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I'm currently a little over three months in service

I'm currently a little over three months in service currently training in AIT. I'm also suffering from severe depression and it's only getting worse. I was ordered to see a psychiatrist whom recommended a chapter 11. I agreed as I know that's the only way I will improve. My questions are as follows. 1. Since the doctor recomended the chapter does this mean it is gaurunteed or is it solely up to my CO? 2. How long does this process take? Please let me know. I've never felt worse in my life.

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I failed a drug test in AIT after returning from Christmas

Hi I failed a drug test in AIT after returning from Christmas break and we'll I more than loved the military and was presented with awards for my dedication and exceeding expectations. I am 23 in great shape and want back in now that is all I have and all I ever had I was honest about everything and admitted to my failure to obey the law. I am and was a great soldier with high pt and well I really need another shot it's my only chance at succeeding I come from nothing and am a hard working dedicated young man I need another chance to prove myself is this possible?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KyJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: not in detailJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was the best and made a mistake that I was honest about and have no criminal history as a civilian. I was awarded the most dedicated and improved soldier award in basic the only one to recieve the award in my platoon and had high pt scores from beginning to the end. I am young still and really want another shot or atleast details on everything I can do but only if it's possible. I will pursue my reenlistment now I have been out for 2 years now

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I have a question pertaining to military retirement pay and

Hello, I have a question pertaining to military retirement pay and U.S. citizenship.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I'm stateside at the moment.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm retired. I don't have a chain of command.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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I'm finishing law school and applying for my moral

I'm finishing law school and applying for my moral application. I was ELS from USMC in 1997 - sep. code JDA1 / Reentry Code RE-3F / discharged under MARCORSEPMAN 6204.3 - Fraudulent Enlistment - adjustment disorder with depressed mood and suicide ideation (without admin. discharge board) I'm attempting to correct my narrative to exclude the alleged fraud. The argument is based largely in equity - since the USMC declined to prosecute it should be estopped from declaring me a criminalJA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No. This was in 1997JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Other then I don't recall lying about previous depression. I was hospitalized in boot for depression and suicide ideation - and I told them I had been depressed off and on since childhood. But I don't recall knowingly lying about my childhood experiences.

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How does Navy find out if you have been charged with a DUI?

How does the Navy find out if you've been charged with a DUI? I am Stateside. Should I self report or just wait until my court case?

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I am a retired US Navy veteran of 20 years. Since my family

I am a retired US Navy veteran of 20 years. Since my family lineage comes from Italy I am considering applying for italian dual citizenship. As a retired veteran that currently no longer holds a government job or anything of the sort am I allowed to apply for citizenship to Italy or will I risk losing my retirement pay. The only reason i am applying for my citizenship there is because I enjoy traveling there and I plan to buy a house there so that I can stay without any problemsJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm retired. No longer in the military. Completely doneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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How are you tonight? Can't complain. :) I'm a Veteran,

How are you tonight?JA: I'm good. And you?Customer: Can't complain. :)JA: Are you overseas or stateside? Glad to hear it. How can we be of help?Customer: I'm a Veteran, separated in 1982. StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not since 1982JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Looking for Reinstatement to Petty Officer 2nd class for personal reasons.

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If I am no longer on Active Duty due to Libel and Slander,

If I am no longer on Active Duty due to Libel and Slander, with solid proof, who, if any, may a suit be filled against? The one person who actually committed the Libel and Slander and/or the Commander who served the reprimand; making libel and slanderous statements in the reprimand?

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First of all, I want to express my gratitude for your advice

First of all, I want to express my gratitude for your advice last year. Because of your guidance about my fiance's court martial (where he received 6 years confinement), 2 months later, he was granted an Article 39 (A), 3 charges were dropped due to statute of limitation, and within 3 more months he was home! There was later a resentencing hearing, where he was sentenced for the remaining charges, but after a mess of errors by the prosecution, he was granted almost 250 days of confinement credit. He was given 2 years at the resentencing, he's done the 6 months and was released from the brig last week. My question is who can we appeal to in order to get him back to the east coast? He was ordered to a transient personnel unit near the brig. He did not receive a punitive discharge, so he is still in the Navy and the appellate process hasn't really begun yet. The CO told him that they are not releasing him to return home to Maryland. The TPU command took him to Navy Relief to get money to live in a hotel and $25 per day to eat and he is paying a taxi to take him to muster each morning. He has a letter indicating that he can't eat at the galley. This is CRAZY! It feels like additional punishment. Our commitment to remain deeply involved in every step of his case, has served him well. We don't intend to stop now. Please advise on military instruction regarding rights of those in a situation like this.Many thanks,JC

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