Posted on May 2, 2018
PV2 Kristin Ferguson
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I have done my research and i know it can happen it will just take some work which hes willing to do, but the primary reason he was discharged is false, so i not sure how to go about getting that removed without having to go through a review board and waiting a year. one of our recruiters already strung us along for 3 months and gave us no information, the other has said that we can get a waiver and right now we are getting medical notes that says he is cleared for duty, will that be enough to get the waiver? what else could my husband do?
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SGT Robert Johnson
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If the recruiter doesn't want to push paper, they won't. They don't have to. Maybe try another branch or another Army recruiting station. If medical is evaluating, it will rest with their determination.
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SGT Eric Davis
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PFC (Join to see) your cause I just enlisted in Feb with a RECODE 3 with the Guard only reason I ddnt go active cause I didn’t have my discharge paper work and AD needed that to process!
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PV2 Kristin Ferguson
PV2 Kristin Ferguson
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i confused by your post here, i thought the national guard was basically like the army reserves where you only work a few weekends, and dont get paid aas much because its not active duty? correct me if i am wrong please
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SSG(P) Civil Affairs Specialist
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SGT Robert Johnson - a recruiter can get all the paperwork you were asking about, using a UFL 142. It will include the doctor's findings, the commander's decision, and even detailed training records and counseling statements. That has to happen before anyone can take a trip to MEPS. I think that could be part of the issue the young man's running into.
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SGT Robert Johnson
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Didn't know that. I learned something new. Thank you.
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JFW is an erroneous enlistment for a medical condition that is non-waivable. It’s going to be kind of hard to unring that bell.

I got back in with an RE Code of 3 with a Sep code of JKM (misconduct). I would attribute my success to the following:

1. Want to. You gotta want it. It’s going to cost you money unless you live in DC. And it’s going to take TIME.

2. Time: I had been out for 11 years when 9/11 happened. So I had a decade of “rehabilitation.” Which in my case meant that I had grown up a little.

3. We were just starting a war. I was a trained 11B. Hell, after being out for 13 years, I didn’t even go back to basic, got back in Sept and was in Afghanistan a few months later.

And the discharge kind of follows you. I had to have a moral waiver to become an officer, and it comes up every time someone checks my security clearance.

No regrets though.
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"Time" is the crucial factor that everyone overlooks!
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A1C Nathan Roberts
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PV2 Kristin Ferguson well, my journey (w/ same RE-3 code) has taken 18 years, so far. The best option? Find a kickass recruiter who won't quit at the first sign of difficulty. Gather ALL pertinent docs regarding the discharge, and any documentation that show that it is no longer a problem. Letters of recommendation do not hurt - the heavier the sleeve/shoulder, the better.
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PV2 Kristin Ferguson
PV2 Kristin Ferguson
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okay thank you! I know we have a friend in the army reserves that will write a recommendation and possibly another friends father as well!
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A1C Nathan Roberts
A1C Nathan Roberts
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PV2 Kristin Ferguson - the first step is getting a waiver just to get to go to MEPS. They'll probably code, but may get a "green check", which, according to my recruiter, 9/10 of the green checks to go to MEPS get a green check to get back in.
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PV2 Kristin Ferguson
PV2 Kristin Ferguson
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what is a green check?
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A1C Nathan Roberts
A1C Nathan Roberts
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PV2 Kristin Ferguson - slang for "go". Either a Green Check, or Red "X".
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