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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Read the article. Get a clue.
I've read the entire article unlike you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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There is no such thing. If he disabilitied out he would be allowed to retire.
The article says that it's going to take 8 months to get his disability adjudicated. He's in limbo right now--that's the problem.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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The article says that it's going to take 8 months to get his disablity adjudicated. He's in limbo right now--that's the problem.
So he shouldn't have left the service then. He should have stayed in until any such adjudication process was finished, and he would have then been retired with benefits and pension... even without the full 20 years.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I've read the entire article unlike you.
Clueless and reading comprehension challenged?

That's no way to got though life, son.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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So he shouldn't have left the service then. He should have stayed in until any such adjudication process was finished, and he would have then been retired with benefits and pension... even without the full 20 years.
I understand that, so that's the real question. If he left because of mental health issues it would make more sense to walk away and refuse to join the reserves, etc. but we don't know if that was the issue based on the information available. I have a friend whose mid twenties ex Marine son is waking up in his room at home screaming every night, so I have more than a little sympathy for what some of these guys have gone through. He may have been unable to continue with work, but the process for benefits hasn't caught up with him yet.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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There are points where an indivual is not allowed to reenlist because he has not reached a rank in the specified time period. If you are an E-5, you cannot reenlist past 15 years. An E-4 cant get past 13 years.

There are other points where an individual is forced out for non-medical reasons. Anyone who is discharged for medical reason has coverage.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I understand that, so that's the real question.
What "question?" What happened here is no mystery. He made a particularly bad choice and now is suffering the consequences.

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If he left because of mental health issues it would make more sense to walk away and refuse to join the reserves, etc. but we don't know if that was the issue based on the information available.
He didn't have to walk away at all. He could have stayed on active duty with a nice cushy desk job stateside.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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There are points where an indivual is not allowed to reenlist because he has not reached a rank in the specified time period. If you are an E-5, you cannot reenlist past 15 years. An E-4 cant get past 13 years.
I can pretty much assure you that nobody in Seal Team 6 has ever had that problem.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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He should get a fake SS and say he is an illegal and he will get everything paid!
Personal experience speaking here?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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I reread the article, and it says it's going to take 8 months to get his disability claims adjudicated. Sounds like he left because he's disabled (PTSD or physical?). It's not clear whether he was forced out or if he quit.
There was this bit, too:
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The government does provide 180 days of transitional health-care benefits, but the Shooter is eligible only if he agrees to remain on active duty "in a support role," or become a reservist. Either way, his life would not be his own.
We can easily agree that it shouldn't take 8 months - bureaucracies suck. But it does sound as if the guy had some options he chose not to go for. Seems like military units would have fistfights to have him as an instructor, but if he simply wants out of the military before the stint is up, well...
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