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I am trying to join the marines....(being completely honest)

I am trying to join the marines....(being completely honest) when i was 18 i had a involuntary admission for some [B.S.] and a psychiatrist may have diagnosed me with this or that (B.S.) Can i hide it? If not can i get a medical waiver if i have ex military recommendations..plus if i get a therapist to sign in writing that there is no longer any issue and i am medically fit to serve. Will the truth set me free? or should i just not reveal anything and take my chances...i am very passionate about joining...i'm a 23 year old college student now...can i get a judge or hearing to determine my rights to join in front of a judge?

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My name is***** was looking at this page because when I was young I was d

Hello my name is***** was looking at this page because when I was young I was diegnosed with aspergers syndrome by the school I was going to. I want to join the Marines but when i was in the process I was disqualified after I took my asvab and I would of been going to do my physical for meps. I'm very high functioning the only thing that I have a problem with is social situations like picking up on social ques. I was wondering if there was a way for me to still get in?

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My 18 yr old son would like to join the marines in a year or

My 18 yr old son would like to join the marines in a year or two. He had a terrible break up w his girlfriend and I fear he is very depressed. I want to get him treatment, but don't want to ruin his military aspirations. Any suggestions?

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I have an Undesirable discharge from 1976 convicted

I have an Undesirable discharge from 1976 for being convicted in Japan for possession of Heroin. My Military record until then was perfoect with Pro and Cons 4.0 across the board at every review and meritorious promotions for E3, E4, and E5. I plead innocent (and was) at my Japanese trial but lost and spent a year and 4 months in Japanese Prison. At my Discharge review board, after it was announced that the board decided on Undesirable, my attorney told me that were considering retention until they asked me a question and deamed I had lied. The question was "Until your trouble with the Japanese Police have you ever been in trouble before". I honestly thought they meant in the military and answered no. They meant ever. I came off of probation to join the Marine Corp and that was part of my military record as I had to provide release papers, so I had no reason to hide it. It still bought me the UD. Do you think there is any way to upgrade this to General?

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I am a veteran applying connected disability for

I am a veteran applying for service connected disability for sleep apnea. I have had a sleep study done and do in fact have it. I was in the Marine Corps from 1976 thru 1980. When I filed my claim I was told that I didn't qualify because my condition was not service connected. I had included a letter from a fellow Marine and my roommate during my service stating that I snored terribly but they insisted that did not provide a nexus to the start my sleep apnea. They also claimed that I have it because I am morbidly obese and that my being morbidly obese is the cause which is not service related. I appealed and sent them a picture of myself. I am frequently referred to as a gym rat. I am 5' 8" tall and weigh 230lbs but I am in the gym 3 days a week and ride my bicycle 100 miles a week. I have been compared to famous body builders and other athletes. I also sent them a second letter from another Marine Corps buddy who I had known since we were 8 years old and joined the Marine Corps together. He stated that I had not snored in all of the childhood sleep overs and frequent trips that we took together even after we began our time in the Marine Corps. He also stated that when I came back from my overseas tour from April of 1978 to April of 1979 that I snored terribly, my breathing stopped and I awoke gasping. The VA still claims that because he and my other buddy are just lay people that their observations are not valid. I have another buddy that I work with that applied for sleep apnea a few months prior to me and only provided a letter from his wife saying that he snored terribly and his recent sleep study that also proved he has it. His claim was approved in 4 months time. I am approaching 2 years of constant battle. The real kicker is that he is obese but they never even said anything about it. According to the rules that I was sent by the VA they are to apply certain concepts in their judgments. One being to give the veteran the benefit of the doubt. Another being to liberally apply the rules in favor of the veteran. I am on my third appeal and want to know if I am refused again can I sue them? They are clearly not applying the rules as they are written and more importantly they are not applying them equally to each case. Can I sue them?

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I am reading this article. My son has a R-4, Discharge "uncharacterized"

I am reading this article. My son has a R-4, Discharge "uncharacterized" "entry level separation". Block #14 remark is 30***-**-****-BLM. What does this mean, and he would like to enlist, albeit this happened seven years ago, the army will take a man of his age. Can you help. respectfully ***** *****

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I joined the Marine Corps in the mid 80s and received an early

I joined the Marine Corps in the mid 80s and received an early separation due to the fact I have seizures and other neurological issues. Embarrassed, I went back into the civilian world and tried to pick up the pieces. At the time of discharge, I did sign something to keep my record private without consent.I have an ex girlfriends new boyfriend now prying and digging into my history trying everything he can to defame my character. He's now on social media asking about my service record. Do I have any recourse?

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Deployment/EAS

I joined the Marine Corps OCT 10th 2011, and EAS OCT 10th 2015. I deployed to Afghanistan from May 5th 2013 - OCT 28th 2013. If my unit is leaving from Feb 2015 - late AUG 2015 on a BSRF, will I still make the deployment with my current EAS date so close? I know there are rules on returning from a deployment so close to an EAS date

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I am a classified as a viet-nam vet in which i served in the

I am a classified as a viet-nam vet in which i served in the marines in 1974 and 1975 and was discharged with an other than honorable discharge. Two things I would like to have answered,,first, I was proud to have served my country in the marines and was looking for a way to upgrade my discharge to something else than "other than honorable, I feel like I was not given proper legal advise as this happened while I was deployed on a "Med Cruise" in 1975,,while onboard the USS Iwo Jima. can I get an upgrade? Next, I would like to know if I qualify for military retirement,since I did serve the proper amount of time in the Marines to become eligible from what I have seen in the handbook, "Federal Benefits for Veterans". 2010 Edition. any input would greatly be appreciated. Also, I am on Total Disability after a heart attack and triple by-pass surgery, and before I die, I would like to see if there is anything I can do to improve on my living situations. after all these years of not having anything really to speak of. and no answer, I would like to give my seven sons something to be proud of me for. If I had it all to over again, I would join the Marines and do things Differently and Smarter.

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