The Army's Calling II  

want2makeUlaugh 42M
9 posts
5/17/2006 9:46 am

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The Army's Calling II

I really appreciate everyone’s advice and support; thank you very much. This morning I met with my attorney, we went over my discharge papers and related documentation. He has had several cases similar to mine the last couple of years and has acquired successful outcomes for most of those clients.

Something I did not know: Part of the Patriot Act extended all non-expired Inactive Reserve Terms by 5 years! I bet most of the members of congress never even read the bill before they voted for it in the aftermath of 9/11.

I’m healthy now, so passing the PFT is not an issue. They’ve significantly eased the regulations since I first joined up. M.D.s are wary of writing NFA letters, because of the recent crack down on physicians “doctoring” Active Duty personnel medical histories by the D.O.J. in conjunction with the D.O.D. Besides; because the cancer is gone and I’ve been in remission for as long as I have, the regs don’t exclude me health wise.

My OTH discharge is not a factor according to my attorney. The Army will simply amend my MSR, thus negating my current DD214. As far as filing for Severe Hardship Status…My attorney told me I had a better shot at winning the lottery than being granted an exception.

My ex has custody of our daughter, so I can’t use that. And out of principle I’m not going to use the sexual orientation card, it would just condone the continued discrimination.

BUT THERE IS HOPE!

My “Anger Issues” will ALWAYS remain on my MSR, they can not amend the medical history or psychological eval. The lawyer thinks, because of my mental health history, l have a decent shot of avoiding the Re-UP. Now let’s just keep our fingers crossed!

Thanks again for the comments here and the emails, it was great this morning when I saw them all. Lifted my spirits. Thank you.


rm_WisHDcpl4fun 50M/47F
2 posts
5/17/2006 8:26 pm

My first husband was with the 75th Ranger Regiment during Operation Just Cause and I myself am an Army brat and served 2 1/2 years. Was given a medical discharge. The only thing I can say knowing what I do is I am very sorry and extremely disappointed in our government for extending it IRR by 5 years.

One would think that maybe you have given enough. Knowing what I do about the Rangers, I would say you have given all you can and should. Maybe if they had spent years reducing the size of our military this wouldn't be an issue. After all there is a reason why we became the world's power, right?

I will keep my fingers crossed for you as that seems to be all I can do at this time.

Michelle


want2makeUlaugh 42M

5/22/2006 8:02 am

Thanks WisHD, I appreciate your support. Would you mind telling me who your first husband was, which company was he in and where he was stationed last? Don't worry if you are uncomfortable doing so. I am sure you are aware that even though there are over 2500 active duty Rangers we are a pretty tight community. It is more likely than not that I knew your first husband. Thanks


123hubbywife 39M/38F

6/11/2006 7:39 pm

so I see you responded to my blog... I have a thing for talls guys who like to have a good time.. I would like to chat more..
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