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While in gh school during the spring of 2003 I enlisted Duty

While in high school during the spring of 2003 I enlisted for Active Duty with the Army. I was later accepted to a college and decided to attend school instead. Once at school, I talked to the ROTC program and decided to join a National Guard unit and complete ROTC. I left for basic training in June of 2004. I was given a waiver for my eye sight being beyond the limit. We used the one I was given when I first enlisted in 2003. I completed basic training and returned to school in the fall. I reported for my once a month drills with my unit until June of 2005 when I was supposed leave for AIT. While at MEPS before shipping off it was determined that my waiver was no longer good because it was over 2 years old. The next morning I went to take another exam and submit for a new waiver. It was denied and I was sent home. My unit then sent in a request to have a new one issued and letters of recommendation as well as a letter from myself. It was also denied and I was issued an uncharacterized discharge in October of 2005. I accepted it as that's what it was going to be and there wasn't anything I could do about it. Recently I was talking with a friend who also served and he said that I shouldn't have received an uncharacterized discharge. Was I given the proper discharge or was there an error made?

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How long are records on file at meps? I enlisted in the Army

How long are records on file at meps? I enlisted in the Army back in 2003, but had asthma and decided to disclose it after all at meps because I was worried about getting charged with "fraudulent enlistment." My Army recruiter wasn't happy and told me that meps keeps records for two years before they're purged. Recently, I've enlisted in the Navy reserve delayed entry program and I lied at meps this time. After meps, I've heard these records are kept forever; now I'm worried. Will the navy find out about this? My job selection is "intelligence specialist" which requires a TS clearance. Will OPM discover this during their investigation? If my asthma were to act up in boot camp (doubt it would now), will they find out that I was disqualified by meps in 2003? Thanks in advance!

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. My son is in his 3rd week of boot camp. He was on some

Hello. My son is in his 3rd week of boot camp. He was on some type of watch and he was writing a letter home. In the letter he stated something about cleaning the bathroom with a tooth brush and someone else having a DI making a recruit eat a banana peel. NO big deal. Well one of the DI's came in while he was writing the letter and took it. I take it that they are not aloud to write on watch. Anyways, the DI did not take to kindly to what was written and must of hammered my son to the breaking point. MY son was mentally and physically ready for this. He was pumping out at least 50 pull ups, 200 crunches etc etc. So I guess they worked him until he broke and said I Quit. THIS is what the Captain told me. So I called the Ex wife and she called down there. The Captain told her that he had a panic attack. BUT that's not what he told me. He told me that my son said I quit. Captain told me that he was evaluated and YES he said I give up. I did speak to my son briefly and told him to be stong and regroup, i didn't want to grind him on anything . MY question is, Is there a way to get him to get re-evaluated and recycled back through boot camp . My son was in the delayed entry for at least 1 1/2 yrs before he left. The recruiter is Daised over this. I am very confused over this myself. I believe they hammered my son about that letter That he broke ! Is it possible to get him recycled ? Thanks for the time. Bill White

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My son enlisted in the army in 2011. Going though the Partnership

My son enlisted in the army in 2011. Going though the Partnership for youth success program. He was to get a bonus for this, a five year enlistment and Senior Delayed Bonus. Total $3,200. He entered as a Infantryman. He was with the with the 173rd airboune in Italy for two years. He is now station with the 82nd airboune at Ft. Brag. Upon reporting he processed thought financing. He asked about his bonuses. He was told that there were no bonuses given in 2011 for infantryman. Is he bet or not.

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So I screwed up and I leave for basic training 1/12/15, in

So I screwed up and I leave for basic training 1/12/15, in a week. I have marijuana in my system and I know that I'm going to be tested. What is going to happen? I know im looking at an OTH discharge at the very least but I want to know what that really means and is there anything I can do to make it better or make my separation easier so it won't affect my scholarships for college?

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Shipped to Boot Camp while recovering from a TBI (Traumatic

Shipped to Boot Camp while recovering from a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). I was wondering if you can answer a question. I enlisted in the Marine Corps and went through the MEPS processing in 1992. I did not lie on any enlistment documentation. A few months later (I was already inactive reserve through the Delayed Entry Program) I suffered a subdural hematoma (SDH) during a HS football game. I spent a few weeks in ICU and was released from the hospital. I never followed up with my Doc to see if it had SDH had resolved. I informed my recruiter but he said not to worry about it. With in 60 days of my SDH I was taking a Physical Fitness Test (PFT). A few months afterwards I went off to boot camp without thinking twice about my SDH. I completed boot camp and fulfilled my enlistment with an honorable discharge. However, I always did experienced headaches and vertigo from time to time (Nothing a hard charging Devil Dog should complain about) but now what really scares me is I am noticing problems with my short term memory that is begging to affect my employment. My boss is getting tired of hearing "I forgot". After doing some research I found that TBI takes years to heal and I was still in the healing process when i went through boot camp. Can my current condition be "service related"?

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I'm in the Delayed Entry Program for the Army. I recently got

I'm in the Delayed Entry Program for the Army. I recently got a DUI but will have the opportunity to have this put behind me before going to basic. Will I still be elgible to continue with my enlistment?

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My son, 17 years old at the time,was scheduled to leave for

My son, 17 years old at the time,was scheduled to leave for the Marine basic camp. However couple of weeks before leaving he was caught shop lifting at the AAFE on an airforce base. The airforce base had informed the recruiter of the situation. My son also returned everything he had took and paid for the damages to the prevention loss manager. He has been a good straight A student all his life with no criminal history. He knows what he did was wrong and selfish and that there will be consequences ahead of him for his actions. I tried not involve a lawyer and in good faith trusted in the marine recruiter to help him. But months later that recruiter gets station elsewhere and still no answer for my son. Another recruiter steps in to try and help. However in conclusion my son was discharged. What are his and any chances of still becoming a Marine? Please try not to advise me of getting a lawyer.

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If a person has a dishonorable discharge from the military

If a person has a dishonorable discharge from the military (over 20 years ago) can they be hired for a G S position? The discharge was related to a you a student who was in college and signed up for a delayed entry and was unable to complete due to home issues. Thank you

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