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I received my separation orders it get out of the army do I

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I received my separation orders it get out of the army do I still have to complete my extra duty while I transition out

Thank you for your question, however, I am a bit unclear on your facts. Do you mean do you have to stay on active duty to finish your extra duties once you reach your separation date that is on your orders? If so, has there been an involuntary extension since you received those orders?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm on active duty currently my discharge date is the 21st of Oct I have received my orders that I have been reassigned to transition my commander wants to to stay on extra duty instead of spending the last week in the army to get all the things I need to do (ie pack my house up to move )

Hello again,

Thank you for your reply. If you are on extra duties, and that was a legal sentence from an Article 15 hearing, then they can continue up until the date you are actually separated. That said, if your Command is not giving you time to do what is absolutely necessary to do the absolute necessities for separating, then you could, if you choose, file an Article 138 complaint against him or her. However, if your transition is just made more difficult, meaning you have to find others to help you get things done, then that is not unlawful. It is only if you are kept from doing the bare minimum that is required to muster out, that you would want to file an Article 138. Otherwise, extra duties are legal under Article 15 up until the day your sentence runs out or you are off of active-duty, whichever comes first.

Please let me know if you need clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.
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