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I was recently discharged with entry level separation,

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I was recently discharged...

I was recently discharged with entry level separation, fraudulent enlistment from the Air Force because of a history of self harm and unstable mental illness. I exaggerated because I wanted to get home for personal reasons and made a huge mistake. Would there be any way I could reenlist?

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No.

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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.

As it stands right now, based on your own testimony, you would not be eligible to reenlisted based on the prior history of self-harm and mental illness. Now, you state that you exaggerated those facts and that if the actual facts were known, you'd perhaps be able to get in.

Here's the problem. For you to correct the record, you'd have to go back on the record and admit to exaggerating before...that is an admission of making a false official statement. That would result in your being disqualified for reenlistment too. In fact, it could result in worse that the Entry Level Separation. It could result in being brought back on active duty to face a court martial.

Regrettably, you've painted yourself into a corner here. The only way to correct the record is to admit to a crime, which doesn't help you and may make matters worse.

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