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I enlisted in the army national guard 3 weeks ago. I have

I enlisted in the army national guard 3 weeks ago. I have been to one drill and have not shipped out to basic training yet. I have had a history of mental health issues but they had gotten better and I decided to come off my meds and better myself and do something honorable and join the military to begin a new chapter to a new me. I did disclose this information to the recruiter and was told that if I want to be in the military, sweep it under the rug. So, that's what I did. I went through processing and swore in all with in 4 days before my 35th birthday. Now that I am in, I have since relapsed and stumbled back into my depression and my panic attacks came back with a vengeance especially after my first drill . I have since approached the commander through my recruiter and said that I am not fit mentally to continue. I told him that I have a new diagnoses of depression but I know that once I go interview with the commander the question will come up if I've had past issues with this and my new supporting documentation will then give access to who my doctor is and they will be able to see my entire history. Am I facing jail time for fraud enlistment?JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: My recruiter has scheduled for me to meet with the master Sgt. Soon, so far no.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that is it

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Why is there a law where someone 43 years of age or older

Why is there a law where someone 43 years of age or older can't join the military? For example, can't a 43 year old do the work on sonar terminals in the Navy just like a 43 year old can do a desk job in an office that involves using the computer? Thank you.

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I am wondering what my rights and responsibilities are when

I am wondering what my rights and responsibilities are when it comes to joining the military while employed in the state of Washington. I am shipping out december 12th and just want to know what I need to tell my employer and when i need to tell them. And then if they give me less hours after i tell them, is there anything i can do?

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I'm trying to help my friend gather information

I'm trying to help my friend gather information for a characterization upgrade to an OTR. The incident happened over 26 years ago. He has dealt with depression over what seems to be an unethical application of the Chapter 10 option. (In my opinion.) He was charged with rape. I've read the testimonies and statements. He has finally seen the CID report and the results are 'no weapon found,' 'no fluid,' 'no fibers,' and there are no polygraph results anywhere. The accuser contradicted herself 100% in a sworn statement or testimony and admitted she had blackouts, was admitted into rehab and some kind of 'center' before she joined the military for her issues. He knew he was innocent but the military said "sign this or we're sending you to prison." It is his word against the word of those at the time and of course the board will not upgrade because "it's not on paper that he was coerced into signing." Just hoping to find some helpful case law or something.

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Spousel Benifits or Questions from Deceased X spouse . I was

Spousel Benifits or Questions from Deceased X spouse . I was a Ward of the State of Kansas ( Private Group Home) At age 16 yrs old, I ran away with Greg who was at that time 18 yrs old. We Married 9-30-1980. He later joined the Military. I was the moving Military spouse for 19 yrs 2 months. We had 2 children. We seperated off and on for the about 4 years. He had a Vasectomy. I got pregnant during this separation Not His Child). We divorced 10 months prior to his Military retirement. We remained "Close Friends" The following year we began discussing getting remarried, and planning our future. He died in a plain crash before we could make that happen. ( Within 3 months) I remained unmarried for over 5 years. And probably in " morning " for atleast 8 or 9 years. I remarried the Childs Father. Now that she has turned 18. I need out of this abusive relationship . I'm 54 years old. I have not worked since his passing. I was self employed and ran several successful businesses for over 10 years before his passing, but, closed them all as qwickly as possible after. ( I simply could not function) nor would I admit it to those I worked with. I fear not being able to support myself so I remain in this bad situation. If I divorce this jerk, am I entitled to any of Gregs Military benifits?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: At age 18, I got my GED. During our 19 year Military Adventures we were usually stationed 4 years at each location. I usually worked unskilled labor positions and unemployed for long periods each time we moved. I took care of our two children and made sure they had as many advantages I could find. Swimming lessions, Guitar, Scouts, baseball, I flooded them with activities Greg took college classes part time for over 10 years. ( most paid by Military benifits. We had decided I would go to school after he got his commission or in a better financial position. He eventually received his Bachelor of Science degree. I didn't. He went on to work for Cisco ( Government Contact) So he went to work at the same base he had retired. USAF Fairbanks Alaska. I was on his life insurance policy. But that money is long gone.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My son wants to join the Navy he broke up with s girlfriend

My son wants to join the Navy he broke up with his girlfriend and made the statement that you wanted to harm himself so he went in the hospital for one night for observation he was found that he was fine and just made a stupid mistake in making the statement they released him the next day he really wants to join the NavyJA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Can you gave any adviceJA: Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: No that is allJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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What was the Supreme Court case (who vs. who) where a

What was the Supreme Court case (who vs. who) where a maximum age limit was put in place for anyone wanting to join the military? Thank you.

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I WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY WHEN I WAS YOUNGER.. I HAVE A

I WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY WHEN I WAS YOUNGER.. I HAVE A ''RE ENLISTMENT CODE 3" ON MY DD 214.. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO BECOME A SEAL WITH THIS RE CODE?

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Sir, I joined the military at 17 years old. At the time I

Sir,I joined the military at 17 years old. At the time I openly told my recruiter that I had smoked pot 4-6 times when I was 15 and 16 years old. My recruiter told me not to worry about it and that he wasn't going to document it. He misled me to believe that it was not a big deal. Now after 5 years of service I feel that this is coming back to haunt me. I'am seeking a law enforcement position in the military which requires a top secret clearance. I would like to be honest about my history. What do I need to do to get this resolved?

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