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    minimum time away to PCS

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    I think the answer is no.
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    would the navy move our family if dh has to go to school? what is the minimum time he would be gone that they would move us to be with him?
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    I think its 6 plus months they would move the family. Dh had a 10 month school and we moved with him on orders. As did all the other students in his class who were not going to stay in that area.
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    It depends on how the orders are written.

    Our friends are with her husband at training school for a 2 month and the Air Force had their orders written that way as a TDY in route. They will then as a family go to their new duty station.
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    When DH went a few years ago, it had to be a certain number of days (classroom days, not weekends). I think it ended up being between 6-8 months.

    Also, I don't know about other careers but DH was highly discouraged to me with, because it was a hard course and needed undying attention. If that's a concern for him (study habits, distractions, etc...) I would take the advice serious.

    Other than that, we were both super glad I went.
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    I did a 3 month school with my husband. It was a TDY enroute. There are probably different rules for if he is going to school and then returning to the same duty station.
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    It was 23 weeks when DH went to tech school (10 years ago) and I think it has increased since then. We were on his orders for the first part of his school, which was almost two years, but not for the second part, which was about four months. He went to school two more times during his time in, and one of them (5 months) was a TDY (we went with him anyway) and the other (1 year) was a PCS.
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    How long is his school?

    The answer seems to be "it depends". You can google the JTR and look for the specific regulation, but there are often lots of complicating factors like whether the school is all in one place, whether he's returning to the old duty station afterwards, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    How long is his school?

    The answer seems to be "it depends". You can google the JTR and look for the specific regulation, but there are often lots of complicating factors like whether the school is all in one place, whether he's returning to the old duty station afterwards, etc.
    not incredibly sure. There are spots for his rate and rank open, but for the year before him, so he is going to see if he can get a waiver to fill one of those spots, if he cannot and come October there are still no engineering spots (which since a lot of it is contracted out to civilians, I'm not counting on) he is planning on cross rating.
    He seems to have all but given up on the likelihood of being commissioned and says he wants to become an LDO.
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    LDO is still commissioned. Training is a bit different, but it's still commission. (The "O" is still officer.) I didn't really follow all of the rest of your post about what he's trying to do, but you'll want to look in to the LDO process if you haven't already as, just like with regular (unrestricted or restricted) officer, it can be a lengthy and involved process.

    OPNAVINST 1420.1 covers how to be an LDO, which would be a place to start if you need to know the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    LDO is still commissioned. Training is a bit different, but it's still commission. (The "O" is still officer.) I didn't really follow all of the rest of your post about what he's trying to do, but you'll want to look in to the LDO process if you haven't already as, just like with regular (unrestricted or restricted) officer, it can be a lengthy and involved process.

    OPNAVINST 1420.1 covers how to be an LDO, which would be a place to start if you need to know the process.
    I don't really follow it either, to be fair.
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