my daughter is in the process of being seperated from the navy on a medical. She recieved a sress factor during basic traing and was then told to take a 300 question exam by a counsler. From that test she was told she suffered from post tramatic stress, multiple personalities angered easily and wqas scared easily. The seperation code she was givin was 2311. She was never evaluated by a doctor only a test. She was was hoping to serve her country and worked hard just to get into the Navy. She wants to try the air force now but unsure of that is anoption with the medical discharge from the navy
State/Country relating to question: Illinois
Still gaining limited information from my daughter she is still in the Navy awaiting seperation but is not being told anything by the personel.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.I am sorry to have to bear bad news, but if she is separate for medical reasons, it is highly unlikely that she would be allowed to enlist in another service. This comes from the discharge codes...a person who is separated for a medical condition like an anxiety disorder (PTSD is an anxiety disorder), is typically give an RE 3 or 4 code and with this it is very difficult to re enter the military.For this reason, if her goal is to serve in the military, the time is now. She can, and should fight to remain in. If she does not have an anxiety disorder, she can present evidence to the separation authority (the officer who has the final say on if she is separated from the Navy or not) that shows she does not have an anxiety disorder. For example, she can have a doctor examine her and provide a statement to the separation authority that she is able to serve. IF she can show she does not have a medical disorder, it may be she can convince the separation authority to not discharge her.She would do well to hire a local attorney familiar with military law to help her with this process.
Retired Marine Corps Lawyer, Veterans Services Officer (VSO)
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