So I requested, and was approved for, separation at the end of my obligation on 01July. However the orders were written to specify that I separate during the month of July, not 01JUL. Apparently this is standard practice, everyone else got the same orders, and quite a few people end up opting to separate towards the end of the month rather than the beginning if they were late on their job search. My question: can they force me to work through the end of the month of July if they need the manpower? They've already made it clear that we're not getting much if any terminal leave, but can they add an extra month on as well? Does anyone know an instruction governing this situation?