Hi everyone, I thought I'd look for some advice about the situation I've found myself in. I was prior service (active duty Navy) and joined the Guard 3 years ago so I could pursue college full time and also there weren't any Naval Reserve openings close to where I'd be attending college. I've had problems getting my training in because I'm told Guard Bureau doesn't have the allocations so I'm still a 3-level. My AFSC doesn't even do any contingency training until 5-level. Every time there is any sort of exercise (ORI, ORE, unit exercises, air shows, etc) I am told I have to attend for the full week. Unfortunately any time I'm called in I'm left making coffee, doing menial tasks, and simple secretarial tasks (collating and stapling, putting together folders). Between all these events and initial tech school I've only been able to attend college 3 of the 6 semesters so far. I received an email earlier today telling me to clear my schedule for 4 different weeks from now through next May but 3 of those weeks fall in the Spring 2013 semester. The school has been understanding but the dean has told me that anything greater than 2 weeks of absence from attendance mandatory classes is too much. It's frustrating that I'm not able to get my schooling accomplished because I keep being told I have to attend these "required' events and on top of it all I don't even actively participate in any of it because I don't have the training. Anyone have some advice on how I should handle this?
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