Monday, March 26, 2012
Army Wife Woes
I do complain, I admit to that but usually its with good reason.
Now I need to say that the phone call I just got left me saying to myself, "this is unacceptable". Here I am all dressed and ready to go have my meeting with the commander and J is being tasked out by his Sgt. J called me at the top of the hour to tell me he was running late but that his Sgt. said that she had already told the commander about the delay. I just got a call from the commander's office, the receptionist in fatigues, wanting to know the whereabouts of my husband. They had no clue about the detail. They were not informed by his Sgt. that he would be running late. The commander will not be available this afternoon for a delayed meeting. UGH! We were supposed to discuss J's career with him today. So I'm peeved.
I think I'll have to email his commander. Its okay I'm one of the few that was given his email address. It was so stated in the email I was given with the change of command. It stated, "If you are receiving this email, I consider you an extremely important resource to our organization whom I communicated and worked with and for on a regular bases.". So I'm going to take liberty here and try to reschedule the appointment. I've emailed his past commanders and we have been on a friendly basis with all of them so far. Which I have to say isn't bad considering the rank difference. Maybe its because I volunteer within the Army?
The email is now sent. We'll see where this leads. I am hopeful that J will still be allowed to deploy. I don't want him to deploy but it is his job. Obama has put in place the criteria to relieve soldiers of their duty and dismiss their contracts if they are unable to perform and deploy. The President is after all J's boss and he has to follow to letter of the law what the man dictates.