority to deny leave requests in connection with that need.
I wish I could tell you differently here, but you've indicated no legal violation in your question.
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