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I have a Re-3p reenlistment code from the Navy . I was an

I have a Re-3p reenlistment code from the Navy for bipolar. I was an ET1 nuclear operator what is the likely hood of getting a waiver?JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Not I was pretty Mk ich told it was impossible for my rate.JA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I've been out since 2013 and am on tdrlJA: Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: I received an honorable discharge at the time.JA: 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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I have applied gun carry permit and was denied doe to

I have applied for a gun carry permit and was denied doe to a 1987 desertion arrest. I did do this awful thing but did answer to the military for this and was told that I would receive an honorable discharge under less than honorable conditions. is there a way I can find out how to change this or how to have this taken off my record ?

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Regarding not losing VA disability if renouncing US citizenship,

Regarding not losing VA disability if renouncing US citizenship, what document/policy can we reference that definitively answers this?

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My son was at Air Force boot camp, halfway through. He was

Hello,My son was at Air Force boot camp, halfway through. He was selected to get an Intelligence branch job and was starting the clearance process when in one interview he was asked if he had ever attempted suicide. He said he had, as a child of 12 or so (this was news to his mother and I). Based on that, the Air Force told him he could apply for a waiver and wait, or go home and apply for the waiver. Now he is being told there is no way that the waiver will be granted, after he was told yes, there is a chance. I don't know the details of what he actually did, but does not the fact that he was a child, and there was no Emergency Room visit or any kind of medical problem resulting from the attempt have any mitigating effect? He is now processing out and will be home in a few days. Assuming he would like to try to get back in, what would you advise?

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In my last question I told that I'm supposed to leave

In my last question I told that I'm supposed to leave boot camp for reserve navy in few days. And due to certain situations in my life, probably I will not be able to join boot camp. I was told in this forum that I will get ELS (entry level separation) and it will not impact my naturalization process for US citizenship. Currently I'm a US law full permanent resident. Now my question is that when I was reading "ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NATURALIZATION APPLICATION BY USCIS", there are 2 things, about which I want to know1-Have you ever received a discharge from US armed forces on the ground that you are an alien?My question is that iam a lawful permanent resident and of course alien. In my case, if I get ELS discharge for not joining boot camp, do I get into this question category?

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My husband has had an affair with two married women who were

My husband has had an affair with two married women who were also in the military. The first one actually worked under him and was stationed on a cutter with him. They were gone for 6 months at a time and the relationship went on over a year and she harassed me, called me names, etc. after we transferred. My husband convinced me to stay and give him another chance, said all the normal nonsense. We had two kids and I had been very ill causing multiple surgeries. Anyway I moved with him and was doing everything to save my marriage only to find out that not even six months later he started an affair with the nurse from my doctors office. This relationship went on for 3 years and I had no idea because I was friends with this woman. She had access to my medical records etc and is part of a large family that are now lying about me and humiliating me on the island we lived on. We transferred and so much more has come out but my children are adults now and my husband up and retired out of the blue with only 5 years to go before his 30. He says if I leave him I will get nothing and he cant get in to any trouble!JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No and sorry for throwing that at you. Im sure I didn't make a lot of sense. I just want to know if he truly can get away with all of this? He is trying to force me to stay claiming he never had any intention of leaving me.JA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Oh yeah, there is a lot I have found out and a pattern of behavior that started not long after we married. I have to retired military members that were his supervisors that are telling me he was talked to by both of them (different states and people involved) about inappropriate behavior with women that worked with him. Don't get me wrong he never chases them they always seem to go after him! Only because he manipulates them into feeling sorry for him because he is in a loveless marriage to a woman he never wanted or loved but because of the kids couldn't leave etc etc.JA: 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 connect you two.

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I am having problems with military debt. yes I had a JKQ

I am having problems with military debt.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: yes I had a JKQ discharge and this was after I reenlisted. I was masted out of the Navy due to my superior lying the save himself which caused me to take the blame. now I owe $42,000. and they are taking my Tax returns and went to collections and is on my credit keeping me from buying a house or worse might get to the point where they take the things I do own.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I retired 2.5 years ago from the Army after 20 years. 10

I retired 2.5 years ago from the Army after 20 years. 10 years ago I re-entered the service and didn't disclose a medical condition. I extended my enlistment 6.5 years ago and that extension brought me to my 20 years. To my knowledge the statute of limitations on Fraudulent Enlistment is 5 years which means even if they ran it from when I extended my enlistment I am past the statute of limitations. I have two questions about this situation.1. Article 43 of the UCMJ has some provisions for tolling the statute of limitations during wartime. Some apply to fraud but fraudulent enlistment doesn't seem to fall into any of those categories. Is the statute of limitations for fraudulent enlistment tolled for any reason at this time?2. If it is not are there any actions that could be taken against me administratively? Is my retirement/pension safe?

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My name is ***** ***** and I received a Gen/UHC discharge in

Hi sir. My name is ***** ***** and I received a Gen/UHC discharge in May 2001 while in the USCG active duty at my last duty station San Francisco for Misconduct: due to involvement with drugs, SEP Code: JKK; RE Code: RE4. Im looking to request my first ever upgrade of discharge type--Character of Svc--SEP Code--RE Code--Narr Reason for Sep to the CG Disch Rvw Brd. In march 2000 while aboard USCG Polar Star, I was physically assaulted while a shipmate and I were on liberty at a local mall in Melbourne, Australia about one month prior to my orders to depart for A school training. As a result of the assault, I incurred a TBI with many more mental conditions experienced and later diagnosed and awarded post-service (Comb Rtg 80%; 70% TBI-30% Mood Disorders) which led to me struggling to make it through, grasp, and keep up in 12 weeks of Telecommunications School (Petaluma, CA) while all along dealing with marital, parenting and family health problems haunted me so much that I was forced to take leave from school & return to Oklahoma, for a weekend, after only 1 1/2 months of being in school. The decision to take leave only placed enormous pressure on me and I was told could negatively impact my progress towards graduation by becoming "recycled" back to a new incoming class. However, I the pressure to take leave to be with my wife & family as her mother was having a quadruple bypass heart surgery. Fortunately, even with the strain of playing catch-up, I managed to graduate but not without damage already been done to me emotionally, mentally, psychologically and in some ways physically. Once I reported to Group San Fran in Sept 2000, I made my COC aware of the personal assault, it effects it had on me to that point of reporting for my new duty, and the recommendation of my previous command's ship corpsman to make sure I go have an MRI done after joining my new unit. Once I began the numerous medical appointments with neurologist, neuropsych (Behavior Med Doc), pulmonologist, etc., everyone beyond my comms center supervisor (grp corpsman, comms officer, ops officer, and XO) the entire vibe and aura from the above-mentioned became extremely intense, refusal to understand the previously mentioned damage that has been had and its detrimental impact of my newly began coast guard career & more importantly my own overall health. The continued misunderstanding and lack of concern for my mental health deteriorating, home-life being on the rocks, and constant shortness with me in conversation that I would initiate, in an attempt to engage or seek inclusion, would ultimately create the "end all, be all' when I was basically accused of malingering by the XO when I had a meeting with him about an MEB being initiated as a result of my neurologist findings of being "unfit for worldwide assignment" as well as the highly stressful duties of a telecomm watchstander. So, with the changes for the worst taking place in me physiologically, psychologically, emo-behaviorally in all aspects of my life, I would finally be notified (Feb 2001) of a Medical Eval Board to be initiated while being accused of malingering & reminded of what could happen if it is determined that I'm faking injuries to avoid working. At that point, I realized the relationship with my command was more evident to how they felt about me, my health, life and new coast guard career which equated to everything "opposite of positive, success, team, family that I believed in the USCG to stand for. After all, I achieved what seemed to be success while serving in the Air National Guard, promotions, a "Sharp Troop" award making it to my highest ranking of E-4/Sr. Airman about 4 months prior to requesting to be released to join the USCG active duty. I also achieved high marks while onboard the USCG cutter Polar Star and in TC-A School some average but passed my PO3 servicewide exam for promotion to Third Class PO, upon graduating from A-school. In April 2000, command random drug screens were underway. In my department, I remember being told by a TC2 who was providing admin assistance to the urinalysis team which included the group corpsman & of course my Comms officer and that I was being requested to replace him as one of several TC watch standers to be screened. Here's the thing, my name or social security number wasn't on the list but his was and he when I questioned him about being previously informed that I wasn't on the list, he stated “Ms. G said to have you replace me since she ordered me to assist her and the urinalysis team in screening everyone. This led me to strongly feel that they were out to get me by utilizing ununiformed tactics to make a statement or example out of me by showing they had the power to influence how the rest of my career and life was to play out. Nevertheless, I used drugs in between time to cope and numb all the pain and trauma from the assault and tbi, the treatment from my command at the outset of reporting all the way through my discharge. I feel it was unjust to have received a misconduct/gen/UHC due to the fact I was assaulted and the aggravation of my tbi that brought on depression, ptsd, and other conditions led me to use drugs in which ultimately tossed out any continuation for an MEB since the positive screening occurred. What can I do to have these changes made to my record? Thanks sir!JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Well, because of a multitude of high overwhelming emotions taking place within me, I wasn't clear with my command on how the drugs were injested due to the overall embarrassement, hurt, fear, to say the least. I didnt want to be discharged, I just wanted everything relating to my assault, injury and mental health effects to be taken treated with a greater level of concern. I thought the test were a false positive because of the hemp-based bath products I had been using 2-3 times a week, when going out to dance clubs where marijuana smoke would be in the air of an enclosed space, as well as various over the counter medicines regularly for the migraines, headaches, jaw pain from the assault. According to Ops Officer, the results revealed what he referred to as "trace" amounts of THC & Cocaine yet, as I was ordered to see a CG my drug addiction following the notification of intent to discharge, his report showed that my..."evaluation related a pattern of moderate alcohol use and denied any present controlled substance use. He did not appear to be minimizing his alcohol/drug use, recommended to return to duty pending investigation and possible discharge". To me, this led me to believe that I stood a chance of being believed even when I presented them with information or evidence concerning hemp-based products that my spouse and I often used for baths and such. I don't recall being given a choice to go to treatment even after my then-wife provided a personal statement of support on my behalf instead, the CO moved forward with discharge, reduction in pay, loss of ranking from E-4 to E-3, 45 days base restriction and stated it would have been worse if it hadn't been for my wife's letter to him.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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