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Thank you for taking the time and answering our questions.

Thank you for taking the time and answering our questions. It is a real help.So this is my situation: in January I drank and was sent to ASAP, however my old battalion commander, put it down as a self referral. I went to a 30 day civilian inpatient program. All was well until June when I drank again. Drunk on duty, so my new battalion commander decided to get me help and suggested I go to a military inpatient program BAMC in fort Sam. The program was way better than the first one. I graduated successfully. Everything is going well now.However I'm looking at a chapter 9. I am a good soldier, the sergeant's think so as well. They having nothing but positive things to say about me. My ASAP counselor thinks so as well and had written a letter of how well I'm doing and that I should stay in the army. The staff at the inpatient program wrote a letter to my command, saying nothing but positive things about me. My battalion commander is on my side and wants me to stay in.Now I'm going through ACAP. My battalion commander said once the packet is ready, I will recommend to retain you, even write a memo to the brigade commander. He said its up to the brigade commander to make a decision.This is all I was told, and I do not really know what the procedure looks like. From my info, what do you think I am looking at? Do I have a chance to stay in and what is the likelihood of me staying in if I am backed up by all these people?Thank you again

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My son has served in the National Guard for 4 years while

My son has served in the National Guard for 4 years while attending college and in ROTC. This summer he was diagnosed by a civilian doctor as a type 1 diabetic. He is scheduled to be commissioned in December. He went through a military physical during training this summer and his AIC was normal as was all his other tests that they performed. Failing to report what the civilian doctor found out is not an option he wants to do. If he reports the diagnosis what is the timeline for an MEB? When going through an MEB does all other processes get put on hold, such as his commissioning or basic officer course?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, he has discussed with his Unit Commander but not contacted JAG yet.JA: Has anything been officially filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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My son is in BT at Fort Jackson and was diagnosed with grade

My son is in BT at Fort Jackson and was diagnosed with grade 3 stress fractures of both femoral necks (both hips). He was sent home on a 30 day con leave and recently returned to Fort Jackson. Upon recheck it was determined that while he is healing, it is taking too long. The physical therapist told him that rehab will take too long and that they are going to chapter him out. He was originally told that it would be a 5-17, but is now being told that they changed it to an 11 because the PT put in the notes that he did not want to rehab. My son says he was very clear with the therapist that he wanted to stay in and rehab and the therapist said no. I am worried that when he comes home with no benefits and a general discharge that my medical won't cover him for the injury due to the cause. He would also like to re-enlist at some point and I am afraid that he won't be able to because of this.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This isn't an education law question. My son is in the California Army National GuardJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I just found this all out yesterday. They tried to get him to quit when he first got hurt and he wouldn't. I am not sure where to go and he is just taking what they are telling him since he is afraid he will get in trouble.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's about it. Thanks

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I was reading the story on this page I am in quite similar

Hi! I was reading the story on this page I am in quite similar situation asked to send the message, but the e-mail address provided sounds really as a scam oneJA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: the request came from a soldier deployed in afganistanJA: 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: I don't know as I said I am doing some research but it seems it is a scam too

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I have a few questions and concerns. I went through a MEB

Hi, I have a few questions and concerns. I went through a MEB board process & it has been finalized & completed. I have my desperation orders. My ETS date is Sept 26, 2016. However, on my final out date, my chain of command flagged me & pulled my terminal leave to pend me for UCMJ for an incident that took place on July 28th, 2016. I'm trying to seek legal help to see what's going to be taking place. I have went to JAGS & they said they don't have any paperwork on me. I have already cleared with the PMO , but there is a pending charge... PMO said it is not being court martial. I'm just sitting around, haven't heard anything on what they're going to do with me. What can possibly happen? How will this effect my separation & my disability?

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Me and my husband are currently separated since late October

Me and my husband are currently separated since late October of 2014. I've gone through abused with him so have to call the police and since that day it happened we never live in a same house again. We have a 5 year old son together. We try to be civil since the court order was lifted and no contact order was over. I thought were fine, accepted everything that has happen and start moving on.. He was dating already and since I thought were fine after a year I decided to date as well.. He was dating his soldier then and i never said anything because I just want him to be happy and were totally over anyways. We both didn't file divorce yet then just for the reason in my part as lack of financial money to go through it.. Then now, me and boyfriend are getting serious. We've moved in together. He knows everything about us just as much as I know about his relationship. We told each other that it's about time to just really finally file our divorce. Now the case is, after he have file divorce, most stuff that was written in there was very unfair and asking to just for him to support $300 after divorce is over from sending $1000 monthly. My boyfriend is in the service as well. Since I tried to contest with it, he's just now sending 270 and told me if talk to his commander about it he'll get my boyfriend in trouble.. I'm sorry for the very long story. I just want to put as much information I could because I know my situation is very complicated. I just wanna know what I should do since he's blackmailing us.. Thank you in advance. Hope I can hear from You soon and Hope someone could help me out.

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Is it military law in Afghanistan camp 101 when a soldier

Is it military law in Afghanistan camp 101 when a soldier signs outs using my name. Does that make me financially responsible for getting that soldier home.

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Son medically discharged during basic training. Had knee

Son medically discharged during basic training. Had knee surgery a couple years ago. Had letter of medical clearance from the physician. Was doing well, then noticed pain that brought him to seek medical on base. MRI done. Showed 2 tears and likely a stress fracture. He was told he had 6 months to address it if he wanted to reenlist, which he does. However, NO info given beyond that. We can't get answers from recruiter.. 1. How to obtain his medical records including recent scans, doctors notes etc. 2. Where does he go for doc and surgery? 3. Does he have medical coverage? Thank you soon much. Live in Cleveland Tennessee.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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I just finished over 6 years Active duty, ETS 13 May 2016.

Hello,JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I just finished over 6 years Active duty, ETS 13 May 2016. Before my ETS I signed up for a three year stint in the Reserves as OJT (on the job training) MOS. When arriving at my new unit, I was told I had to go to AIT for my new MOS. Since getting out, I got into an MBA program and am working full time in Management / Operations.. long hours and my new unit is not working with my demanding schedule. I left Active duty as a SSG. I feel like the Reserve recruiter lied to me. Furthermore, I am pending disability and at this time do not know my percentage.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Virginia - Reserve is federal. US ArmyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so. The SFC that I am working with is a full time Reserve position and she doesn't seem to care, or may even be jealous of my transition success. I know she let other soldiers get excused due to school, however, I do not share the same race or gender.

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