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I found out been out the military since 2013 and didn't even

I found out been out the military since 2013 and didn't even know. I'm trying to do a back track reenlistment and re enlist for the future. Been working on this for 8 months. I told the retention NCO she is not doing her job and making excuses. I did not curse. This is via text. Now she threatened to give UCMJ Article 89. I'm technically not in the army. No id can't get promoted etc. Can I get charged that and do I even have to go the reserves weekend duty?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no i haventJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I guess that when I do go to drill I still get paid. But I don't have access to anything. Also the NCO said I threatened her more than once. And she is concerned of active shooters and disgruntled soldiers. implying I am a threat. All this info is documented. I didn't threaten anybodyJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My AT is in two days and I have not spoken to a therapist

My AT is in two days and I have not spoken to a therapist yet about getting discharged from the Army. My SSG wants proof that I am in the process of leaving and that I am not in the right mental state to attend AT. What should I do. I really do not want to go.

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My Army husband soon to make Major in July and I just

My Army husband soon to make Major in July and I just separated. I would like to know what am I entitled to when we proceed with the divorce. He has been serving for 23 years,we were together for 3 years then married in 2003. We have no children together. Both our kids are adults. I have a difficult time understanding the procedures. Medical wise I use ventilator when I sleep and have asthma which requires me to use an inhaler and nebulizer. Will I loose my Tricare Prime when the divorce is finalized? I am now considered a senior. There is a 16 years difference in age. My husband being the younger.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I fear it would hurt me financially.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: He agreed to pay me 2400 till our separation of 1 year is over. He said that his deployment of 9 months last year plus his ILE classes of 3 month this year might be considered 1 year separation. We are being very civil about this divorce. I just want to make sure I am getting what I need out of this divorce. He agreed that I should stay in the house we bought till the separation is over in order for me to save. He will pay the utilities and the rest of the car payment which he bought for me. Next year it would be payed off. We are planning to sell our house in TX and NC after all this is over.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am an AD Army LTC pending a GOMAR a political event in

I am an AD Army LTC pending a GOMAR for attending a political event in uniform. What are my options, can this impact my retirement I have 29 years total 23 active duty.

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My spouse and I are both in the army and I'm wanting

My spouse and I are both in the army and I'm wanting divorce. He's stationed in Missouri and I'm in Hawaii how exactly would this work?

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I'm a post-conviction/appellate attorney, but handle some

I'm a post-conviction/appellate attorney, but handle some trial work at the immigration court. I speak Spanish and German; I am considering becoming a JAG with the marine corps. What are the requirements? Is there the chance that I can still work in the realm of appeals?

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My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has

My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has been, or is on the verge of being discharged from the US Army, for depression. He was at AIT and some circumstances arose that just pushed him over the edge of depression. The medical team can recommend a "517" discharge. Will he lose his benefits? He has no disciplinary actions and the simple fact is he couldn't pass his final PT test after 68-W training (5th in the class). I am worried he will lose all his benefits.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: He is in Texas at Ft. Sam but lives in Little Rock and is a member of the Arkansas Nat'l Guard.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: We are talking with the IG office at Ft. Sam. His National Guard liason at the base is worthless, as in unreachable.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Oh, really... and this will cost money right?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: during the final PT test, he tried to cut off a half lap and was caught and subsequently lied about it to the 1st Sergeant. They saber rattled for a while about Chapter 13 and Article 15 but that was to scare him. He admitted to cheating and lying to the Sergeant. The IG official spoke to the 1st sergeant and he is just pissed Sean lied but stated that Sean was very much "worth saving" as a soldierJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: Sean is an EMT in private life. And he was fifth in his 68-W class at AIT. He would be out of there today except for the PT run... and at the time, he was under medical care for pneumonia

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I am ex military and currently married to a CPT in the Army.

Hello, I am ex military and currently married to a CPT in the Army. I have been actively trying to divorce him for at least six years now. From what I understand I am entitled to a portion of his retirement, as we have been married now for 15 years. He doesn't want to sign the divorce papers because he doesn't want me to get any of his retirement. What options do I have in order to end this long ordeal? Does he have a choice in the matter of the retirement? Also since we have been separated if he draws BAH as being married with a dependant and we are legally separated does that BAH belong to me and my child, whom I have physical custody of?

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Is Army GOMAR and GOMOR the same?

Is Army GOMAR and GOMOR the same?

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