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My step son joined the army against my wishes

My step son joined the army against my wishes anyway...unfortunately mom signed for him. Because the recruiter went to his school when he was only a junior at 17... and now he is finding out that nothing the recruiter has told him is true, the career choice he was promised out of an 8 year stay consist of 12 weeks training as a mechanic....he is miserable and wants out.....is this possible or is it really prisonJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I just started seriously looking into it for him, cause I thought he should stick it out for a bitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess just want to know if there are any legal possibilities

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A few days ago my nephew was arrested for desertion. He is

A few days ago my nephew was arrested for desertion. He is currently being held in Salt Lake County Jail. About 8 years ago he signed the papers to join the army, but never reported and never took an oath. I have been told that to resolve this he must go to Oklahoma for 1-3 weeks while waiting for a discharge as he has been somehow listed incorrectly as on being on active duty. Meanwhile he remains in jail with almost no contact with his wife, and to my knowledge no attorney has come to discuss his situation.I understand presently it is not military policy to prosecute those who change their minds between enlisting and reporting for basic training. Is that correct? If so, and my understanding of the facts is correct, is the procedure above the only way to resolve this?

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Just trying to find some information regarding discharge

Just trying to find some information regarding discharge change, process, probability, etc.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Illinois, would it vary by state if it has to go to the review board for change after the fact and 15 years later?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The specifics? Or are you referring to something else?

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I'm in the army and currently AWOL unfortunately. I want to

Hey I'm in the army and currently AWOL unfortunately. I want to know if it's possible for my commander to still send me to Leavenworth or give me dishonorable discharge for going AWOL till I'm dropped from the rolls of the army and can go to PCF in Fort Sill and get processed out. I've been in contact with some people still in barracks and they have told me that was what their plan was to do to me and also they have made all soldiers in my platoon right sworn statements. Some background info I left after I had been recycled in AIT at Fort Sill

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My wife and I are pending a divorce> I am an E-8 stationed

Hello my wife and I are pending a divorce> I am an E-8 stationed in Korea currently and we have 2 children 1 mine 1 a step son. I am trying to establish what financial resources I must properly provide her. She currently resides in an off post House we rent paid for by the BAH.

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Can a family be liable an AWOL family member? any

can a family be liable for housing an AWOL family member?any suggestions for what to do in this situation?

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I have applied gun carry permit and was denied doe to

I have applied for a gun carry permit and was denied doe to a 1987 desertion arrest. I did do this awful thing but did answer to the military for this and was told that I would receive an honorable discharge under less than honorable conditions. is there a way I can find out how to change this or how to have this taken off my record ?

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In my last question I told that I'm supposed to leave

In my last question I told that I'm supposed to leave boot camp for reserve navy in few days. And due to certain situations in my life, probably I will not be able to join boot camp. I was told in this forum that I will get ELS (entry level separation) and it will not impact my naturalization process for US citizenship. Currently I'm a US law full permanent resident. Now my question is that when I was reading "ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NATURALIZATION APPLICATION BY USCIS", there are 2 things, about which I want to know1-Have you ever received a discharge from US armed forces on the ground that you are an alien?My question is that iam a lawful permanent resident and of course alien. In my case, if I get ELS discharge for not joining boot camp, do I get into this question category?

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My son has been served with an order of protection from s

My son has been served with an order of protection from his wife. She has made an accusation that he had been beating her and that he made sexual threats. He is twenty four and she is twenty one. All of her accessions are not true. She is active duty and he is reserve (Navy). She has caused many issues in the short marriage including lying to the military and was put on military protection, which my son new nothing about because she was on duty in the desert for thirty days. She started having an affair (we can not prove it, but she told him), she wanted to stay on the base so she told them this story and the military took it from there and her mpo is up this month so they told her to go and file an order of protection at the police station. She knew that while my son was home for the holiday she had male company at the apartment and she had already violated her mpo and since then has been trying to cover up her lies by acusing my son. She has been away from home for three months and my son has never threaten her.

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