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Mr., We talked previously. I am currently an AIT soldier who

Hello Mr. Simmons,We talked previously. I am currently an AIT soldier who is suffering from severe depression and have been recommended a discharge from multiple psychiatrists, and just recently signed my counseling statement and flag notice of initiating a separation. My commander said it will get sent around for signatures and it's all up to the battalion commander at this point. My question is how likely he would be to say no and why he would do that? As well as how long this process should take at this point? My anxiety is killing me at this point because my mind is instantly assuming the worst possible outcome and I simply need some assurance. Thank you very much.

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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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Second opinion] 1. Need to know if it's possible to buy out

Second opinion] 1. Need to know if it's possible to buy out your army contract the same way you can buy out a cell phone contract.2. Is chapter 8 (pregnancy separation) still applicable? and will you get an honorable discharge if you're still in your 1st term? Also, do the early separations for employment and school still applies.3. Can you get discharge by the army for a change of life situation (like winning the lottery with over 1 million $)?

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I was told that the opinion of my unit JAG office takes

I was told that the opinion of my unit JAG office takes precedence over the base legal office. In short, the two disagree over whether my separated spouse is entitled to my Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) based on her income being higher than mine. The most recent W2 of hers that I could provide as evidence of her income was from 2013 as we PCS'd to Germany shortly thereafter and she was working on the economy. German privacy laws are pretty strict and I don't have a way of providing a more recent pay stub. Does a unit JAG have the final say over the base legal office and if so what steps can I take from here? Thanks.ChrisJA: Has anything been officially filed?Customer: Officially as in divorce filing or..JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: My chain of command is aware of the situation but is relying on the JAG to make a legal decisionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think thats about it.

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I was wondering how I can get out of the marine corps,

Hello, I was wondering how I can get out of the marine corpsJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Didn't know how to go about this without being treated unjust about the topicJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Probably get this a lot but sever depression and cannot adapt to this life style

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One question. I a MAJ is twice passed over to LTC and goes

one question. I a MAJ is twice passed over to LTC and goes through a board and is found "do not promote, Retain"... does that preclude the officer from being selected to LTC in future boards? (ie: AZ x2, 3, 4yrs.... etc). This officer has NO bad marks in his record and 12ys of service ? OR, will he not get promoted to LTC and just be able to serve till 20yr mark and ETS ? ThanksJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: just researching this now....JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no...

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Is there any legal action I can take to getting out the

Is there any legal action I can take to getting out the military now. I am an AIT active duty military male?

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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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