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I am sorry for this dilemma. I am assuming you want a frank answer.
Other than complaining about this specific recruiter (he can make the complaint to the Navy...or to his Congressional representative), there is nothing that can be done.
It is not possible for him to return to the Navy.
Nor is it possible to change the discharge.
While it is possible, in some cases, to change the characterization of a discharge, this can only happy if you can prove "error" or "injustice".
For example, if your son disclosed this originally, and they took him in and then discharged for fraudulent enlistment ?
That would be a clear error and he could apply to the board of corrections for naval records to have the discharge changed.
But what you are describing, your son made a false statement. That is a basis to separate him accordingly
I understand he did this at the insisting of the recruiter. And he can absolutely complain about that. But that will not be enough to change the discharge.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that they will change his discharge, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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