Posted on Aug 27, 2020
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So three weeks ago on August 5th I was told by my recruiter that my waiver to go into the Army was denied for "processing not justified" and that was the end of the road. A couple hours later on the same day I submitted a congressional inquiry with my State Senator Dianne Feinstein. Just last week I get an email from the MEPS IG assistant that they're continuing the process and trying to get me a RE3 waiver for my RE code. If I get that I can continue with going in and take my physical. How often does this happen? It seems weird how they were saying no to me three weeks ago and now they're giving me a second chance and relooking at everything.

In the meantime I'm hoping I land that Rigger job in Virginia with Huntington Ingalls industry. Which I'm honestly more excited about than this meps stuff. This MEPS stuff is getting annoying tbh. What ever happens, happens at this point. I guess it's whatever bridge I get to cross first at this point.
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Anything can be waived with the right rank behind it. SEN Feinstein's office said jump, and they jumped. Now they will process to the next step where you might face a medical exam that potentially will have a stronger position if a licensed doctor says "no". Be prepared to purse needed medical waivers.

The IG said they are trying to get you a waiver. They didn't say you were given a waiver. They are probably working behind the scenes trying to find the appropriate rank to either approve the waiver, or deny the waiver once and for all in a manner that will be able to deflect further congressional inquiry.

What probably happened is the Army does so many of these denials they forget the full administrative process in said denial and a congressional inquiry is forcing their hand to dot their "i's" and cross their "t's".
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AN Aviation Machinist's Mate
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I just think it’s weird how they said no three weeks ago and now they’re saying maybe. I just think they’re gonna say no again. It’s the same people who said no in the first place giving another look because someone went to a Senator. Which probably doesn’t happen very much because most people probably don’t even know they can do this.
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AN Aviation Machinist's Mate
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I know guys who got PTSD waivers along with all kinds of other medical conditions and even criminal histories. Why can they get the waivers but not me?
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Well when you decide to take it to a Senator, then yes they are going to resume the process. What was your discharge from the Navy? Why do you want to go into the Army?
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I was medically separated with an honorable discharge. I’m trying the Army because it was my first choice. I also hear they’re very lenient on waivers.

Right now they said they’re doing a re3 waiver for the Army itself. Which can or can’t get approved.
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AN (Join to see) ok. So if you were discharged on medical, do you think you are going to be a liability?
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AN Aviation Machinist's Mate
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No ma’am, I will not. I got three evals stating I don’t have adjustment disorder and even took some extensive tests with a former military doctor to show that. Along with never having it in the first place. I’m very determined and motivated to get back in. I wasn’t perfect back then and I’ll never be perfect but I’m a lot better now than ever before.SFC (Join to see)
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Yes. I worked for USAREC at Cameron Station in 1983 to 1985 as a CW3. Logistics Chief (accountalbe officer). I was unofficially the PBO as well.
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Right now they said they’re putting me in for a RE3 waiver. If that happens I can continue to the next step.
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