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I'm sorry...this happens a lot in my category. No base, no supervisor, no access to military colleagues, etc.
I'm ex-HPSP (took scholarship for 4 yrs med school) with a 4 year obligation to be served AFTER residency. I'm in a deferred non-sponsored civilian neurosurgery residency and completing my final (7th) year and I'm told by email that I will start in San Antonio as Major on 14 AUG.
Its very complicated ever since they told me I was in the "discharge phase."
I expect that I'll have to serve 4 yrs on base with a c-code (for my non-service-related myopericarditis) unless Gary Myers' actions successfully make then re-declare me medically disqualified, thus not meeting assession requirements.
I'm ahead of myself. I think I know what I'll do and just wanted reassurance:
What I'll do:
1) report for duty and document my valid FCP
2) submit for hardship/parenthood separation (for FCP holes)
3) be denied separation
4) work as best I can to serve and support my 2 boys
5) be ready to fight disciplinary action IF something out of the ordinary (out of my control; out of predicted circumstances) forces me to miss work to take care of my kids
I think I've troubled you too much. I should stop asking questions.
May I contact you later in the process for FCP positioning?
Yes...I was notified that I was medically disqualified on JAN 2. They told me I would NOT received Active Duty orders and instructed me NOT to not sell my house, and to find a different job. They told me not to call them anymore and directed me to call the ARPC Separations office instead. That office never received my "file."
On MAR 22, they emailed me to tell me my disqualification was overturned and that I was "medically qualified with waiver." Chaos ensues. Damages are still being managed. My attorney, Gary Myers, has filed FOI and is arguing that a waiver cannot me imposed and does not make me "fit for duty."
Thank youAnd sorry for the back and forth....but I believe I now have a picture of what is happening.I know Gary Myers...he is good.But one more question please...was this FCP dilemma you are going to face created by or aggravated by this change in plans (them telling you initially you were going to be discharged, then changing the game on you)? If so, how so?
Well... the AF didn't "create" my divorce... However, the issues of the divorce, in my opinion, are far from "incident" because I was commissioned in 2002 with an 11 delay before putting on the uniform and the recent debacle.
It took MONTHS (2012) to finally come to an agreement that my wife would relocate to my duty station in the interests of the children. Once the AF told me I was out, we put forth several irreversible plans. Divorce consent agreements were re-written (and re-re-written after MAR 22nd).
The custody problem was completely aggravated by the actions of the AF. Once they "overturned" my MDQ, my wife said "I'm not moving anymore" and got a job. I missed my duty station preference and defaulted to my last choice (which may have been a factor in the refusal to move) because they assigned the other 3 guys in the interim between to two opposite medical determinations.
My wife is taking this job which requires overtime and travel. Right or wrong in terms of best interest of the children, she feels she "needs" to "pursue her career dreams" and I am getting custodianship in the joint legal/physical custody agreement. She has many issues...yet not an unfit mother, per se.
The legal costs (contract attorney for the contract I ALREADY SIGNED at Oakwood Hospital in Detroit, divorce attorney, and military attorney) are skyrocketing with no quick or easy resolution in the near future---this is why I hesitate to bother you about legal questions in the "next phase."
How's that for crazy?
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