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tyovan
12-14-2006, 10:23 PM
Well, as some of you know I've been dealing with the recruiter and MEPS for the past few months. I've been hoping to join the Air National Guard. I admitted on the medical history form to being in counseling - when my parents got divorced ten years ago. MEPS wanted to see my medical records, so I signed a release statement and released them to the recruiter who faxed them to MEPS.

Word came back from MEPS today - I'm permanently disqualified for military service because of adjustment disorder that has been treated with medication. I was never medicated EVER, so I dont understand why that was what disqualified me. I called my mum and she confirmed I was never, ever medicated for any psychiatric or emotional problem. The recruiter is mailing me the records. I'm going to review them (all 50 pages) line-by-line and find out what is says about medication since I was never medicated.

If the records say nothing about medication, I'm going to call the recruiter and ask how I can appeal this. I'd ask for another doctor to review them or if we could do anything else. If things go through after the review and my records have no mention of medication I plan on filing a formal complaint against the doctor that disqualified me.

I don't accept this outcome, I want in and I'll fight my way in if I have to. Anyone have any advice???

Midav
12-14-2006, 10:29 PM
That's stupid. Have no advice but do hope it works out for you!!

I also was disqualified but for other reasons... asthma and a prism in one of my eyes.

Good luck, though!

LRPV
12-14-2006, 10:33 PM
You seem to be on the right track, gather the documentary records and review the content. If it is not too expensive you might sit with a doctor and go through them to confirm that the military doctor erred in his judgement.

The only other advice is to take copies of each original document and keep them. Originals have a nasty habit of being mislaid.

Good luck, sounds like a snafu that you will be able to fix, after some frustrating times. Stay with it.

AllAmerican
12-14-2006, 10:38 PM
Hey, keep your chin up.

I'm so sorry that this happened, you must be heartbroken. You are doing the right thing by taking the recourse you are. It makes me proud to see a young man so determined to serve his country.

Just keep the copies of your records, and do what you're doing. You sound like you're on the right track. Don't give in and keep pushing, okay? It ain't like you were DQd cause of drugs or a crime record. Kepp fighting and most of all, GOOD LUCK!

AussieJohnDoe
12-14-2006, 10:39 PM
If things go through after the review and my records have no mention of medication I plan on filing a formal complaint against the doctor that disqualified me.

Mate, I wouldn't make it personal. Just go to the review board, get it double checked. If it goes through, then fantastic. No need to "get back" at him. People make mistakes.

pascalywood
12-14-2006, 10:47 PM
****, ive been under antidepressants for 5 years now and i intend to join the army reserve...any chances that it plays against me? i mean, does the canadian army has the same policy as the americans?

Sucks for you btw, hope you can prove them your point

tyovan
12-14-2006, 10:55 PM
The MEPS already screwed me once. They didnt seal my first urine sample correctly, so the lab refused to test it. As a result, I got to go back to MEPS and spend five hours giving a second sample. Now it looks like they screwed my records up. If nobody complains, theres no consequences for them continuing to screw up. Maybe if they get their ass chewed out for screwing me, they'll do their job better and somebody else wont get screwed in the future.

Im not too thrilled about having my future screwed up because of somebody else's incompetence.

Michael RVR
12-14-2006, 10:57 PM
Mate, I wouldn't make it personal. Just go to the review board, get it double checked. If it goes through, then fantastic. No need to "get back" at him. People make mistakes.

It's a very american thing to do, though.

Like the others have said, get it checked out and if there's been a mistake, fix it up. Perhaps you were prescribed something but never took it?

tyovan
12-14-2006, 11:02 PM
I thought that too - mum said there was never any prescription though.

digrar
12-14-2006, 11:16 PM
****, ive been under antidepressants for 5 years now and i intend to join the army reserve...any chances that it plays against me? i mean, does the canadian army has the same policy as the americans?


I doubt the Australian Army would let you in.

Limeyfellow
12-14-2006, 11:24 PM
You know if a hospital did some of these very basic lab errors and review errors they would get sued out their ****s. You really should have the results contested if they are so wrong as whoever they seemed to outsource the work too is not doing it properly.

Apogee
12-14-2006, 11:47 PM
I had to get waivers for a bunch of different things when I went through DODMERBs to get into West Point. They came up with all kinds of crazy things, like that I had flat feet and things like that. I went to a doctor and he was able to write his opinion on the matters. A couple of months later they approved the waiver.

LRPV
12-14-2006, 11:53 PM
I doubt the Australian Army would let you in.

Make that a definite.

Dominique
12-14-2006, 11:54 PM
You can appeal the MEPS disqual, your best bet is to get your records, and look them over very carfully. If yu don't find anything have your recruiter raise hell, and find out where they supposedly found the listing for your medication.

8thidpathfinderpower
12-15-2006, 12:17 AM
Thats the strangest thing I ever heard of...when I was on active duty, I seen people with diabetes, asthma(I was diagnosed with asthma 7 years past my active duty enlistment) and I seen all kinds of mental problems.
Seems if the military is having such a hard time getting people, they would make every effort to get people in and keep them there.

Not to sound anti-military, there are other ways to serve your country, if you cannot get into the ANG. There is the peace corps, civilian agencies like the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, US Marshalls, and others. And, you can take the nest step in your life and go to college.

Area Denial
12-15-2006, 12:18 AM
Theres always the French Foreign Legion. If MEPS wants to keep screwing you around, get a hold of the French embassy and ask about the Legion. You'll be better off with 5 years of service with them anyways.

dave81
12-15-2006, 12:26 AM
What kind of Army recruiter these days turns people down? Hasn't he been watching the news?

rambone
12-15-2006, 02:05 AM
I had to get waivers for a bunch of different things when I went through DODMERBs to get into West Point. They came up with all kinds of crazy things, like that I had flat feet and things like that. I went to a doctor and he was able to write his opinion on the matters. A couple of months later they approved the waiver.

The ****ing DODMERB is a *****, I had to get a waiver for a ****ing scar on my back. It's all done now but it kept me from contracting last semester.

Count Lippe
12-15-2006, 02:33 AM
Thats the strangest thing I ever heard of...when I was on active duty, I seen people with diabetes, asthma(I was diagnosed with asthma 7 years past my active duty enlistment) and I seen all kinds of mental problems.
Seems if the military is having such a hard time getting people, they would make every effort to get people in and keep them there.

Not to sound anti-military, there are other ways to serve your country, if you cannot get into the ANG. There is the peace corps, civilian agencies like the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, US Marshalls, and others. And, you can take the nest step in your life and go to college.

wtf? diabetes? what kind of assignment did they have and when were they diagnosed? before, or after enlisting?

Alpha Leader
12-15-2006, 03:05 AM
I`ve been in the same sh***.
I know how you feel.
Just do what you are doing now.
When i applied for a job in the armed forces recently ,they would not accept me beacuse of my former consulting/ treatment.
My parents were alcohol addicted, and my childhood was a *****.
I had to get this and that from all my medical history.

I was not on any medication.
I tought this is it,no job.
But i told them all and talked to one of the head doctors and got them my papers from the others and they gave me the thumbs up.

Do not give in , talk to other specialists and doctors.Make sure they write down and sign the papers.
Tell them everything and don`t hide anything.
Hope you get what you want kid.
Just don`t accept no for an answer until you have tried it all.

8thidpathfinderpower
12-15-2006, 03:50 AM
wtf? diabetes? what kind of assignment did they have and when were they diagnosed? before, or after enlisting?

Believe it or not, in the combat arms units I served with. I served with the 8id
in germany for 2 tours, the 10th Mtn Div, the 24th Id. Heck, in 2/29 FA in germany, we had alot of people with high blood pressure. And the guys with diabetes, was in the same unit. I was diagnosed with asthma in 1989, after returning from a 2dtour in germany. And during the chest x-ray, they found a media-stynel cyst on my sternum, right above my heart.

I have seen alot of people with asthma while I was stationed at Ft Drum from 1
1989-1992. And, having asthma did not prevent me from doing my job. I still did very good on the PT test, and I did the required road marches in some record times. I even deployed to the operation down in Florida called Andrew.
I was exposed to petrolium vapors and fumes during my first time in germany in 1983. I was on a detail in which we crawled into oil sumps without proper equipment, and cleaned them out with coffee cans and putty knifes.

So, I do not know what the army does now, but I do know what they did back then, and you were allowed to serve with the above named ailments.
What made me so sick while I was at drum, was the a$$ wipes who would fake breathing problems just to fall out of division and birgade runs.

I am now 100% disabled with the VA. And I cannot work because I have to be on oxygen 100% of the time.

JTAR7242
12-15-2006, 03:54 AM
Theres always the French Foreign Legion. If MEPS wants to keep screwing you around, get a hold of the French embassy and ask about the Legion. You'll be better off with 5 years of service with them anyways.I think that's a bit of a stretch. Remember, this was the Air National Guard DQing him, not the Marines.

I have a feeling is he's looking at the ANG, the Foreign Legion is not up his alley.

8thidpathfinderpower
12-15-2006, 03:58 AM
Like one person already mentioned, tell your recruiter everything, and get documentation for all health related issues. Do not hide anything, because if they found out during basic you had a pre-existing condition, and did not reveal it, during your physical, you sure will not get any VA benifits when you get put out.

Don't be discouraged..if you really want to join the military, get your doctor at home to give you a through and through physical, and get his approval to give you a clean bill of health. And then present that to the recruiter, and retake your physical.

And like I said before, there are many more ways to serve your country besides the armed forces. There is the FBI, CIA, US Marshalls, DEA,Border patrol and others. And, make sure you go to college if you cannot join.

loganinkosovo
12-15-2006, 04:07 AM
Sounds like BS to me since they take people who have smoked dope, which shows a previous affinity for being a DumbA$$.

Get the records and see what you can come up with. You may want to run them past a lawyer familiar with the Military system and how it works. With some of the crap I see in the National Guard every day down here you should be able to get in somewhere.


"Remember Ladies....the Army is not in the Business of hiring Psychopaths....Our Business is to make them!"

:)

maloryII
12-15-2006, 05:06 AM
Uh, the first thing your recruiter should have told you before going to MEPS is:

The Army only knows what you tell them

Your medical records are not kept in a single database in any single location. If they asked you "Have you been to counseling?" and you shook your head "No", they won't ask you again. They also won't go check every shrink in your town to see if you've been there.

At MEPS they want you to check every single box "No" on the list of medical issues sheet. If you're silly enough to check a box yes, then you make problems for everyone.

You can probably petition for an enlistment, but this time, keep your mouth shut.

It's not "dishonest." It's "what every person does in order to join the military." ;)

GoNavy
12-15-2006, 05:14 AM
Army woulda let you in no problem...

Airforce, however, like the Navy is trying to drastically cut its personnel. Air Force needs money for its shiny new toys, and the only way to get it without another big military budget increase is to cut people. That means memos have most likely bent sent down the chain of command to the DODMERB people to disqualify people on any little thing they can find.

Ruledbyjames
12-15-2006, 05:35 AM
I had some problems aswell. What you have to do is keep at it and dont back down! Good luck!

dacanadianbomb
12-15-2006, 05:52 AM
Uh, the first thing your recruiter should have told you before going to MEPS is:

The Army only knows what you tell them

Your medical records are not kept in a single database in any single location. If they asked you "Have you been to counseling?" and you shook your head "No", they won't ask you again. They also won't go check every shrink in your town to see if you've been there.

At MEPS they want you to check every single box "No" on the list of medical issues sheet. If you're silly enough to check a box yes, then you make problems for everyone.

You can probably petition for an enlistment, but this time, keep your mouth shut.

It's not "dishonest." It's "what every person does in order to join the military." ;)


Excellent advice !
So when you have a major disfunction of some kind, not only is your well beeing at risk, but your entire teams too!
Good stuff.

Zathras
12-15-2006, 05:54 AM
What kind of Army recruiter these days turns people down? Hasn't he been watching the news?

I couldnt join due to my asthma.

Like Malory said you can lie to get in, but theres a reason why you are not allowed to join if you have a medical condition.

Personally ive never had a asthma attack and I am going to see my Doctor to find out what exactly my problem is.

Count Lippe
12-15-2006, 06:03 AM
So, I do not know what the army does now, but I do know what they did back then, and you were allowed to serve with the above named ailments.


that may have changed now, because they fear claims comming at them from people who got out of the army with messed up health and don't want to get sued...

can anybody tell me if they've seen any diabetics in service for any country out there currently?

ejlee7829
12-15-2006, 06:33 AM
I had to get waivers for a bunch of different things when I went through DODMERBs to get into West Point. They came up with all kinds of crazy things, like that I had flat feet and things like that. I went to a doctor and he was able to write his opinion on the matters. A couple of months later they approved the waiver.

I've never understood the thing with flat feet. Why is it a disqualifying factor?

Mithras
12-15-2006, 09:05 AM
****, ive been under antidepressants for 5 years now and i intend to join the army reserve...any chances that it plays against me? i mean, does the canadian army has the same policy as the americans?

Sucks for you btw, hope you can prove them your point

If you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder of any type and you are still being treated for it the Canadian Military will most likely deny your application.

You should definitely call up your local recruiting center and confirm.

seraosha
12-15-2006, 09:11 AM
Hang in there man, if the medical records back you up, you're good to go.

And this is a good example of what can happen with a large organization that needs to process vast amunts of info...trust me, this won't be the last time something goes south.

As for the info you volunteer at MEPS...
Unless you are a danger to yourself or to others, lie where needed.
Who cares if you smoked a joint back in High School?
Dropped some acid, maybe did some coke.

If you are not an addict, and were just screwing around, it's not a big deal and just lie...trust me, if your moral compass bothers you at that, console yourself with the fact that millions of men and women joining the military service have done the same thing.

So what if you were depressed as a kid...if you aren't going to start crying when doing pushups with a Drill screaming in your face, you'll do fine.

Lying to the MEPS guys is expected, and if someone wants to take issue with it, I cast doubt on their actually ever being in the military, atleast in the past 20 years or so. Hell, 16 year olds were lying to get in on the action in WWII.

Noble713
12-15-2006, 09:25 AM
Im not too thrilled about having my future screwed up because of somebody else's incompetence.

Are you sure you want to join the military then?:)

ShotOver
12-15-2006, 09:26 AM
Are you sure you want to join the military then?:)

Haha, yeah really. Old mate needs to wake up.

Nano
12-15-2006, 09:32 AM
Are you sure you want to join the military then?:)

LMAO!! so true maybe he just does not have time to watch the news these past five years with all the work and time he's put in to try to get in the military.

Nano
12-15-2006, 09:39 AM
Im not too thrilled about having my future screwed up because of somebody else's incompetence.

The military nowadays serves a few different purposes, but one of them is to fix the **** that incompetent leadership has caused in the first place. The position you may be trying to get might not send you directly in harms way, but you contribute in your own way to fixing **** other incompetent people screw up. Otherwise really what point is there in having a miliitary if the world is perfect and all.

mack pl
12-15-2006, 09:45 AM
sad to heard that, mate

tyovan
12-15-2006, 10:23 AM
Luckily my girlfriend is a physician, so if I need an 'outside opinion' I can get one from her. The Foreign Legion is a bit drastic, I'm not interested in that. If I was single, and physically fit, and spoke basic French at least I might give it a thought. But in my present circumstances its a no go.

I pulled a 95 on the ASVAB - everybody else there was getting 50s and 60s. I would have thought with a score like that they would have been bending over backwards to try to get me to enlist. Instead I feel like Im in a circus - with all the hoops Im having to jump through to get in.

Nano
12-15-2006, 10:28 AM
I pulled a 95 on the ASVAB - everybody else there was getting 50s and 60s. I would have thought with a score like that they would have been bending over backwards to try to get me to enlist. Instead I feel like Im in a circus - with all the hoops Im having to jump through to get in.

They probably would take you in the active Marine Corps. or Army with that score or even a very low ASVAB score if you were asking for infantry or going open contract.

Andrew Chalmers
12-15-2006, 10:28 AM
I've never understood the thing with flat feet. Why is it a disqualifying factor?

Before modern orthopedic inserts, surgery, etc... persons with flat feet generally couldn't march as well in standard issue boots with those who have "normal" feet.

tyovan
12-15-2006, 10:30 AM
@ Nano - I dont want to join the active duty forces ;)
But thinks for the advice :)

Nano
12-15-2006, 10:34 AM
@ Nano - I dont want to join the active duty forces ;)
But thinks for the advice :)

LOL! you just proved to me that ASVAB score of yours is no lie. Seems you have some plans set for yourself. Good luck on going through with them.

budgie
12-15-2006, 01:59 PM
I don't accept this outcome, I want in and I'll fight my way in if I have to. Anyone have any advice???

Go for a different service and don't tell them about the alleged 'disorder'. Can they really find out? Will they bother? If it comes back to haunt you in a few years they might send you home but at least you'll have lived the dream for a while. How bad do you want this kiddo?

memphiz
12-15-2006, 03:43 PM
****, ive been under antidepressants for 5 years now and i intend to join the army reserve...any chances that it plays against me? i mean, does the canadian army has the same policy as the americans?

Sucks for you btw, hope you can prove them your point

If you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder of any type and you are still being treated for it the Canadian Military will most likely deny your application.

You should definitely call up your local recruiting center and confirm.
Mithras is right call up your local CFRC, but most likely you'll be denied

maloryII
12-15-2006, 04:06 PM
It does not matter if you "refuse to accept" the outcome. The government is an enormous elephant that never forgets. ;)

You should NOT have admitted to any sort of medical or psychological malaise.

My advice to you would be to contact the office of your local Congressman/woman, Senator, or Representative and explain your dilemma. Regional politicians frequently have a great deal of power over situations like this. You may be able to petition your way into the service. It's been done before and you have the global political climate on your side.

Good luck!

tyovan
12-15-2006, 04:25 PM
Contacting my Senators and Representative is the last option for me - but if thats what it comes down to, thats what I was planning on doing.

Roids
12-15-2006, 05:37 PM
Contacting my Senators and Representative is the last option for me - but if thats what it comes down to, thats what I was planning on doing.

That is exactly what I am doing now. You will probably have to do it also. I just can't believe how the military disqualifies everyone for little things. The only other classmate in my grade who wanted to join was disqualified, and she too has to go through the same thing as I do.

When I got to MEPS, I was able to do all their little exercises and tests. I was one of the people in the best physical shape, I can run fast, hike with a sack well and done thousands of push ups. When I got to the doctor who checked out my back(Waiver) he said I shouldn't have any problems. I even got a letter from my doctor that I have visited throughout the past few years who said I was fine. Yet I got PDQ for slight scoliosis which doesn't even cause me back pain or bad motion.

Than they wonder why we don't have enough enlistments, they literally disqualify 50% of able bodied volunteers.

Roids
12-15-2006, 05:47 PM
What kind of Army recruiter these days turns people down? Hasn't he been watching the news?

They are not army personnel, they are civilians. So they get their paycheck no matter what and probably couldn't give a damn about how many join up.

Noble713
12-15-2006, 06:14 PM
Before modern orthopedic inserts, surgery, etc... persons with flat feet generally couldn't march as well in standard issue boots with those who have "normal" feet.

When I did the DODMERB physical for West Point (before I decided to go elsewhere) they graded me as having Level 3 (the worst level) flat feet and I needed a waiver. I've never had special inserts or surgery and I can do road marches just fine. I almost never get blisters or anything.

Maybe I'm the exception rather than the norm though...

GuLfCoAStKilla1
12-15-2006, 06:58 PM
I wanna enlist in the Marines my senior year of high school, aka next year, will they turn me down if I had asthma as a baby or as a young child. All i have now is allergies.

maloryII
12-15-2006, 07:17 PM
I wanna enlist in the Marines my senior year of high school, aka next year, will they turn me down if I had asthma as a baby or as a young child. All i have now is allergies.

I would never condone lying to the military. Concealing an illness is against the law and they make sure you know that.

If you tell them you had asthma you will most likely be disqualified be service.

At the same time, they will not go looking for your medical records or anything. So if you keep your mouth shut you'll be fine. p-)

Remember, they have no way of finding anything out about your medical history unless you offer it. Medical records are entirely secret and not even the government has unilateral access to them.

Cipher
12-15-2006, 07:59 PM
Well, as some of you know I've been dealing with the recruiter and MEPS for the past few months. I've been hoping to join the Air National Guard. I admitted on the medical history form to being in counseling - when my parents got divorced ten years ago. MEPS wanted to see my medical records, so I signed a release statement and released them to the recruiter who faxed them to MEPS.

Word came back from MEPS today - I'm permanently disqualified for military service because of adjustment disorder that has been treated with medication. I was never medicated EVER, so I dont understand why that was what disqualified me. I called my mum and she confirmed I was never, ever medicated for any psychiatric or emotional problem. The recruiter is mailing me the records. I'm going to review them (all 50 pages) line-by-line and find out what is says about medication since I was never medicated.

If the records say nothing about medication, I'm going to call the recruiter and ask how I can appeal this. I'd ask for another doctor to review them or if we could do anything else. If things go through after the review and my records have no mention of medication I plan on filing a formal complaint against the doctor that disqualified me.

I don't accept this outcome, I want in and I'll fight my way in if I have to. Anyone have any advice???
You should have never told them about your medical history. The 'doctors' at MEPS are, well, *******s.

tyovan
12-15-2006, 11:26 PM
The 'doctors' at MEPS are, well, *******s.

Yup, thats the impression I get. There were two doctors at the MEPS. One was old and half blind and half dead. Everybody passed him. The second was about 50 and was an ******* - he gave poor directions for the tests and then would disqualify people.

I have a feeling the ******* doctor was the one there who reviewed my records. He's an OB/GYN - what does he know about psychiatric stuff? Him evaluating psychiatric stuff would be like my girlfriend having problems with her ****** and going to a psychiatrist for help with it instead of to an OB/GYN.

If my records show no medication, and the second doctor at MEPS passes me, I'll be filing a formal complaint against the first doctor. Maybe they'll stop being such *******s if they realize they are not untouchable and there are consequences for ****ty performance.

GuLfCoAStKilla1
12-16-2006, 12:08 AM
I would never condone lying to the military. Concealing an illness is against the law and they make sure you know that.

If you tell them you had asthma you will most likely be disqualified be service.

At the same time, they will not go looking for your medical records or anything. So if you keep your mouth shut you'll be fine. p-)

Remember, they have no way of finding anything out about your medical history unless you offer it. Medical records are entirely secret and not even the government has unilateral access to them.

So when I go to the recruiters office I shouldn't tell them i used to have asthma. What about allergies?

maloryII
12-16-2006, 12:17 AM
So when I go to the recruiters office I shouldn't tell them i used to have asthma. What about allergies?

If you want to enlist in the Marine Corps., don't tell them about anything. No allergies, no asthma, no broken arms or legs. No nothin'.

Tell them you're a saint and they'll believe you. Not 'cause they TRUST you, but because you make their life EASIER.

That's all there is to it. What you want to talk about and what you don't is your choice.

But, like I said, it's illegal to abstain from relevant disclosure. p-)

Zathras
12-16-2006, 06:47 AM
So when I go to the recruiters office I shouldn't tell them i used to have asthma. What about allergies?

i dont know about the us army, but here you have to be free of inhaler use for 4 years before you can join any branch of the armed forces.

why dont you phone them up and ask.

EsoognomEhT
12-18-2006, 07:10 PM
Zat; could be an alergy thing..pets/dust etc

Btw, American recruiters are civvies?! Crazyness!

maloryII
12-19-2006, 12:00 AM
Btw, American recruiters are civvies?! Crazyness!

No, all military recruiters are military personnel. Sometimes there will be civilians working in a recruiting office, and this person may spend a significant amount of time with a recruit, but all official recruiters are military.

EsoognomEhT
12-19-2006, 10:50 AM
Ah good, was slightly worried

tyovan
01-24-2007, 09:40 AM
Met today with the recruiter - I applied for a medical waiver. I'll hear back within a week - I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

MCWARPIG
01-24-2007, 10:32 AM
Keep hounding that recruiter. Basically the MEPS Doc found a way to not have to sign off on your paperwork. He basically is covering his ass so that if you decide to hang yourself during boot camp he won't be liable. National Guard Bureau will review the waiver packet and if the only thing you had was counseling.. then you should be fine. If you got that counselor to publish a release for you or maybe a letter stating they think you are fit for duty, it would be very helpful.

It isn't uncommon for MEPS Docs to pass the buck to cover their liablities. It creates a bunch of paperwork on your end but the get to make the NGB take responsibility. Recruiter should be all over it but some recruiters see this as a too much paperwork and might move on to an easier applicant. Keep on top of this yourself and you should be fine.

Since the waiver is medical in nature, it has to go to the National Guard Bureau. It gets processed through the Adjutant General's office and then forwarded to Washington. Depending on your States waiver authority, this process could take a few months. A good state office should turn that waiver out in about a week. They also should make sure your waiver packet is complete and has a good chance to be granted. If not they should kick it back to the recruiter with recommendations.

Keep me posted and let me know if you run into any hiccups.

Digital Marine
01-24-2007, 11:42 AM
Good luck man! Hope all works out for you!:)

tyovan
04-02-2007, 09:48 PM
I finally heard back from the Air National Guard Readiness Center - I've gotta go get a psychological examination with a psychologist or psychiatrist at my own expense. If the evaluation shows no signs of problems, I should be good to go to enlist (finally!).

Unfortunately I have to wait until 30 May to get an appointment!! :(

Dominique
04-02-2007, 09:52 PM
Good luck. Hopefully things will work out for you.

TacoDelRio
04-02-2007, 09:54 PM
Good luck dude. I wish it wasn't this way. Alot of good men and women are disqualified for bull***** like this each day. :(

Hollis
04-02-2007, 09:58 PM
I am disqualified for military service too.

TacoDelRio
04-02-2007, 09:59 PM
I am disqualified for military service too.

Smartass... p-)