My husband is AD navy. Our first baby is due early September and he will be deploying about a week after my EDD. He routed a leave chit last week to go to NY with me for my shower, so he can see his family before he leaves again.
His command denied the leave request. Their reasoning is that he is the only person in his shop on his shift with a certain qualification. His LPO told him to just be happy he may get paternity leave, though not for sure.
Has anyone else been denied paternity leave? I know he can take it when he comes home from deployment, as it'll be within 365 days, but it's the first baby and he'll be leaving right after, so I was kind of looking forward to bonding at home with all 3 of us.
Sorry this sounds so whiny, just trying to see if there are others with similar experiences and what your outcome was.