Does anyone know if there is an official way to request re-assignment or petition for reconsideration? My son is a submariner currently stationed in King's Bay, Georgia. He has been in the Navy for 12 years. He was recently made Chief and was told he would be assigned to a particular sub based in King's Bay. He made a lot of decisions, financial and otherwise, based on this information. The assigned sub then recanted their need for a Chief and now he is listed to be on a sub based in Bangor, WA. He hasn't received official orders yet but has been told it is pretty much a done deal. He would move in August.
Without going into a lot of detail, this has caused enormous stress on everyone. He seems resigned to the situation but I worry about the long term effect on his mental, not to mention his financial health. Bangor, WA is the last place he wanted to go. Is there any appeal to be made at this point or anything he could do to change the outcome? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.