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Old 06-14-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Liberty Meadows
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Hello everyone either tomorrow or on Friday I am going to speak to a recruiter for the US NAVY to see if I would be allowed to enlist.

I am 29 back when I was 21 going on 22 I was let go from the Army National Guard.

I received an entry level separation with an RE-CODE of 3, a Separation code of JGA ( Entry Level Performance and Conduct) and my discharge is characterized as Uncharacterized.

I know that I have to speak to a recruiter himself but before I do I want to try and get some insight if I have a chance or not. If anyone here can give some insight that would be appreciated.

I don't have any delusions of being an officer or having anything special come my way because at this point I really just want to get back in and correct this mistake that I made a few years ago.

Thank you
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Air Force would probably do a waiver for you right now, we're taking a lot of prior service. I'm a recruiting supervisor and I've seen multiple RE Code waivers go through recently... but it depends on a lot of factors behind WHY you didn't make it through. If we think it will happen again, we're not likely to approve it. Example:

1. Didn't make it through basic training because mom died, and you really wanted to be home for your family and the funeral... probably approved, unlikely to happen again.
2. Didn't make it through because you couldn't handle the stress. No extenuating circumstances. Denied. Likely that you just can't handle it, we won't take the chance.
3. Didn't make it through because you failed physical fitness, but you now have documented proof of working with a trainer and increasing your fitness to better than average. Approved because this time you're likely to be successful.
4. Didn't make it through due to fitness, and now you've gained even more weight and haven't done anything to prepare. Denied- you are likely to fail again.


See what I mean?
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Liberty Meadows
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Originally Posted by dmarie123 View Post
The Air Force would probably do a waiver for you right now, we're taking a lot of prior service. I'm a recruiting supervisor and I've seen multiple RE Code waivers go through recently... but it depends on a lot of factors behind WHY you didn't make it through. If we think it will happen again, we're not likely to approve it. Example:

1. Didn't make it through basic training because mom died, and you really wanted to be home for your family and the funeral... probably approved, unlikely to happen again.
2. Didn't make it through because you couldn't handle the stress. No extenuating circumstances. Denied. Likely that you just can't handle it, we won't take the chance.
3. Didn't make it through because you failed physical fitness, but you now have documented proof of working with a trainer and increasing your fitness to better than average. Approved because this time you're likely to be successful.
4. Didn't make it through due to fitness, and now you've gained even more weight and haven't done anything to prepare. Denied- you are likely to fail again.


See what I mean?
I do
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Liberty Meadows
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Alright well under those circumstances I don't qualify. I don't deny that what I did was my fault and really don't blame them for not wanting to take a chance on someone with a pattern of misconduct.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:16 AM
 
Location: The Commonwealth of Virginia
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Alright well under those circumstances I don't qualify. I don't deny that what I did was my fault and really don't blame them for not wanting to take a chance on someone with a pattern of misconduct.
So...what did you do? What were the circumstances?


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