The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act provides for a 5-year period during which a person can be absent from a civilian job in order to serve in the military, and still be eligible for reemployment in their previous position upon their return.
There are certain exceptions which allow an employee to enjoy these rights even if the absence for military service exceeds 5 years. One exception is for "initial obligations" of more than 5 years, and another exception is for those "unable to obtain release" until after the 5-year mark.
Does anyone have experience returning to a civilian position after flight-school ADSO is up? Of course, this would take more than 5 years. Do either of the above exceptions apply to an Army aviator? The initial enlistment is 3 years AD, but with the contractual expectation that WOCS and flight school will be completed, thus automatically incurring additional ADSO.
Any insight on this issue from anyone with experience (or an opinion) would be welcome. I suppose I could also contact the Department of Labor and ask them.