Posted on Jul 27, 2019
Jalal Khan
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Hi,
I started the ARMY enlistment process almost 4 months ago. since i have a plate in my foot my sargant told me that we would need to submit all the paperwork to MEPS regarding my foot which we did the next day. My sargant made my file and sent it to MEPS for them to review. he sent it and after waiting for 2 months my sarge called me and said that he called MEPS to get a status on my file and found out that MEPS had lost my paperwork or they never received it. so i went the same day signed all the paperwork again and we sent it in. its been about 3 weeks that i haven’t heard from MEPS. im well aware that MEPS take their time with reviewing paperwork which im totally fine with and i understand im not the only one waiting there’s hundreds of other recruits waiting as well. i just wanna know if MEPS would speed up my process a little bit since i had to wait for 2 months for nothing. i didnt wanna ask this question since alot of other recruits had asked in the past the same question and there's only one answer to that which is “to wait” but i feel like my case is a bit different and will appreciate to get some helpful answers
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Lost paperwork doesn't move you to the front of the cue. There is a prior post where someone gave an excellent breakdown of the time period. Six weeks from receipt of the documents doesn't sound unusual. Don't be surprised if there is a request for additional documentation.
It is very rarely "sarge," and then only when you've developed a very strong relationship with that NCO, but mainly it's only in movies.
Drill Sergeants really like being called "sarge." Especially when you say "Hey, sarge," or "Look, sarge," though (that was sarcasm).
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Kiersten Childs
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I second that you shouldn't be surprised if they ask for extra documentation. I have two screws in my ankle and MEPS requested new x-rays. The ones I submitted were too old.
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Kiersten Childs
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That happened to me too. I had to submit paperwork for two screws in my ankle and MEPS lost my paperwork. I resubmitted it and it only took a week to get back to me after that. Initially, I had waited a month and a half before I found out my paperwork had been lost. It probably will depend on the busyness of the MEPS, the time of year, the severity of your injury, and other factors. I don't think anyone can give you an exact answer because getting records like that approved is a case by case thing. They can't put you in front because you have a special case and have been waiting longer. There are probably several people with the same kind of records trying to get their records read. It sucks but you have to be patient.
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Sorry some how the site had me as a Med Tech. I finally made corrections.
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