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My son had a positive THC drug test and is in jeopardy of…

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My son had a positive THC drug test and is in jeopardy of getting separated from the Navy. He did not smoke weed but was in a situation where others were "hot boxing". Is there anyway for him to fight this and be able to stay in the Navy?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?

He gave a written statement last week and is supposed to go to BRB (I think that is what it is called) on Tuesday and ultimately talk to the Captain of the ship on Tuesday.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I dont think so.

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can you tell me, where is your son at in the process? Are they sending him to Mast? Or to a court martial?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He is being sent to Mast on Tuesday

Thanks...can you tell me, is he on a ship or is he at a shore command?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He is on a ship but at shore in Norfolk Virginia

Thanks

So he can not refuse mast...did he go through DRB/XOI? IF So did he make a statement?

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