Hi. My fiance is in AIT right now for the National Guard but he is wanting to go Active Duty Army. We are wanting to get married. How long does this process take at most? Also does anyone know if he will have to file for single soldier housing before we get married if we don't get married until after he goes active or can he file for family housing knowing that we are getting married? How long is the wait list for housing on base?
What process? Getting married? Depends on how long the license takes to get to you.
He's not eligible for family housing until you're in DEERS as his dependent.
The process of going from National Guard to Army. What is DEERs? And what does he have to do with that?
Your fiance's first hurdle will be to get from the National Guard to Active Duty Army, it's not as easy as you may think right now.
Think of DEERS like this. Right now the Army does not know or care who you are. Once you are married you will and your new husband will fill out the proper paperwork and you will be put into the DEERS system. Once you are in the system the Army will now know and care about you.
Housing will be a moot point if he is not able to switch to Active Duty. If he is somehow able to switch then you will either get on base housing if available or BAH to live off base.
He will not be able to file for family housing until you are married and you are in the system, if he gets stationed prior to you getting married he will go into single soldier housing.
Okay. My fiance graduates AIT in November and wants to start the process of going from National Guard to Active Duty Army. When would be the best time for us to get married?
Anytime after AIT.
It's going to take a while to go through the process of switching to Active Duty, and that's if it is even possible. Just be aware that if is somehow able to switch to Active Duty he will not get any housing or BAH until he reports to his first Active Duty Assignment.
With everything that I am going through with getting married, AIT, and first duty stations, I would get married ASAP. Make the Amry know who you are and make them know you exist!