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I currently hold a bachelors in Nursing with public health

I currently hold a bachelors in Nursing with public health experience. I am active duty Navy enlisted because at the time of enlistnent I was not a citizen. I had been told that once I become a citizen I could apply to the Navy nurse corps but I dont qualify for MECP program because I already have a degree and dont qualify for ODS because I dont have med surge experience and they are not taking public health nurse. I talked to an Army recruiter and I was told that they are taking Public Health Nurses for the reserve and that I could apply if my current command would let me. I still for years left of active duty obligation, is there a way to get a release to go from active duty navy and commision into the Army Nurse corps reserve?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I have only talked to the army recruiterJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thats it. Thank you

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I served active and reserve in the USMCR from 26 February

I served active and reserve in the USMCR from 26 February 1968 to 31 July 1987. At the time of my discharge, I was informed I did not accrue enough points to qualify for retirement. Although I was inactive from 30 June 1978 thru 31 December 1984, I am concerned that they did not accurately input all the points I was due specifically the non-active 15 points per year for the time I was inactive, and the two extra tours I did at the USMC Communications School (Basic and Advanced) in Quantico, VA in 1974 and 1975 (15 months). How should I proceed?

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Trying to go back active duty army after two years,

Trying to go back active duty army after two years, currently in the army reserve with no break in service between active and reserve. I have an honorable discharge, all 1's on my reenlist code, can pass a PT test, but receive 50percent disability for allergies, a scar from inguinal hernia surgery that the army fixed, lower back strain, haglund deformity, knee strain, and anxiety. I no longer have a problem with anything except I can't get rid of haglund deformity without surgery, and even the anxiety has went away...But I am still rated 50 percent overall for everything. Can I get back in? If not what can I do? Can I lower anything? Also for the explanation on anxiety it says "a mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication" is there anything I can do to get back in at all?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I was told to talk to a recruiterJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That should be it

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I am a CW4(P) in the Army JAG Corps. My FY16 promotion board

I am a CW4(P) in the Army JAG Corps. My FY16 promotion board convened on 10 May 2016 and recessed on 16 May 2016. On 28 December 2016, the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) approved the FY16 CW5 Non-AGR board report. My name was on this report as being approved as the only JA for promotion to CW5. The report was published in a Memorandum on 10 January 2017. My MRD was 31 December 2016. At this point I was transferred to the Retired Reserves as a CW4. All of my military education for this promotion had been satisfied.Should the date (28 December 2016) that the results were approved by the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, e.g., before my retirement toll my retirement and therefore allow me to retire with my CW5? What should be my course of action (COA)?

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Under what circumstances can a military officer's retirement

Under what circumstances can a military officer's retirement be revoked. Please provide code sections which cover or relate to this issue.

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I'm in the USN on active duty and I'm just not cutting it.

I'm in the USN on active duty and I'm just not cutting it. Is it possible to transfer to the reserves on an active duty contract.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope

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My boyfriend was convicted with residential burglary. He was

My boyfriend was convicted with residential burglary. He was sent to jail for three months and was on probation after that. He was on probation for 5 years due to not being able to pay his restitution. He got off probation July 2016 without any violation. He wanted to join the service but is not sure if he will be accepted because of his criminal background. He checked online and say that he needs a moral waiver. My question is will he be able to obtain a moral waiver? and how? He's 26 years old and wanted to get his life back together.

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I'm having trouble getting a Certificate of Eligibility from

I'm having trouble getting a Certificate of Eligibility from department of Veterans affairs for a home loan. I entered service 01/21/1988 and was separated on 13/11/1989 with delayed entry date of 06/11/1987 to 20/01/1988.. Reserve obligation end date 05/11/1995. DD214 block 24 Character of service HONORABLE, b23 Separation: Release from Active Duty. b25 Separation Authority, AR635-200 PARA 5-15 b26 Separation Code LFV. b28 Failure to meet Army weight control standards. On the VA eligibility web sight I do not qualify under time in service but there is a not saying that I may be eligible under a sub paragraph #2 if I was separated for convenience of the government. Based on my dd214 do I qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility? Plus i'm 20% compensible service connected. Thank you Chris SJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not yet Va has my COE in a pending statusJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would just like a reply on my eligibility for my COE. If I don't get it then yes I would like to contact a lawyer that specializes in these types of discharges. I just need ifno to be able to navigate this through the VA

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Actually. I'm a Marine currently in MOS school at 29 Palms.

actually. I'm a Marine currently in MOS school at 29 Palms. There are family emrgencies back home in Florida that is putting a large amount of stress on myself. I don't want to just seperate from the Marine Corps, but at the same time I see no other viable option for me. I have to help take care of my family. What should I do?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am at 29 Palms, California and my home is Sanford, FloridaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I talked to my instructor yesterday afternoon and he said he'll get back to me after speaking to out gunnery sgt. I'm trying to go talk to the chaplin today but there have been sone conflicts in schedueling. So I may have to wait until tomorrowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. Since being home for the holidays I've been experiencing symptoms of depression such as; not eating or sleeping properly, not staying focused on the tasks at hand, and just not being the way that I should be.

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