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I am pleased to share the good news that a solution is available for you to pursue. However, you must act promptly. I am speaking of Entry Level Separation
, and here is how it works. For active duty, a 180 days time frame start ticking from the time of starting Basic Training. However, for Guard and Reserve
components, that clock starts ticking from the time of enlistment, which makes for a stricter time line. In your case, however, the good news is that you still have time, based upon your description. This is a "no harm, no foul" type of separation, whereby basically your Command agrees that you and the service are not a good fit. It does not carry the stigma of dishonorable circumstances and so forth and is only available during this initial window of opportunity. Thereafter, you would have to make out a case for a hardship, which is not at all a simple matter, even with rather compelling familial circumstances. The key here, if you are serious about this, is persistence. And I mean being really tenacious about keeping after your Command. Contact the Chaplaincy Office and seek assistance. That is truly what it takes, but if you persist it sounds like you certainly have every reason to seek such a separation. But please do be careful to go through official channels. Otherwise, simply not showing up will indeed subject you to eventual detention and disciplinary action, which believe me is not something you want and is totally unnecessary.
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