It must be a lovely time to work in some of these personnel offices in the Army. Every day must be so fun and exciting, because it becomes more and more apparent with each piece of paper that I need to process that some of these people clearly at least believe that they have never done any of this before.
All I need for this deployment is orders. Just one set of orders. I can make the copies myself. I promise. Orders attaching me to the unit which I am supposed to support for the duration of the deployment. Is that so much to ask?
The challenge appears to be that this is the first time the personnel office has ever encountered such a situation, as the orders attaching me to that unit appear to be mystifying them. I am unsure if it is my personnel office or somewhere higher in the food chain that is having first-day problems, and also unsure if they are aware that they just cut some orders a few weeks ago for another Soldier going from my unit to nearly the same exact assignment to which I will go. To them, it appears to all be an enigma. I am starting to wonder if they get out on the wrong side of the bed each and every morning, and on that wrong side is the wall, and upon that wall they bang their poor heads each and every day and thus forget everything they might possibly have learned before, and so each and every day is new and exciting for them.
Making each and every day exceedingly frustrating for the rest of us.