Good Morning, I am a veteran of the Air Force (Honorable Discharge) with a narrative separation reason "personality disorder". Since my discharge, I have obtain a master's degree, served in both the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol (Air Force Auxiliary) for 2 years. I have also been seen by a therapist that treated me for the disorder for which that licensed therapist says that I no longer have. I'm also not on any medication. I would like to know if there was any possibility of serving in the Army National Guard pending that I can prove with medical documentation that I do not have the personality disorder?
State/Country relating to question: Florida
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I am assuming you receive a RE-3, but need to know for sure.
Can you tell me what is your RE Code?
Yes Sir, it was an RE-3.
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Thank you for the information. Individuals with an RE Code of "3" can normally reenlist in the Army or another Service, but will probably require a waiver to be processed. If you truly did have a Personality Disorder, then you will need documented medical proof that your condition is no longer present and will most likely not reoccur again. If you were just suffering from isolated instances of depression that is slightly different and your documentation should state so my your physician.
You would need to take the documentation to a local recruiter to assist you with the process. I do not know the current need for Active Duty versus the National Guard at the current time but if they are not strong currently that increases your chances of being waived back into the military.
I wish you much luck.
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