meltoine - I'm not sure how productive commiserating might be, but as you guys have done this transition recently, I might have a question or two come to mind as we move forward with it. (and being able to snark with someone about it all while doing so might be pleasant...)
I think we'll end up in an OK situation. We think DH qualifies for TERA, and I still work for a company based in TX, so we are looking at moving closer to there (as well as send out some feelers to see if we have other options available).
I'm so sorry to hear that :-( unfortunately I know quite a few people who SHOULD have been promoted over the last few years but weren't. And all of them are doing fantastically well as civilians. Fingers crossed that the transition works out well for you both.
I'm sorry to hear that. For what it's worth, nearly every passed over officer I've ever known was amazing at their job. AND are much happier on the outside. But I know the stress of the unknown. Ive gone through two RIFs and I'm waiting on my PZ results right now.