Should my son still try?
Last Post 18 Mar 2019 02:45 PM by
. 3 Replies.
18 Mar 2019 11:54 AM
My son is trying to enlist and was just turned down based on an event during his freshman year in college. Typical freshman went out and drank to much, said " I'm just gonna walk into traffic" ended up being sent to a treatment facility where he was found to be fine and was released. Went to therapy and was told he was OK and did not require any further treatment, follow up or medication. I know this is a bad deal, but it was a one time major mistake that is haunting him. Is there any recourse within the CG to allow for stupid freshman mistakes?
Moderator / Trusted Member
18 Mar 2019 01:36 PM
Was he at a facility that he was an inpatient? Likely there isn't much that can be done.
Sector NY, Staten Island
18 Mar 2019 02:13 PM
Only for evaluation. Was given a clean bill of health by the facility as well as his counselor that he saw directly afterwards. Really bad 30 second decision in his life four years ago.....He has been a good student since, involved in the community and has not been in trouble before or since.
Resserve Chief/Trusted Member
18 Mar 2019 02:45 PM
Chapter 29, subsection "u" of the Medical Standards for Enlistment Manual is pretty clear "prior psychiatric hospitalization for any cause."
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