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I've never been a good runner and therefore I have never run

I've never been a good runner and therefore I have never run very far when I work out. I just joined the Army National Guard, and during my first RSP drill this past weekend, I had breathing issues while running farther than I have in many years. I'm concerned I have asthma, and that it was part of the reason why I've not been good at running. I know asthma is not allowed in the military so I'm nervous that I will get in trouble, even though I wasn't diagnosed before I joined so I never lied!JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, this just happened this last weekend and I was a little too freaked out at the time to talk to anyone.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that is it.

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I attended the US Coast Guard Academy for 2 Years and 9

I attended the US Coast Guard Academy for 2 Years and 9 months. I did not finish the Academy and a year later I joined the Army. I served in the Army for 6 years and then became a Warrat Officer. I want to retire in one year, does the Service Academy time count towards active duty retiremnt?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Trying to find what my fathers code means. Sec III AR

Trying to find what my fathers code means. Sec III AR 635-206 SPN 285JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Was in vietnam era. Also a code of title 10 section 972 ..lost datesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Im trying to get my father VA benefits for companionship and transportation

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How fo i get out of the Army because i dont want to do it

How fo i get out of the Army because i dont want to do it anymore and im only 17JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I talked to my recruiter but he said nothing. My boss at work his mom said since i am only 17 i can revoke my application and written consent to join the army at this timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at the mom

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I was wondering about an els, I've been in 6 months and was

I was wondering about an els , I've been in 6 months and was wondering how it would workJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stateside and I'm sorry less than six months , I think tommorow is my 100 day mark . I just don't think this is the life for me and would like outJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not yet I was planning on talking to my Chaplin about it tommorow , I was just doing research about it tonight and wanted to see how it would really work or if I would get a failure to adapt or an elsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No but would I just be messaging him on this site ? I'm not really in a place I can talk but I can message on here fine

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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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