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I'm 19 years old, I've been in the navy for 11 months and

My name is***** 19 years old, I've been in the navy for 11 months and I'm about to go to a DRB (disciplinary review board) for being caught stealing $87 worth of goods from walmart (lingerie and jewelry). I concealed the items in my reusable grocery bag which I used as a purse. My chief had to come down to the walmart to prove that I lived in the barracks and he was shown the tapes and everything. I was very cooperative. Charges are pressed against me and I'm currently awaiting to go to my arraignment.Before this, I have been an exceptional sailor. At my 6 month long A school I graduated top of my class as ATI Honor Grad, I had over 40 volunteer hours, and I got an outstanding on my PRT. 3 months ago I arrived at my ultimate command; all of my quals are done but I hadn't started volunteering yet. I did just join my command's MWR but did so only a couple weeks ago and have only attended a couple meetings. I plan to volunteer this weekend. My LPO's adored me, as I was a very hard working worker.Knowing all of this, will I likely go to Captain's Mast? Will they look at the things I achieved while in A school or will they only look at what I've achieved whilst at my current command? Will I be separated from the Navy? Would I get a dishonorable discharge if they did? Of course you don't know the exact answers, but if you know of how a similar case turned out, it would help settle my nerves immensely!Thank you

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I was arrested 5 days ago for DWI and refusal. I am in the

I was arrested 5 days ago for DWI and refusal. I am in the navy currently stationed in Norfolk, VA. What are my options to avoid separation?

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I am applying for Navy Officer Candidate School. When I was

I am applying for Navy Officer Candidate School. When I was a juvenile, I got a DUI and Underage drinking offense at 17, and received a consent decree. I have had it expunged. I am currently 22. Since I was a juvenile, and it has been expunged and I was never convicted, do I have to mention it when applying for OCS?

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My finance' is being subjected to hazing by a Marine base,

My finance' is being subjected to hazing by a Marine base, which he is Navy, he is desperately seeking help. I myself witnessed first hand of how bad they are provoking him and am furious. How can he get separated without losing his benefits.....by me saying "provoking" him, I mean, they will not let him drive on base, the two years he has been there....he gets out in July 2017 but can not handle it until then, I am truly worried about him and his mental state. "Provoking" him I also am talking about provoking him to anger by making derogatory remarks and even leaving bruises on me at the front gate, making me get out of his vehicle, that I was driving because they will not let him drive on base.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: NO, they are the ones provoking him also. He got called in while I was visiting and told them what a "piece of crap" he was, of course all military talk trash bc I am a prior veteran, but he has no one to turn to.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NO

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Separated RE-4 - JDA from US Navy in 2003... Here is my plan

Separated RE-4 - JDA from US Navy in 2003... Here is my plan for BCNR petition:Here are the detailed facts of the discharge and why it was bullshit:BCNR planWhen I was told that my add and adderall were not an issue provided I stop at June 2003, I was a minor. I signed my enlistment guarantee at age 17 and departed for DEP at age 18. I enlisted and signed all papers as a minor with my parents consent. Ultimately, what I wrote down for myself was my responsibility however, as a minor who was unfamiliar w/ the regs and under the supervision of my parents, I had no concept of the trouble I was walking myself into and neither did my parents. My recruiter Francis DeGrand, upon shipping out, stressed that I was not to say anything and I was not to mention that he was made aware of my ADD. This stood in direct contradiction to what was told to me previously.I entered RTC just four months after my 18th birthday. During P-Days, I was distraught while trying to determine how to handle this situation. While there, I was able to discern that I should have been put in DEP for one year, off my medicine the entire year.I was enlisted with a guarantee to EOD which would require a security clearance which would mean an in-depth investigation into my Medicals. Once I was able to figure all this out, I was about 6 weeks into Boot. This security clearance investigation would have revealed that I was on Adderall until June 2003 and i would have been processed out right then and there.So I decided to tell the truth immediately.I also asked to stay in the Navy. Instead, I was discharged and given an RE-4 code. I was totally unaware that this code needed to be waived or changed for me to re-enter the service. It was always my plan to re-enter. My RDC (Division 055 - Nov 2003) Garcia told me "you belong here, find a way back" and "have a nice life" when I left.In sum, I was given an enlistment contract that would require a security clearance after being instructed incorrectly about how to list my ADD on my forms. I was told that it was proper to omit ADD if off medication for 6 months. I was told all this as a minor and was then placed in an impossible enlistment contract by my recruiter due to the fact that the security clearance investigation would have revealed that I had not been off this medication for year. There was zero chance of my enlistment succeeding because I was rushed in after 6 months off my medication. I and my parents were purposely or negligently advised incorrectly while I was a minor. I did have have the requisite capacity at age 17.I did well in RTC and none of my mistakes were the result of ADD, they were simply part of the process of breaking a recruit down and building him or her up. Even my evaluation from the REU states I had improved. Please see the enclosed Psych Evaluation from 2016 completely ruling out ADD. Please also note a diagnoses of ADD at age 6; this can be found on my REU discharge summary which is enclosed.Due to the foregoing, I did not knowingly misrepresent or deliberately conceal material information due to being misled by Francis DeGrand while incapacitated as a minor. Please consider upgrading my RE-Code to allow me to re-enter the service as an adult, well availed of the requisite capacity to properly commit one-self to service.I think this is a solid argument for injustice. Currently, I'm working with a recruiter at the NG who's willing to submit the waiver. Higher ups are also taking the waivers. My situation is typically an RE-3 for the army so they're willing to submit based on that and my doctorate level education.

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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 was given an jfx-really re-4 with (personality disorder)10

Good morning. My name is Benjamin ***** *****. I was given an jfx-really re-4 with (personality disorder)10 years ago from the Navy. I'm trying to upgrade my code to where i can have a chance to reenlist.. this will be my second time trying.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was discharged from Pensacola,FlJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No not yet.. you are the first person I've talked to.. i did this by myself the first time,no lawyer. I want to do this right this timeJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Shortly after i was discharged i had one ticket.. underage drinking. I told them i was in a bad place and was trying to get back into the military. They said to have no other tickets and they would drop the ticket,in which they had done so. I have a clean record d(riving as well).

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I have an RE-4 from the Navy from 2003 for "Fraudulent

I have an RE-4 from the Navy from 2003 for "Fraudulent Enlistment". My recruiter told me to lie regarding whether or not I took Adderall for ADD in high school. I listened until I thought better of it and told the truth. They gave me an RE-4. Today, I have since graduated College and Law School and want to get back in the PA National Guard to finish what I started 13 years ago. I have been in contact with a recruiter and understanding that this is waivable. I am extremely physically fit with no moral or other impediments. I have 2 daughters. This RE4 from 2003 haunts me. I already tried the BCNR through an attorney named Dale Saran and never heard anything back. I am not sure how much Dale really did.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Once before Paid 3000 got nothing for it.... years agoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No, that's essentially the broad strokes

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I'm a Air Force reservist who is planning to go IRR for the

I'm a Air Force reservist who is planning to go IRR for the remaining 3 years left on my enlistment. I met my boyfriend who is an active duty navy officer while in "civilian" status. We have been discussing marriage however we do not want to ruin his career. Would it be better to wait until I'm officially done with my enlistment? Would there be any issues if we were to marry before then if I'm in an IRR status?

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