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Old 02-20-2018, 03:30 AM
 
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Hi, plan talking to recruiters from the Army and Air Force next Monday. Planning either enlisted or Officer for the Air Force or Officer for the Army. See what happens.

Just quick question if things start to move forward should I mention to the recruiter about 5 to 6 years ago for 7 to 8 month's took psych meds. I don't even know how I can obtain the records can't even recall who the Doctor was. Never had any issues since then. Outside of that no other medical history or issues.

Appreciate the feedback.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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What is your degree in? OCS is very competitive.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hi, plan talking to recruiters from the Army and Air Force next Monday. Planning either enlisted or Officer for the Air Force or Officer for the Army. See what happens.

Just quick question if things start to move forward should I mention to the recruiter about 5 to 6 years ago for 7 to 8 month's took psych meds. I don't even know how I can obtain the records can't even recall who the Doctor was. Never had any issues since then. Outside of that no other medical history or issues.

Appreciate the feedback.
Yes. Psych medications are a DQ (but can get it approved/waivered) so you will NEED the medical records. If you can't get them, you'll need to get a letter that they're not available. You can check with your parents or insurance to help remember the doctor's office.

If you don't disclose them, they will interview people during your security clearance. They interview family and friends. THEY WILL ASK if you ever sought any mental health treatment. If anyone knows, it's going to come up in the security investigation and you'll be denied a clearance for hiding it. This question will be asked to you REPEATEDLY on medical and security forms. Lying is always a terrible option.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Yes. Psych medications are a DQ (but can get it approved/waivered) so you will NEED the medical records. If you can't get them, you'll need to get a letter that they're not available. You can check with your parents or insurance to help remember the doctor's office.

If you don't disclose them, they will interview people during your security clearance. They interview family and friends. THEY WILL ASK if you ever sought any mental health treatment. If anyone knows, it's going to come up in the security investigation and you'll be denied a clearance for hiding it. This question will be asked to you REPEATEDLY on medical and security forms. Lying is always a terrible option.
Kind of was thinking along that lines don't want a DD. I be open to enlisted in the Airforce over Officer. Surprisingly not a drastic cut in pay if you include housing. Actually might be more ha. I am trying to go back to school to be a nurse and eventually get my APRN in Psych. From what I heard Air Force is big on mental health services.

My current degree is Justice and Law Administration with a low GPA, 2.7. Have 8 years of healthcare experience for emergency services, operating/anesthesia, and psych.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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My current degree is Justice and Law Administration with a low GPA, 2.7. Have 8 years of healthcare experience for emergency services, operating/anesthesia, and psych.
Sounds like Air Police if you decide Air Force. Seems as though my nephew's degree was in Justice and Law when he was in the Air Force. He is now with the FBI and about ready to retire.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Kind of was thinking along that lines don't want a DD. I be open to enlisted in the Airforce over Officer. Surprisingly not a drastic cut in pay if you include housing. Actually might be more ha. I am trying to go back to school to be a nurse and eventually get my APRN in Psych. From what I heard Air Force is big on mental health services.

My current degree is Justice and Law Administration with a low GPA, 2.7. Have 8 years of healthcare experience for emergency services, operating/anesthesia, and psych.
No offense but you're not going to get a commission with a degree in justice and law administration with a 2.7 GPA. It is much more competitive than that.

I'd prepare yourself for looking at the enlisted ranks.

Also, how do you have healthcare experience for"emergency services, operating/anesthesia, and psych" without being a nurse or MD? Or do you mean you are in administration for a facility that offers those services?
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:24 AM
 
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No offense but you're not going to get a commission with a degree in justice and law administration with a 2.7 GPA. It is much more competitive than that.

I'd prepare yourself for looking at the enlisted ranks.

Also, how do you have healthcare experience for"emergency services, operating/anesthesia, and psych" without being a nurse or MD? Or do you mean you are in administration for a facility that offers those services?
No I figured GPA my was poop on a stick. Nursing support job's: Emergency Mecical Responder, Anesthesia Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Youth/Night Counselor, and Psychiatric Technician.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Kind of was thinking along that lines don't want a DD. I be open to enlisted in the Airforce over Officer. Surprisingly not a drastic cut in pay if you include housing. Actually might be more ha. I am trying to go back to school to be a nurse and eventually get my APRN in Psych. From what I heard Air Force is big on mental health services.

My current degree is Justice and Law Administration with a low GPA, 2.7. Have 8 years of healthcare experience for emergency services, operating/anesthesia, and psych.
Sorry, that GPA does not qualify you to even apply for officer training unless you apply to be a pilot, and that is not even remotely a major we need. You're only option for Air Force will be enlistment. You can later apply for NECP if you raise your GPA considerably.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Sorry, that GPA does not qualify you to even apply for officer training unless you apply to be a pilot, and that is not even remotely a major we need. You're only option for Air Force will be enlistment. You can later apply for NECP if you raise your GPA considerably.
With that major and GPA, I don't think he would be looked at competitively for Army OCS. It's become quite competitive these past few years with them leaning towards STEM degrees.
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