Posted on Jan 19, 2015
A1C Nathan Roberts
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I was discharged in 2000 and am getting "old" for the service now, but I really want to get back in. I would have to go the Air Guard route.
I would love to get back in my old AFSC, but Security Forces are pretty much tapped out...perhaps Emergency Management?

The main obstacle? Getting my RE code changed from a 4 to a 3 (since the condition no longer exists).

What do you think?
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PFC David Richards
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I waa WRONGFULLY discharged; Gen. Under honorable conditions for Scoliosis.

Here's the problem- I dont HAVE scoliosis.

Been trying to get my med records since 2000. I passed MEPS...graduated bootcamp with my class: 1043 Alpha Co. Lead series.

I waa given an RE4 for a b.s. discharge of a condition I DONT HAVE and was denied P.E.B. and benefits. This would have (most likely) been my 17th year in service.
Miss it every day and JAG told me they only work withactive, retired or reserve.
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A1C Nathan Roberts
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PFC David Richards I have run into the same issues. I even had 2 recruiters up and vanish at the first scent of difficulty in the waiver process. I finally found one that is fighting for me. Unfortunately, my appeal is now sitting in the SG's office - and has been for quite some time. I don't know what more I can provide to show - I have passed several physicals at a higher rate than those more than half my age, and a letter from the chief neurologist at my local VA stating there are no issues, but here I sit, still waiting to get back into a field that is constantly screaming they are undermanned and can't get enough recruits.
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I should amend this question as I was mislead (or confused myself - which seems to occur every now and again when you're involved in so much stuff as I am). I received a 2Q reentry code - medically retired/discharged. I believe, somewhere along my journey, I was told this would be like getting a 4 code changed, hence the confusion.
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SPC James Mcneil
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I was told in '06 that an RE3 was what prevented me from re-enlisting in the NG.
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You're recruiter told you a half truth. In 2006, I was a ARNG recruiter. I put several prior service johnnies in that had an RE3. After I interviewed them and felt comfortable with having them in my unit, it was merely a waiver process, depending on the characterization of service... getting that same waiver now would be nigh on impossible though as there is a moritorium on conduct waivers in the ARNG at this moment.
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SPC James Mcneil
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Well, I'm 42 years old now, and that just ain't happening.
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PV2 Rich Fly
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CPT (Join to see) - I know that this is an old entry, but the situation has direct applicability to what I am currently attempting. I received an RE3 in 1999 due to a knee injury - as a result of what I assume at the time to be force draw-down, the PEB disregarded notes from my Company CO and Battalion XO requesting a reevaluation and I was Chaptered under pre-existing condition (hence the RE3). I was a Group 1 runner through BCT and was the only soldier to be promoted to E-2 at the end of BCT.
I was told that this was a death knell for my military career - but I tried to immediately reenlist in the Navy upon my Army discharge and was rejected. I immediately tried to reenlist after 9/11 and was rejected. It wasn't until a few years ago that I found out that I could get an RE3 "re-coded".
I am currently in discussions with the AZ ARNG about trying to enter as a Warrant within a demand MOS and they are stating that I may need to enter as enlisted to get the RE3 re-coded, then I could place my packet for Warrant. I am hesitant to enter as an E-4, as I would likely find it difficult to reach even E-7 before I would be forced out at 60.
I have dedicated my professional life to supporting warfighters and would very much like to be a part of the ranks again by bringing my specialized skills to bear - are you aware of a path to re-coding an RE3 that would not require reenlistment? I have several active duty officers, warrants, and enlisted members, as well as members of Congress who can vouch for my capabilities. Any information is highly appreciated.
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SPC Hector Torres
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spc james mcniel can you help me chang my re entry code to a 3 with a letter or something and ill finsh the rest up im only 32 and still able to make it in i just need help getting it change will you help me please or contact me at [login to see] my name is hector
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