Shipmates, I need some help. I was commissioned via STA-21 and since I was commissioned so early by my school, I was IZ (most junior for the cycle) for O4 this cycle even though I only commissioned in '12. Needless to say I wasn't picked up, I barely have any time in. I digress, my STA-21 time does not count per big Navy. So, even though I have continually served since '01 (18 years), Big Navy sees me as being in for only 16 years since my 2 year STA-21 time doesn't count and if I FOS again next cycle, I will be let out since I do not have the required 18 years to be in sanctuary. I'll be 2-3 months short. I cannot find the instruction that says it doesn't count and the STA-21 office will not write me back. I simply saw a statement of service in my OMPF. I'm freaking out only b/c I just PCSed, so my FITREP will not really improve my chances while I'm AZ next cycle. Any insight and help will be greatly appreciated.