The intent is to combine leave and Special Liberty before or after the Special Liberty period.
Marines can take their leave before Christmas and combine it with Special
Liberty or take leave after Christmas (96) and combine it with the New year
Holiday. But cannot take both before and after Christmas leave to avoid
charging holidays as leave.
For purposes of clarification, since those Special Liberty periods are so
close, the accepted combinations are before Christmas or after Christmas
with the third alternate being after New Years. Marines attempting to state
that they are taking leave in combination with Special Liberty before
Christmas and again before New Years, vice after Christmas, is purely a
manipulation of the policy.
Example: Holiday Routine for Christmas and New Years: 1201, 24 Dec - 1201,
29 Dec 08 and 1201, 31 Dec - 1200, 5 Jan09.
A Marine tries to sign out on leave at 1201, 29 Dec and signs in at 1200 on
31 Dec. Marine Will be charged 1 day of leave while absent from the unit for 11 days.
Additionally, the member requests leave on the front end: sign out 1201, 22 Dec
and sign in at 1200, 24 Dec. Marine will be absent for 15 days and charged 3 days leave.
In regards to the example the Marine would have to travel out of the local
area to use the 1200/1201 policy so they could not take leave in combination
with Liberty since it has to be taken in the local area vice traveling
outside the local area during daylight hours unless the member was
to the area before going from either leave to liberty or liberty to
- The only marines authorized to use leave in conjunction with a 96 are
within the local area.
- Only marines driving out of the area are authorized to check out on
leave at 1201 and
check back in at 1200.
- There is no way to use both.
Marines can either inject leave before or after as stated above or take all
days above and beyond Special Liberty as leave.