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Yes, my spouse is a reservist and back in August he volunteered for a deployment. He was not on the list he was told. So a week ago he was advised he is now on that list. I have been having medical issues and I was trying to see it be delayed for any reason. he does not want to be discharged just delayed. He is the main financial support an I will be missing a lot of work over the next few months

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Military Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
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Thank you for your question.

He should discuss your issues with his command, but, as a reservist, if he volunteered for deployment orders, he can refuse to execute them.

That said, if he refuses orders, it can adversely affect his career. If the command agrees to pull his orders because of your issues, it will not adversely affect his career.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He did speak to his command and just stated he volunteered for this deployment and that he has personal issues. He did no elaborate. They were denying he volunteered. They said that unless he filed hardship or congress allowed to get out of them. Congress not happening. When I research the hardship, it keep mentioning discharge. He loves it an does not want to be discharged. Is it possible to file a hardship delay. The deployment is not until later this year.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Military Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
 replied 2 years ago

The posts are public. If you need to discuss something in private, I can offer a phone call, but Just Answer charges an additional fee.

If the command wants to allow him to stay behind, it can do so. Obviously, they are not cooperating. There is not a mechanism for requesting hardship to get out of a specific duty assignment. Instead, requesting hardship means, for example, because of a family health issue, you're unable to serve, i.e., you cannot meet your contract obligations and need to leave the service. If granted, you're given a good discharge characterization, but discharged for hardship.

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Military Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
 replied 2 years ago

If his immediate command is not cooperating, and you can document the family issues, he can make an Art 138 complaint to the commanding general of his unit and explain the reason he cannot deploy, and ask the general to intervene. The general doesn't have to agree to assist or direct the command to allow him to remain behind, but he does have to respond to the complaint.

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Military Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
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Thank you.

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