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I have just transitioned from active duty Marine Corp to

I have just transitioned from active duty Marine Corp to civilian and have orders for marine reserves. I joined the marines while in Ohio. I am currently residing in Texas, moving here from Camp Pendleton, CA 1 month ago. my spouse and I have decided to divorce and I plan to file here in Texas. Because I was discharged out to Texas would Texas be considered my home state status and did I immediately become a resident of Texas or do I have the same waiting period of 6 months to establish residency?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, I have no one to contact. I had 40 days of terminal leave, so I have been in Texas for approximately 4 weeks.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I dont believe so

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My son wants to join the Marines upon graduation. High IQ,

my son wants to join the Marines upon graduation. High IQ, tested well on some test the recruiter gave him but he has been diagnosed with both ADD and Aspergers. Somehow he has decided to go off his medicine for some time period to be to eligible to enroll? Will these two diagnoses preclude him from being eligible to enroll? Does the military ask for your medical records at time of your enrollment?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: my son talked to a recuiter at his schoolJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Are you overseas or stateside? my issue is complicated,

helloJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: my name is NadiaJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: my issue is complicated, first of all I am statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yes I just graduated from recruit trainingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: but I was serving in the Army reserves before enlisting into the Marine Corps

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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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I was looking at this page because when I was I was

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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