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    Can they pick their duty station?

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    My DB says he can request to get stationed in Georgia. He's gonna be on a sub, and that's the only sub base where I can transfer jobs. I didn't know they can request where they get stationed. Has anyones SO been able to request where they want to get stationed?
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    when you re-enlist the first time in the marines, you literally get to choose where you want to go.
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    He can request it but unless he is re-enlisting for orders he might not get it even if it is #1 on his dream sheet
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    yeah you can definitely choose where you get stationed ... as long as there is a billet he can choose it ....
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    yeah you can definitely choose where you get stationed ... as long as there is a billet he can choose it ....
    No not definitely. It depends on a lot of things. His job and if there are openings or a need for what he does at the base he wants.

    He can make a wish list but be aware that he may not get his number 1 choice.


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    It just depends.. we are trying to go to Hawaii after this deployment but it may not happen. Just have to see after the deployment who Hawaii is in need of. BUT .. he requested it .. we'll see!
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    It all depends on what is available for his rank/rate. He can request orders, but that doesn't mean he will get them. We had to fight for orders back up here even though my DH is qualified for it and there was an open billet because the detailer didn't want to send him to the same base he'd been to before (different squadron) even though it was a critical billet and my DH would require a 1 month requal rather than 18 months which is what it takes someone who hasn't been here before. So yeah, even when it makes sense it doesn't always work out. We did manage to get the orders, but it wasn't easy, so don't assume he will get them even if it is open for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashwee View Post
    No not definitely. It depends on a lot of things. His job and if there are openings or a need for what he does at the base he wants.

    He can make a wish list but be aware that he may not get his number 1 choice.
    You get a top 3 as far as I know.
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    He can request all his little heart wants, but unless he is re-enlisting, dont get your hopes up till your there...
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    he can make a wish list...

    we are army and georgia wasn't on our list and we got it...
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