my son has completed 7 weeks of basic training in the Navy. He has passed all parts of this training including book test with 90+ or higher; and all swimming except the PRONE (dead man float). He was on SIQ for a few days due to severe nose bleeds and then again for foot injury due to being flat. He did not miss any drills or nothing except one drill inspection which was not mandatory because he was on bed rest. He says he passed the swim last week, but a petty officer made a fuss about it so it was decided he did not. First they were trying to say he has a phobia to water now they are trying to classify it as 2311. He is waiting to go to the Counsel or Advocate. He was told if he tries to appeal it then it would take a total of 1 -3 months because their base in illinois do not have an Admiral. The nearest location of an Admiral is located in Pensacola FL. Also, he was told he would have to stay on base while the appeal process is going on. He has been placed in a special unit called SEPS. He did admit two of the petty officers tried to put him back two weeks, for malingering but the Chief RTC decided against it because there were no proof of such and during the time they called it malingering he was actually on bed rest for illness. He still expresses a desire to serve his country. They did not offer to place him in another division although there were suspected concerns with the two petty officers. What are his options in this matter?
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