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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 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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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, 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.

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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?

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