I'm hoping this is the appropriate venue for inquiring about a request for vocational leave for a soldier (aka sergeant) that is currently stationed in Afghanistan.
It has come to my attention that this sergeant has submitted a request for leave from his current post there in Afghanistan to come home for a visit. It was indicated the process for this to occur is the following:
1. Soldier to submit request for leave to commanding officer
2. Commanding officer grants or denies
3. If granted, the paperwork is forwarded on to the appropriate department and/or individual
4. Transit process through the Transit Department require the completion of the transit facility form and money back guarantee form
5. Transit Department requires remittance of money to the finance department, which was remitted to Liezel Pelicano at the military base in Cambodia
6. Letter from Reginald J. Brown of the Department of the Army, Office of the Assistant Secretary ManPower and Reserve Affairs stating the soldier does not have the required amount of $10,000 on his Military Travel Card
It is unclear if this is the actual process for this soldier and seeking clarification and guidance to better assist this soldier. If there is an appropriate person that can respond and provide the guidance, it'd be greatly appreciated. Thank you.