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Unfortunately, there really is no way to speed this process up. Until you are separated, you are still in the military. This isn't a criminal law matter, so there is no constitutional speedy trial clock that applies.
There is also no regulation that mandates to commanders how long this must take. Certainly, there are some guidelines, but as commanders are so fond of reminding me when I tell them they need to get me something, they are just guidelines and commanders have the discretion to do what they think is best.
I guarantee you, if you try to push this matter it will be slowed down on purpose. They want to release you, because they do have to answer for why you are still on their books, but they will do so in their own time. You just need to be patient. A week is really not very long, in terms of the legal world. I've seen these takes many months.
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