Posted on Oct 21, 2020
PVT Fire Control Specialist
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is it possible to reclass to a different mos during you’re current contract, under certain circumstances (like a memo signed of by my battery or battalion commander) instead of being discharged of my service because of a chapter 515 through behavior health?
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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You could definitely reclass if you weren't being discharged. Your battery and battalion Commanders are the ones discharging, so why would they recommend you reclass?
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PVT Fire Control Specialist
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I’m being discharged through my behavior health provider not my coc, no paper work had begun yet SFC.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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PVT (Join to see) unless it's a medical discharge, which it is not, it requires your command team to initiate and process. Chapter 5-15 isn't just a random term. It's chapter 5-15 of AR 635-200, the regulation for enlisted separation. If you look in there you will see that your chain of command is the Separation authority not your mental health provider.
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SFC (Join to see) - spot on. mental health provider can make a recommendation but CoC is the separation authority
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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Look, BH problems are not MOS dependent. I don't know what your diagnosis is (and I don't want to know). But it will not magically get better if you change MOS. Start figuring out your civilian life.
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Appreciate it SFC O’Mally, field artillery isn’t all planned out for me, especially when you have toxic soldiers and non commissioned officers (specialist and below) and (sergeants and above) in the same battery as you are in, but I appreciate the reality check.
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PVT Donovan Graham
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Not likely. Got the same chapter in January this year. Depending on what your RE code is (3 or 4 most likely) and characterization of service, wait six months then start working on a waiver or just do something else. I decided to just go back to community college and it ain't too bad.
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LTC Hardware Test Engineer
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36 years and I've never seen anyone get a waiver after being chaptered for mental health issues. Won't hurt to try since the worst that can happen is they say no.
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