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Our son, is in BMT at Lackland AFB. He was placed on Med

Greetings,JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: Our son, David is in BMT at Lackland AFB. He was placed on Med hold as of last friday. There is talk of ELS because of a short stay in a mental health facility when he was 16. He was placed on Lexapro, very low dose. He didn't disclose this info to the recruiter because he didn't think about it.....while on med hold, case worker/psychiatrist must have assessed him. MTI's and Psychiatrist all agree that he is a well-adjusted young man and that mom and dad must have blown this out of proportion. He has been off of Lexapro for over 1.5 years and was on it for 11 months. Please and thank you, ***** ***** of a young man who wants to be in the Airforce.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: San Antonio, TX.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, didn't know that we could?!?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? What confuses you?Customer: H What is confusing is that they are threatening ELS......our son is very well adjusted and it doesn't sound as though things are being explained to him well. He was in 4th week of training and only wants to be an airman....he isn't a threat to himself or society. he was just a kid who was going through a rough time. Question....will there be a medboard and can we pass on any info to him to help him tolerate his position better.

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Recieved an OTH discharge from the army in 1973 for 1/10 of

recieved an OTH discharge from the army in 1973 for 1/10 of a gram of herion. I had many positive UA's but never offered treatment. i enlisted Sept 1971 and had an excelant service record other than the drugs at near end of commitment. I tried unsuccessfully on my own for an upgrade (denied). I know that many veitnam eara discharges for drug related OTH have been upgrade. This has been a problem for me all my life as I am a patriot and volunteerd to fight for my country.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: State side.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No other than applying for upgrade thru the formal paperwork on my own. Was Denied.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this point, thank you

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I have a situation currently going on and was wondering if

Hello, I have a situation currently going on and was wondering if you could help with an answer. I was in the army national guard and was activated for a tour to Iraq/Kuwait. Long story short, I had a summary court martial and a part of the condition was to receive an OTH. Upon returning to demob for processing with a captain O3, and sergeant first class E7, I was waiting for my discharge. The brigidar general never signed my separation packet, and I received an honorable discharge. Upon return to my home unit, they learned of what happened and discharged me from the national guard with an other than honorable discharge. This happened in 2007. I decided in 2012 to go to the VA and see if I were eligible for education benefits. I was told that the OTH does not matter, and the only thing they can consider is the active duty time, which was just over 12 months. I have been using the post 9/11 Gi bill and was told by my therapist I should file a disability claim with the VA for my service related conditions. Ptsd, torn meniscus that occurred during my tour, etc... I recently received a letter from the va claims rating officer saying that the military has said that my service was not "honorable" and that I need to provide evidence to get a characterization of service. I am confused as to how I am eligible for the post 9/11 GI bill but not service connected disability. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I got an uncharterized discharge about a month ago due to

I got an uncharterized discharge about a month ago due to not being able to adapt with anxiety and depress with a re4 is there a way to get that down graded to a re3 ?

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I was discharged for a DUI case and made a public example of

I was discharged for a DUI case and made a public example of onboard my ship the USS CARL VINSON CVN-70 because a person a week before my incident killed a family going the wrong way on the highway while drunk. The captain said next person who gets a DUI is Out. I was next person and was discharged before my court date to which I was found not guilty. I believe I have a strong case don't you?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And to clarify, can you tell me what paperwork has been filed?Customer: I was stationed in Norfolk Va. I haven't filed any paperwork yetJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes they just said to go through the paperwork and my local military representative also said the same but I want to know if I can make a civil lawsuit because of the harm its done to my lifeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My grandson is being involuntarily separated after boot camp

My grandson is being involuntarily separated after boot camp due to ADHD more than a year prior to active duty. He does not want to be separated. What can be done?

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My dad received an undesirable discharge from the Air Corps

my dad received an undesirable discharge from the Air Corps which at the time was put into question but never resolved. he would like to have the undesirable discharge reviewed and reversed but we have no idea of where to begin, who to contact, etc. to begin the process.any help would be appreciated.

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I am currently pending chapter for an Art. 15. I have not

I am currently pending chapter for an Art. 15. I have not yet been counseled for separation, but I am scheduling the necessary appointments to complete my chapter packet. My command (company-level) has been willing to work with me thus far and they do not feel that I should be chaptered, yet the decision has been made at the BN+ level. Do they HAVE to chapter me or initiate a chapter as a result of a field grade Article 15? If I qualify for another, non-punitive chapter (i.e. Family Care Plan), can my unit commander elect to initiate separation under that to avoid my receiving a General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge?

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I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable

I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable conditions. Will I still be eligible for my 9/11 GI Bill?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I am being separated at my PRD for failure to comply with the family care plan. I will be separated under general under honorable conditions. I will be getting out with 3 years and 5 months of serviceJA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: NoJA: 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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