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Recruiting question - been DQ'd
Last Post 26 Oct 2019 06:54 PM by CCCSD. 1 Replies.
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26 Oct 2019 06:26 PM
    I was just informed by a terse email from my recruiter that MEPS has DQ'd me because they found a reference in the hospital records that I submitted of a statement from my mother that I had been diagnosed 7-8 years ago with ADHD, and I did not disclose it.

    I am not aware that I was ever diagnosed as such, but I was misbehaving in school. So I did not disclose this because I was not aware of any ADHD diagnosis. Being honest here, at the time I felt abandoned because my father lost his job locally and had to work away from home for long periods, and then he and my mother were getting divorced.  As a child, I rebelled and acted out. Not proud of the way I behaved, but I was 12-13 at the time. Testosterone and stupidity, I guess.

    My mother after talking with one of her friends, apparently thought that I was suffering from ADHD and my guess is that she talked a Dr. (not my primary physician) into prescribing meds for me, which I took for a couple of months.   My primary physician at the time took me off of them years ago.

    Do I have any shot at an appeal?   If so, what steps should I take?  I was thinking about getting tested to verify that I do not have the condition.  My recruiter is very abrupt and closed (he is in Miami, and I think must be crazy busy), so I do not feel that he could offer any positive insight, so I am turning to this remarkable group for thoughts.  I absolutely did not intentionally misrepresent or hide any info, at 13, I answered as truthfully as my knowledge and awareness allowed.   I sincerely want to serve in the Coast Guard, and this has just crushed me.  Thank you for any thoughts and suggestions. .
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    26 Oct 2019 06:54 PM
    You were diagnosed with ADHD. You were prescribed and took medication. This was after your 13th birthday. You were DQ’d because you didn’t meet standards.

    Your personal beliefs have nothing to do with it.
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