Foolish mistake made,desperately wants to serve again.
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Asked by: destin4-ga
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05 Dec 2005 17:02 PST
Expires: 22 Dec 2005 15:51 PST
Question ID: 601915
I have a question concerning reentry into the military.In 2000 I was dicharged from the Air Force with a General(Under Honorable Conditions)discharge.I served 7 months on active duty,graduating from basic training and tech school with a flawless record.When I came home on leave after graduation,I decided to stay home and not report to my next duty station.The reason I made that decision was because I was lied to about my asvab score(I was told I scored a 51 instead of the 67 which was my true score)which would have qualified me for more jobs instead of the one I was given which I did not want at the time.I was awol for a total of eleven days,five of which were spent in the county jail because I was pulled over and charged with a DWI.I was flown back to my prior duty station and stayed there about 1 month before I was discharged.My Lt. Col. actually gave me the option of staying in or getting out.I asked him if it were possible for me to get a different job but he denied me.So I regrettably opted out.I was given a pretty good discharge but my reentry code of 2b will not allow me back in(especially the Air Force)as I understand it.The time I spent in the military I had just turned 21 and I was naive and I made a series of mistakes that I truly regret.I am now 26 and I am more mature and I have a better understanding of responsibility and duty first.I have done quite a bit of research on the subject of reentry and it doesn't seem easy if not possible at all,but I must at least make an attempt.I have spoken with representatives at the American War Library and they informed me to send a letter to the secretary of the branch of service that I want to try to join.I have also asked a recruiter and I was told I have no chance.Maybe the recruiter was telling me the truth or maybe he was blowing me off.Basically I just want to know is there a chance for me to serve my country again and do it the right way this time and if so where do I begin my quest?Thank you for your time and efforts. P.S. in case you were wondering of the disposition of my DWI arrest:it was dropped all the way down to a DWAI and is considered a traffic violation on my record.Thanks again.
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Re: Foolish mistake made,desperately wants to serve again.
From: myoarin-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:27 PST
Here are a couple of sites that may help: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blcode4.htm http://www.army.com/enlist/prior-service-eligible.html https:/.../JAGCNETINTERNET/HOMEPAGES/AC/ARMYLAWYER.NSF/0/4b3a83481a548a4d85256e5b0054d743/$FILE/Article.pdf Here is the form: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/dd0293.pdf Good luck
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