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How does it take to start off in the military as a private

How long does it take for someone to start off in the military as a private and work their way up to where they can retire as a Captain? Thank you.

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I served in the US Army form 9-11-1975 until 2-15-77. I was

Hello, My name is***** and I served in the US Army form 9-11-1975 until 2-15-77. I was discharged early on a Para 5-37 AR 635-200 on a voluntary basis. I had no idea what type of discharge I was getting other than a general under honorable conditions. I signed up to bet into the military police then ended up in the infantry. I served well, but was unhappy because there was no future in driving a truck or APC. I became friends with the first sergeant and he arranged my discharge. Since then I am retired from IBM after 30 years, and in a scientific company since. I have no police records and applying for a pistol permit so I retained a copy of my DD 214 and started reading into it. What does my discharge say about me, Thanks for reading my simple request .. KarlJA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?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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I received a GOMOR last october too drunk at a Brigade Ball

I received a GOMOR last october for getting too drunk at a Brigade Ball and send something inapropriate to a senior NCOs wife. I was allowed to finish my command and recieved a middle of the road OER. The CG did not initiate a show cause board.Since then I have completed ASAP, Marriage Counseling, attend AA and have not drank any alcohol since that dayThis year is my BZ look for Major in July so I expect a show cause board to be intiated.In January I underwent surgery on my left foot where they fused it together and was accepted into the MED board processes.I understand that a show cause board supercedes a MED Board. I was planning on submitting my REFRAD but my wife wanted me to MED Board. My question is, in your experience do I have a fighting chance to be able to MED board.I am an Army Infantry Captain with 13 years and 32 months of deployment time. I had a second command lined up and have good OERs. I am just curiuos on what to expect and ways to get ready to

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I am writing the final Court-Martial scenes (beginning on

I am writing the final Court-Martial scenes (beginning on December 7, 1952) for a film basedon the true story of The Borinqueneers and the 65th Infantry for our film titled “Fighting For Honor.”https://www.facebook.com/FightingForHonorTheMovie/?ref=ts&fref=tsI was thinking about possibly adding a female character Trial Counsel or Defense Counselsimilar to Demi Moore's character Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway in “A Few Good Men” (1992).I wanted the story to be historically accurate as much as possible, and I was not sure iffemale lawyers were actually in the Army in 1952. I was particularly interested in theCourt Martial of the seven men from Company L that began on December 7th, 1952.A trial record or transcript would be ideal, but I didn't want to add a female lawyer in thestory if there were none during that period of time.Any help for this question, including one or more links to get the information I need would beHighly appreciated.Best regards,Charles C. Brooks ***@******.*** (###) ###-####http://www.PrimeFilmVentures.com

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My girlfriend is 3 months from being permanently discharged

My girlfriend is 3 months from being permanently discharged from the USMC and just found out she is being deployed to Syria. She is 39 years old for Christ's sake! Is there anyway she can get around this? I mean, doesn't the USMC need to honor when it has promised a marine to be released? Thanks for any advice.

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I have 15 years of military service where I earned 50 or

I have 15 years of military service where I earned 50 or more retirement points annually. Initially I enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard in 1954 and earned 2 years qualified retirement points by 1958 when I started to college and graduated in 1961. During my 4 year tenure at college I was in the Army ROTC Program and was commissioned a 2-Lt in the Army Infantry in the summer of 1961. We completed the Infantry Officers Orientation Course and was immediately assigned to an active duty station. We continued to serve active duty until September 1963. Upon return to civil***** *****fe, I joined the US Army Reserves serving in the 4009th USAG and the 4013th USAG until 1977. In 1977 I left a nice job with a very large insurance company and opened my own business. At this time I had earned the rank of Major and was active in the 4013th USAG and attending training in the USAR Command and General Staff College. Our business demanded that I leave the Reserve Program in order to handle the business I received. With this background we ordered and received a complete copy of my military records from the Louisiana National Guard and the Army Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. We have edited the records of our retirement, which we had in our own file and compared them to the records received from the LA National Guard and Army Records Center. We find that we have earned a total of 15 years with retirement points of 50 or better.With this information, we ask your advice on whether or not we would qualify for a reduced retirement benefit under the TERA Program or any other reduced retirement benefit program afforded by the USAR Retirement Programs? Thank you for responding to my answer.

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My son is 17. Army was s dream so to save m from infantry I

Hi. My son is 17. Army was his dream so to save him from infantry I agreed and signed him up for National Guard. His recruiter sold us bunch of lies. He told my son to lie about scoliosis. Anyway he went for basic training and completed it. Sworn in. and now is in last year of high school. He is supposed to go to the second camp for job training. But he hates it. He regrets it. He is thinking of dishonorable discharge or cutting his finger off. I feel guilty that I signed. He is going to be in the end of January. Is there a way to get him out without dishonorable discharge ?Thank youUrszula

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Just got an adverse yesterday. I wanted to know if it's

Just got an adverse yesterday. I wanted to know if it's worth making a statement to attach to it? Also if it is can I hire you to help me with thatDirected Comments: Section A, Item 5a: MRO was dropped for cause from the CombatInstructor School, School of Infantry (West) for failing to meet the required minimumstandards of performance. Specifically SNM, was thoroughly screened, accepted andordered to attend this Special Duty Assignment School. The thorough screening processfor an SDA certifies that all Marines assigned do possess the aptitude to complete theschooling, given the fact that the Marines have already seen this type of instruction intheir careers. SNM clearly exhibited a lack of reasonable effort which is demonstratedby his failure to successfully complete the most rudimentary tasks associated with theProgram of Instruction. SECT A, item 5b: This is a not observed report due to academicduty of less than 90 days. MRO was counseled on the adverse nature of

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I was a private in the Marine Corps, MOS 0311, when I went

Good morning sir,I was a private in the Marine Corps, MOS 0311, when I went AWOL from the School of Infantry, (not in the fleet), for 29 days, went back, refused to train because they wouldn't let me go to medical to get my back looked at when I was told I could possibly have scoliosis. My reenlistment code is RE4. I went to boot camp on October 21, 2013, and I was discharged last year on July 8th, 2014 with an OTH. I know of the mistakes I made, I got my back fixed by a chiropractor, I'm still on great shape, still hold the Corps' value, I am ready to go back to training. I have been in serious regret of what I've done this past year. It has been on my mind the past year and started to give me headaches. Is there any possible way for me to reenlist? I love this country, I miss my brothers in arms, I miss being cold and sore from hiking, miss everything. I'd do anything to reenlist in the Marine Corps.

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