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Hello Mr. Simmons. I’m currently and IET soldier in AIT here in Ft Huachuca AZ and my component is the Army national guard. I have been suffering from depression, social anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I went to sick call for it and am now hoping for separation from the army. But my doctor said that it isn’t up to the commander here in my company but instead the commander attached to my unit in my state since I’m in the national guard. Is this true and either way should I rather just wait until the doctor herself seems me unfit? I’m not sure what to do next because I’m certain that being in the military has been unhealthy for me.
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I agree with the doctor...it is your "parent command" that has authority on this. That is, if you were to be processed for separation, that must come from your commanding officer (the officer who commands your battalion in your home state)

Now...what you are describing, if you have a medical issue that limits your ability to perform your duties? I would fully expect that your battalion commander will chapter you out.

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