I've probably never been this happy to start a topic!
So months ago we tried to get our GC expedited since I wanted to join the Military and needed the GC. Here the topic from months ago with all the steps http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498495-expedite-aos-through-army/?p=7209579
It got denied... we didnt even get to send off any evidence. We even involved our congressman, who was pretty slow with things... we don't know if his office contributed to this success, but we are thankful!
I got to do my ASVAB and obtained a Job reservation from the US Army.... Also A great MEMO written by the first Sgt of the office ASKING for an expedite... I submitted one more expedite request... DENIED again! Same story, no one asked for evidence though we had enough evidence....
Week after that, we got a potential interview waiver, saying it could be denied another 6 months... so you can imagine how upset we were!
We set up an infopass appointment... took a new job offer to the appointment and guess what. ''Oh we'd like to grant the GC but the case is at the NBC!'' Just submit one more expedite request! So thats what we did the same day! We got a mail asking us to send the evidence via mail to the atlanta field office. So thats what we did... after a week we got a mail back... I open it all excited and what is it? ''We have received your letter... we will process it in the order.. bla bla'' that was the second automated letter we got. So after three weeks of waiting and knowing that it would be denied again, a phone call woke us up today. My wife answered and it was an officer!!! ''All we need as for you to fax us the marriage license and then we are good to go!'' All excited we faxed the license and 2 hours later the status changed to GC IN PRODUCTION!!!!! So of course we are more than just happy and excited! We will celebrate it today! Army, here we come! It really saved us because we had no clue how to support us financially!
So to everyone who NEEDS their GC expedited: It is possible! It is MUCH harder than an AP/EAD because what possible reason can you have to NEED the GC over the EAD??? Not many! But we had one and even though we had to send 3 expedite requests, it eventually worked out! Soooooo one month after the potential interview waiver, we got the GC approved! We were very persistent and tried literally EVERYTHING!
So to the people who want to go the same nerve wrecking way: Persistence is key - do not accept NO as an answer!