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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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My step son joined the army against my wishes

My step son joined the army against my wishes anyway...unfortunately mom signed for him. Because the recruiter went to his school when he was only a junior at 17... and now he is finding out that nothing the recruiter has told him is true, the career choice he was promised out of an 8 year stay consist of 12 weeks training as a mechanic....he is miserable and wants out.....is this possible or is it really prisonJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I just started seriously looking into it for him, cause I thought he should stick it out for a bitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess just want to know if there are any legal possibilities

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Back in 2013 i was discharged from the army while in

back in 2013 i was discharged from the army while in reception my pregnancy hormone levels where high (hcg) which was found after drawing blood previously all the other pregnancy test taken were negative & still were at the time i was pulled from continuing to process and told that i would be retested my levels were declining & it was determined i was not pregnant i was told that i still had to go home on my medical records i was diagnosed with a blighted ovum but no pelvic exam or ultrasound was performed to make a true diagnosis during the time i was 18 and didn't question it mainly because well i was under the assumption that i miscarried before i even knew there was anything there & honestly it was a lot to take in the i just wanted to be with my family to recover with the hopes of retuning in 6 months like they said but looking at my dd214 separation code jfw and re code 3 its looking like its nearly impossible & i was curious if it would be possible for me to reenlist and the process of doing soJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have a RE code of 6H from the Air Guard. how do I get the

i have a RE code of 6H from the Air Guard. how do I get the code updated to re enlist?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: state side but I'm flying out tonight for a deployment. I'm a contractor, not longer in the military.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: recruiter and someone at "my pers" it was a 800 number the recruiter told me to call. they told me to fill out a "app for correction" I just want to make sure this is the right way to go about it before I send itJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was in the air guard for over a year and never attended basic, they couldn't get me dates to go so I separated. My discharge says an entry level separate - no fault of their own

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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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A few days ago my nephew was arrested for desertion. He is

A few days ago my nephew was arrested for desertion. He is currently being held in Salt Lake County Jail. About 8 years ago he signed the papers to join the army, but never reported and never took an oath. I have been told that to resolve this he must go to Oklahoma for 1-3 weeks while waiting for a discharge as he has been somehow listed incorrectly as on being on active duty. Meanwhile he remains in jail with almost no contact with his wife, and to my knowledge no attorney has come to discuss his situation.I understand presently it is not military policy to prosecute those who change their minds between enlisting and reporting for basic training. Is that correct? If so, and my understanding of the facts is correct, is the procedure above the only way to resolve this?

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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 did 3 yrs and 9 months in the Navy. I got out from 3 PRT

I did 3 yrs and 9 months in the Navy. I got out from 3 PRT failures. I got out in 2013. It is now 2016 and am in better shape would I be able to somehow reenlist?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was Stationed in California. I was inlisted in Jacksonville, FL. I now live in Jacksonville, FLJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. was just inquiring. I currently work at the Post office as a mail carrier.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No, that's all just, was trying to find the answer to that question

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My son is trying to get into the Navy. He is sworn in and is

My son is trying to get into the Navy. He is sworn in and is under contract, scheduled to ship out to basic in December. Now they are looking at background for some reason - we thought that was all over with. My son has a domestic violence charge with the outcome (advised by his attorney) pretrial intervention. It was SUPPOSED to have been expunged from his record. He was very young, and the charge was completely frivolous - brought by a girl who just wanted to hang onto him by giving him a hard time (go figure). Now we are learning that he may not be able to get into the Navy because of this stupid thing. He had a pretty crummy lawyer at the time, who I believe advised him for expedience rather than what would have been best for my son. Can anything be done?

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