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Experience:  Licensed attorney and former Navy JAG serving ashore, afloat and at the OJAG
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My grandson enlisted in the navy took the oath and was given

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My grandson enlisted in the navy took the oath and was given a ship out date for boot camp in a few months. Today his recruiter called him an said that they shredded his contract because of lack of funds . He could try again at a later date but would have to go through the entire process again. This sounds strange to us. What should he do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. All the term "shredded" sounds like an odd term to use for cancel, the Navy, or any Service for that matter, could decide to either defer or cancel a contract based on a change in need. In other words, the contract is based on the needs of the service, which can change. I don't know if they had selected him for a particular program or slot that they no longer have, which might make more sense, or if he was going in without a particular rating promised, which is less likely. He should consider contacting the Commanding Officer of the Recruiting Command in that area to get more details on exactly why he isn't being brought onboard at this time and why he can't just be deferred, versus have to reapply at some unknown time in the future.

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Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

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