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I want to get medically separated from the marine corps, I

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I want to get medically separated from the marine corps, I recently found that my thyroid glands aren't normal and I've been having chest pain so I can go about getting medically separated
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Peter Griesch replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for your inquiry.The way that it works is that the Navy doctor that is treating you must make a determination that your condition is 1) something that prevents full service, and 2) is a condition that is not treatable / curable to get you back to full service. If the condition is chronic, and will prevent you serving further, the doctor will make his recommendation up his chain of command.At that point it will be determined whether your medical file should be reviewed by a medical review board.If the medical review board agrees with the doctor treating you, then you'll be medically discharged.Please let me know if you need anything clarified or have additional questions.

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