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I am a National Guard Recruiting NCOIC, been doing recruiting jobs for the military for over 12 years and am a subject matter expert on qualifications for National Guard and Army ( as we use the same regulation) and I keep up to date on other services regulations as well. In my job, I process questionable applicants and determine eligibility, I process waivers of all types and know the regulations inside and out. I will not sugar coat my answers to you. They are usually short and to the point. If you need more in depth, ask me. Because each situation is different, alot of times you need to actually talk to a recruiter and let them evaluate your situation in person, by looking at your documents, issues etc. If I suggest this, it would be in your best interest to do so. Finally...thank you for your interest in serving this great nation of ours. Very few people can actually make the cut to serve let alone choose to do so. So thank you for wanting to and hopefully you will get a chance. Whatever branch you choose, thank you and good luck.

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18 years Guard experience, combat missions and homeland missions. 12 years recruiting. I have been a platoon sergeant and squad leader. Mentor to new recruiters and recruits.


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2016-01-05 Considering enlistment:

You are borderline, it really comes down to any eye pathology or issues you may still have.    You can try again, but chances are minimal, but worth a look at getting the waiver. Both eyes do not need

2015-11-18 Medical discharge promotion:

No, you cannot be promoted, you are no longer in the military.  Marines who were promoted after they got out were still in the IRR, they just EAS'd and still had to serve their 8 year commitment.    You

2015-08-19 Interest in military officership:

Sean,    When you join the officer corps of the Army, the Army chooses what field you will get based upon your skills, how you do in OCS and the needs of the Army.    Everyone wants intelligence or civil

2015-07-22 RE-3G Code:

An Re3 cannot be changed unless is was incorrect.  An RE3 just says that one had a disqualifying condition at the time of discharge, in your case, hardship.  It does not hurt you  at all.  If your dd214

2015-06-24 HELP PLEASE!!!!!:

Not no way, not no how.  RE4's cannot never be allowed in the Guard, and there is pretty much nothing you can do about it, no matter what he is like now.    Been doing this a long time, not even worth


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