Posted on Nov 28, 2019
Alex Pizuck
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Good evening,

I am seeking the community's information and experiences regarding Re-Enlistment around similar situation to mine.

In 2012 I enlisted to Active Duty Air Force at the age of 18. To call a horse a horse, I was in over my head and was not prepared mentally for the task I signed up for. As a result I cracked under the pressure in BMT. I don't recall all specific details of how, but I managed to get myself put into inpatient for suicidal/thoughts of self-harm...Long story short I was ELS'd with a Separation code of JFY and Reentry code of 2C.

My question is thus, is there any possibility of re-enlisting? I ask now, over 7 years later because not a day goes by where I do not regret my foolish decisions. I gave up then; I would like to know if there is a chance to redeem myself and make good on my commitment? This is one error I have yet to correct from my past and am hoping I have the opportunity to do so.

Thank you all for any information/advice/and even good ol'criticism you can provide on the matter. I appreciate your time.
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Erik Cho
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Did you ever manage reenlist? I'm in a similar boat with the same reentry and separation code. I was young and dumb a LONG time ago and didn't take the advice of my Technical Sergeant who said I would regret it for the rest of my life if I didn't opt to have an attorney fight the discharge. So here I am looking for a way to correct my mistake.
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2C is waiverable, but you have a behavioral health issue listed on your records now, which is also waiverable but a lot harder to get approved.

I’m pretty certain the Air Force won’t take you back, and other service recruiters are not going to put the time in to get those waivers approved. SFC (Join to see) might be able to clarify this though.


Now for a question, you couldn’t handle the easiest BCT and cracked under the pressure? Did you only get 2 hot meals instead of three?
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Generally, anything lower than a 4 is waiverable when the Army wants bodies enough
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Alex Pizuck
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Appreciate the info. Sadly it was 3 meals, my brain couldn't wrap around the fact I got more than 1!
I was young, dumb, and sheltered. I bought into rumors of SERE horror stories, never left my hometown prior to this, family support was "it's okay to give up. you can come home"... i can make excuses and "justify" all i want, fact is I was mentally weak and ill-prepared.
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