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Old 10-22-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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Hey guys. I did 6 years active duty as Navy. My fourth year in I went to the doctor once and got diagnosed with eczema. Gave me some cream, it healed and that was that. 2 years later I finished my contract and separated honorably with a re-enlistment code RE-R1.

Fast forward a couple years and I want to join the Reserves. What do you guys think my chances are of a waiver for the eczema being prior service and being able to show it didnít affect my readiness? Iíve already deployed and received my smallpox shot. I also have a memo from the navy doctor who diagnosed me on active duty saying it was a one time thing that healed and never affected me and that at the time of my separation I was 100% fit for duty.

Itís a real bummer if I canít get back in because of this. If I hadnít gotten out Iíd still be in.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Hey guys. I did 6 years active duty as Navy. My fourth year in I went to the doctor once and got diagnosed with eczema. Gave me some cream, it healed and that was that. 2 years later I finished my contract and separated honorably with a re-enlistment code RE-R1.

Fast forward a couple years and I want to join the Reserves. What do you guys think my chances are of a waiver for the eczema being prior service and being able to show it didnít affect my readiness? Iíve already deployed and received my smallpox shot. I also have a memo from the navy doctor who diagnosed me on active duty saying it was a one time thing that healed and never affected me and that at the time of my separation I was 100% fit for duty.

Itís a real bummer if I canít get back in because of this. If I hadnít gotten out Iíd still be in.
Those re-enlistment codes have been changed over the years and some are misleading. You might want to go see a recruiter...

From https://www.navycs.com/military-re-codes.html

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The Navy Reenlistment Code Definitions

RE-R1
Recommended for preferred reenlistment.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hey guys. I did 6 years active duty as Navy. My fourth year in I went to the doctor once and got diagnosed with eczema. Gave me some cream, it healed and that was that. 2 years later I finished my contract and separated honorably with a re-enlistment code RE-R1.

Fast forward a couple years and I want to join the Reserves. What do you guys think my chances are of a waiver for the eczema being prior service and being able to show it didnít affect my readiness? Iíve already deployed and received my smallpox shot. I also have a memo from the navy doctor who diagnosed me on active duty saying it was a one time thing that healed and never affected me and that at the time of my separation I was 100% fit for duty.

Itís a real bummer if I canít get back in because of this. If I hadnít gotten out Iíd still be in.
MEPS treats you the exact same as a kid off the street. They give zero hoots that you're prior service. Your best bet is to try to show it was not eczema. Smallpox shots are only valid for 10 years, so the fact that you had one may not allay all fears about future eczema outbreaks making you unable to receive the shot or deploy.

Eczema is NOT a 1 time thing. It's an autoimmune condition. A rash can be a one time thing. Eczema is a chronic condition. You likely don't have eczema. See a dermatologist and get some documentation to help you.
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