NYPD MOS to Deploy
Quick question to anyone in the NYPD who may have been in a similar situation and what measures you took to resolve. Please PM me with any info you may not feel comfortable posting for whatever reason. Thanks.
Here is my dilemma:
I am currently enlisted in the Marine Reserve as well as being an active UMOS in the NYPD. My unit, stationed out of Delaware, I knew a deployment was going to happen in my first year or two being on the job, so i never transferred to a NY unit in hopes that I wouldn't be leaving my Marines to deploy without the same platoon sergeant they've had for the past year already. Regardless the deployment schedule looks like the following:
May 2-4: Monthly Drill
May 5-9: regular work with NYPD
May 10-28: Annual Training/Pre mobilization staging @ Quantico
May 28: Orders cut for Mobilization
May 29-31: regular work with NYPD
June 1: Mobilized to active duty
The dilemma is quite simple, while I understand the process of dealing with the NYPD military and extended leave desk, this procedure is quite involved and time consuming. My timekeeper suggested doing all this before the AT (May 5-9) and than just being on indefinite leave until the deployment ends. While this would be the most convenient, the problem is that orders for said deployment won't be cut until AFTER the 3 week AT. Inherently this puts me in the predicament of needing to leave Delaware on Thursday the 28th with orders, drive back NYC, somehow get all the orders processed in 2 days, and arrive fully equipped and ready to deploy by June 1.
This unfortunately also leaves me no time to say goodbye to family and friends and take care of personal affairs (ie moving belongings into storage, etc) since I am positive the NYPD will take up the majority of those 2 days (turning in gun and shield, getting new ID issued, etc)
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