Soldiers stuck in coronavirus-PCS limbo can request to stay at their current installation

U.S. Transportation Command this week halted all upcoming planned moves, issuing guidance to moving companies not to pick up household items until the travel freeze is lifted. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
U.S. Transportation Command this week halted all upcoming planned moves, issuing guidance to moving companies not to pick up household items until the travel freeze is lifted. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Soldiers stuck in coronavirus-PCS limbo can request to stay at their current installation

by Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Soldiers who cannot move to their next duty station because of Pentagon-issued travel restrictions emplaced amid the coronavirus pandemic can request to remain at their current post, potentially for one year, a top Army general said Thursday.

Senior service leaders late Wednesday signed off on the plan meant to ease the burden on Army families with upcoming permanent change of station orders who have been left in flux by directives halting moves until at least May 11, said Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, the Army’s personnel chief. Pentagon officials have said the halts in movement for the force could last beyond May, if the crisis continues.

“The intent is to help the soldiers and families get settled and get ready for the post-[coronavirus] world they will be living in,” Seamands said Thursday by phone. “If a soldier and family sit down and talk about it, and they feel they are in a good place … it may be best for them to stay in place.”

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