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I got diagnosed with an avoidant personality disorder; what effectI was diagnosed with a dependent personality disorder and adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood on my military record of it wasn’t reported when I signed my ROTC contract?

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I’ve briefly talked to CO about my diagnosis and I believed that it was linked to me being depressed from my spouse and family for so long. He told me that I would not be recommended for a compassionate reassignment back to the states and he didn’t state whether or not he was going to support a discharge

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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.

Legally, they don't have to separate you. The diagnosis can require treatment and your command has to technically give those a chance to work, unless medical indicated that there was no chance for recovery of any sort.

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