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I have been a Recruiter with the National Guard since 2006.

I have been a Recruiter with the National Guard since 2006. In 2013 the SEC DEF imposed new requirements to obtain or maintain a POSTA (Position of Signifigant Trust and Authority). I am being told that because I received a misconduct discharge ( General Under Honorable) for adultery in 1992 that I am now dis qualified to be a Recruiter. Is this legal?

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Commissioned officer who started on active duty as a USUHS

I am USPHS commissioned officer who started on active duty as a USUHS medical student in July 1, 1992. Due to various military laws ( see link) my active duty time did not count for base pay or retirement eligibility. I was told my active duty time would count for my multiplier once I reach retirement eligibility. I also found out that unlike the military that the PHS offers all it's retiring medical officers constructive credit of 4-5 years. I was told in writing before I submitted my retirement paperwork I would be eligible for all my active duty time plus 4 years of constructive credit based on Title 42 section 212 paragraph 4b (ii). Right before I retire this last month I am told that my active duty time at medical school cannot be counted. Later I was told by compensation that I can get the active duty medical school time or constructive credit but not both because I would be double dipping. The constructive credit clause was written in 1960. At that time I would assume active service meant service that was creditable but my active service during medical school was not creditable it gets added in after I retire. Do I have any ground to pursue getting multiplier increased.https://www.usuhs.edu/sites/default/files/media/usucredit.pdf

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Please reply back to my personal email (

Please reply back to my personal email ( ******************** ). JA: Are you overseas or stateside? Customer: OK, didn't mean to send just that. Bot***** *****ne up front: Can you tell me clearly that my U.S. military retirement pay would not be disturbed in any way if I successfully gain a dual citizenship with Croatia? Background / status: I am a U.S. citizen by birth living in Croatia with my Croatian wife and daughter. I am retired from the U.S. military, and receiving a military retirement pay. I am also a retired DoD civilian, and I'm collecting Social Security retirement. I have permanent resident status in Croatia and my marriage to a Croatian citizen would allow me the right to a Croatian citizenship application. In no way would I ever consider renouncing my American citizenship and would not do anything to jeopardize it. Croatia allows dual citizenship with the U.S., and the U.S. allows it with Croatia. Am I free and clear to apply for a dual citizenship? Please advise. Thanks. JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this? The Military Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: Am I waiting for your response here? Nothing in my personal inbox either...

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Recently returned from deployment; 09/03/2016. VA hospital

Recently returned from deployment; 09/03/2016. VA hospital dignoised me with Adjustment disorder with Anxity and depression. I also have an LOD pending for lower back injury. I need assistance with writing a letter (language/narrative and format) to submit a claim.

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I have a question pertaining to military retirement pay and

Hello, I have a question pertaining to military retirement pay and U.S. citizenship.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I'm stateside at the moment.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm retired. I don't have a chain of command.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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On line 9c dd214 what does (SPD:HMJ) mean? No. I was

on line 9c dd214 what does (SPD:HMJ) mean ?JA: Have you talked to a JAG attorney or anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No. I was discharged in January 1976.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I worked on Minuteman missiles and requested discharge under AFM 35-99.

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Can an enlisted person date an officers daughters. If the

Can an enlisted person date an officers daughters. If the officer is not in their chain of command?

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I am a former spouse. My former husband was court ordered to

I am a former spouse. My former husband was court ordered to continue SBP coverage and to notify DFAS specifically. I had no reason to believe that he did not file Form 2656-1. Now 2-1/2 years later, I discovered he never did that, and I am still listed as spouse. I believe he simply forgot. Is there a remedy?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the court order was issued in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, he is retired.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He also did not notify DEERS until I contacted him on 8/15/2016.

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I recently signed a contract to join the Army National

I recently signed a contract to join the Army National Guard. I signed the contract 5 days ago. I'm now having second thoughts and no longer wish to join the military. Any way I can get out?

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