Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Joining the Army questions

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?

Read more

Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

18,804 satisfied customers
I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I

I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I joined the US Army in 1997. I was victim of racial discrimination, which caused me to leave the Army, under Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. For over 20 years I never used my military status. The racism from military experience was too traumatic for me to relive. I am more mature and a lot wiser than the helpless person who encountered racism as 24 years old. I am seeking an expert who can help upgrade my military discharge from Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. I can better articulate the racial discrimination that I have avoided over the past 20 years. Quick history, in 1996, I interned as a US Customs Special Agent in 1996. I wanted to become a US Special Agent. I enrolled with the US Army, as a Specialist (E4), because of my college degree. As part of military enrollment contract, the USA Army agreed to pay off my college loans. MY MOS was military intelligence, 98K, signals interceptor. After basic training, I went to Pensacola, FL Naval training station. Within five minutes of meeting my training Drill Sergeant, he told me that he did not respect me and not to expect the other training officers to obey me. I told him within a couple of months, I had to attend my wedding, which was schedule before joining the Army. My Drill Sergeant did not allow me to train. My training consisted of study from classwork as a 98K student. I played college football at Rutgers. I was not fat, but, I also did not meet US military weight and height regulations. My classroom instructor expressed concern with me not being allowed to train. I always past my physical training (PT) test. Yet, instead of training for 98K classwork, I was always doing PT. I do not remember the details, I was placed on a punishment, where I had to signing on a sheet, located in my barracks, every hour on the hour. The last sign-in, I was late as a result of the extra PT and eating dinner late. My Drill Sergeant wait for me, as though he intended or expected me to fail. My Drill Sergeant told me, he “got me.” He then told me that I would not be attending my wedding, which was two days from me missing the sign-in. I called my local US Congresswoman about the matter the next day. I was told there was short notice for any decision to occur. I went to my wedding on Friday and returned on Sunday. I received an Article 15 and I was told that I would be losing my top secret security clearance. I told the commander I did not agree with the decision because of the ethical dilemma of having to choose between my wedding and a punishment that I should never been punish for. Again, I do not remember specifically what I did to receive sign-in punishment. I told my commander that I would like to use the next level down clearance, “secret” for a military police contract. I was told a new MOS was chosen for me, in Kentucky's Armory as a tank mechanic. When I arrived in Kentucky, I demand being release from my Army contract. After my commanding officer reviewed my military records from military intelligence, I was told that I was process for a new MOS as the wrong form of punishment. A Drill Sergeant advised me to go AWOL, since it was Peace Time. Before being instructed to go AWOL, I was approved for an Honorable discharge. Because of the emotional stress, I listed to one of my Drill Sergeant, who told me that my previous training station treated me wrong and I should never have lost my top secret security clearance. I want to upgrade my discharge and received all of my US military benefits based on racial discrimination from the US Army.

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

35,172 satisfied customers
If a 17-year-old wants to join the Army, but only one parent

If a 17-year-old wants to join the Army, but only one parent signs off on it (saying that they don't know where parent #2 is) What would be the consequences for parent #1 and for the child that would now be 18?

Read more

Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

18,804 satisfied customers
I tried to tell my 18 year old grandson not to join the Army

I tried to tell my 18 year old grandson not to join the Army and go to a local school or trade school. His recruiter, I believe was not totally honest with him and convinced him to sign up for 6 years and receive a $10,000 bonus, to which he hasn't received to date. He went to basic training back in October '15.JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: I think his recruiter lied to him with fraudulent promises such as, if he signed on for 6 years he would get a $10,000 bonusJA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Our top Military Lawyer is ready to take your case. Just pay the $5 fully refundable deposit and I'll fill the Military Lawyer in on everything we've discussed. You can go back and forth with the Military Lawyer until you're 100% satisfied. We guarantee it.

Read more

686 satisfied customers
My son is facing a chapter 11 discharge. He passed s IET

My son is facing a chapter 11 discharge. He passed his IET class room with 94% but is lacking in PT. He was given 1 last opportunity today but failed to meet standards. Now he is being sent home. He passed boot camp PT. Is there anything I do or request to give him more time to complete PT? Can he go thru basic traing again to inprove his PT? Any advise would be helpful. I have a call in to speak to his ssg to make sure i have the whole story. Help!

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

35,172 satisfied customers
, My brother is in army bootcamp and wants to quit, but

Hi JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: My brother is in army bootcamp and wants to quit, but I am not sure when will he be back home? JA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,856 satisfied customers
I JOINED THE ARMY RESERVES IN 1991. I WAS ON THE SPLIT

I JOINED THE ARMY RESERVES IN 1991. I WAS ON THE SPLIT OPTION PROGRAM BECAUSE OF COLLEGE. I WENT TO BASIC IN THE SUMMER OF 92 AND WAS TO ATTEND AIT THE FOLLOWING SUMMER. HOWEVER, I CONTRACTED MONO WHICH IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND WAS NOT ALLOWED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING SUMMER. I STILL ATTENTED MONTHLY DRILLS FOR 5 MONTHS UNTIL AN OFFICER SAW MY NAME TAG AND ASKED "WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT DRILLS YOU WERE DISCHARGED 5 MONTHS AGO." ANYWAY, I RECEIVED A MAILER FROM NEWDAYUSA FOR A VA HOMEOWNERS LOAN. AM I A QUALIFIED FOR THIS BENEFIT?

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,856 satisfied customers
I was reviewing my SF86 and I noticed that my recruiter

I was reviewing my SF86 and I noticed that my recruiter didn't add in all my residences and the dates are wrong. He lost my original packet I submitted and I assume he went based off memory. I already had my interview at MEPS and presumably the investigation is already underway. Is there anyone I can talk to to amend my SF86? I rushed through the process treating it the same as the other hundreds of documents I went through. I can provide references for the residences, although I'm not sure about some of their addresses and phone numbers and stuff or how to reach out to them. I really don't want to fail to gain clearance and lose my MOS / ability to join the army over this, and I'm sweating pretty hard right now.

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,856 satisfied customers
I have just become aware that my son has omitted medical

I have just become aware that my son has omitted medical information that would have excluded him from being able to join the Army based on what an army recruiter had supposedly told him to do. I do know he was denied entrance from the Navy and the Air Force because of his medical history. He has taken his physical and been sworn in, going to boot camp at the end of October of 2015. Based in the information I have read he would have been excluded from the Army as well. Not wanting him to be injured or possibly injure anyone else- who do we contact above the local recruiter?

Read more

686 satisfied customers
View more military law questions
In The News