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Was discharged in 2010 with a re enlistment code of re3

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Was discharged in 2010 with a re enlistment code of re3 reason for separation was I passed out they thought I had seizures went to a neurologist stated no epilepsy I would like to re enlist
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: I haven't had any issues since my time of discharge and have been on no medications
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Tennessee
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: And no I have not
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Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

That's going to be very difficult with that RE code. Right now, waivers are very rare because there are more applicants for military service than there are jobs to fill. Getting a waiver is an unrealistic goal. Instead, you should seek to alter that RE code, which is hard but more likely than a waiver right now.

You need to file a DD Form 149 with the records corrections board, using medical evidence to show that you should not have been given that RE code. In that way, you can make your chances of reenlistment realistic.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Even for the national guard
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Yes, even for the national guard.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What re code should I request it be changed to
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

RE 2 or 1.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok because the guard recruiter in Tennessee said their numbers are low and need recruits
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the ref states must be seizure free 5 years and no meds I am just confused
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Sure, but getting a waiver is very hard.

You can certainly try, but that sort of waiver is very hard to come by. They are more likely to give a waiver for a criminal offense than a seizure situation.

Your position is that you shouldn't have gotten that RE code in the first place....a correction of the record.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The civilian doc that I was referred to said no evidence of seizure activity
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Perfect. That's what you want.

Again, your position is that you shouldn't have gotten that RE code in the first place. It is an incorrect record, which is what DD Form 149 is for.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Where can I get that form
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Could my congressman help with this
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
would my current doctors notes work stating that I haven't been on any medication since I have been in his practice work
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Not really. All a Congressman can do is make sure the law is being followed. They can't override law.

Right now, you legally have an RE code that makes it difficult to rejoin. You legally have the ability to file a DD Form 149 to get that changed.

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Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Yes, a current medical note would certainly be good evidence.

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