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Disqualified...really??
Last Post 28 Oct 2016 12:28 AM by m1ashooter. 1 Replies.
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27 Oct 2016 04:19 PM
    our son has been working with a recruiter trying to get into the Coast Guatd.  It has taken some time to get all the medical stuff situated because he indicated on his form that he had once been treated for a back issue.  It was years ago and is resolved but they wanted an MRI and stuff saying it is all good.  Our son is very healthy, he hasn't been to the Dr. In years.  He scored in the 90s on his ASFAB and is really looking forward to being a part of the Coast Guard.  He went to MEPS and they told him it was important to be sure they didn't omit anything at all from his medical history.  He thought really hard and remembered having croup or something as a early teenager, and also said something about mild seasonal allergies.  He never goes to the Dr. For them, just occasionally takes some Zyrtec.  They said his information didn't match what was on his form he filled out before and to go back to the recruiter and fill out a new one.  When he contacted to recruiter he was told it didn't look good, and he would hear back from him soon.  Well he called back to say our son was disqualified!  Saying it was an integrity thing.  Our son is very very honest, if he had integrity issues wouldn't he have just kept what he remembered to himself?  It just doesn't make sense.  Does this mean he can never join the Coast Guard!  Is there nothing that can be done?  If he wants to try to join another branch of the military will this keep him from doing that as well?
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    28 Oct 2016 12:28 AM
    I'm sorry this happened to your son. The USCG is very hard to get into. What one branch might look at and say you are disqualified another might say no problem. Then there is the MEPS equation. MEPS is tough to get through. I believe your sons recruiter is the decision maker. If they say no then I believe its no.
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