Here's What You Need To Know If You Are On Military PCS Orders To A Remote Location With A Follow-Up Assignment
A permanent change of station in the military, known as PCS, isn't really all that permanent. A typical new duty assignment within CONUS (continental United States) lasts at least 36 months. Remote assignments are overseas assignments that are typically only 12 months, particularly an assignment in Korea. Families do not accompany their soldiers to remote assignments. Typically, soldiers heading to a remote assignment are also given a follow-up assignment of 36 months in CONUS.