Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/OTH

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I was just NJPd for DUI and being put for AdSep with a possible OTH. I have 16 years of Honorable service. Everyone keeps telling me "well you had several Honorable Discharges so you'll be good. What does that even mean. What are my chance to go to another service and finish out may even National Guard. I am fighting for a General Under Honorable Conditions with letters of character and such.

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Sorry for the delay in answering!

No chance to trade services with an OTH.  Guard is possible but don't count on it.  With as much time as you have it is highly unlikely you'll be able to reenlist into another branch on active duty, even with a 'good' discharge, as quite likely you are at max service limitations.  General under honorable will possibly enable you to get into the Guard..I'd talk to a Guard recruiter, they would be the expert on that one at this point.

Sorry can't be of more assistance, but with the way things are nowadays, your situation does not look good.

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Questions relating to US Marine Corps; rank, awards, uniforms, career choices. I can also help people spot and expose fakes (people pretending to be Marines or have awards they didn`t earn). Considering the Marines as a career? Or another branch, like the Air National Guard? Drop me a line. HOWever..know that I am NOT a recruiter. I can offer my expert opinion and advice, but can't (and won't) over rule what a recruiter says, they are the 'on duty' expert.

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Infantry Rifleman, MOS 0311: 3 years. Marine Barracks Security (Marine Barracks, Annapolis, Maryland(not Embassy Duty): 3 years. Parachutist: MOS 9962: Got my wings in August of 1984. Intelligence Specialist: MOS 0231 10 years working as an Intelligence Analyst with a Fixed Wing Fighter Squadron, Force Service Support Group, and at Headquarters, Marine Corps. Field Radio Operator: MOS 2531. Served as a Platoon Sergeant in a Communications Platoon assigned to MEU Service Support Group 24 (Special Operations Capable). Did a hitch in the Army reserves as an 11B (Infantryman), 3 years. Finished out my career in the Air National Guard as a BioEnvironmental Engineer MOS 4B3X1, did that for a few years. I"ve been collecting and selling Marine Corps and other military uniforms, medals, and field gear since I was 8 years old.

Organizations
United States Marine Corps Logistical Company.

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I was an Editorial writer for Marine Corps Times from 1998-2000.

Education/Credentials
Extensive library of research materials relating to uniforms, medals, and equipment of the military and the Marine Corps. 22 College credits, Community College of the Air Force. Certified Historical Interpreter.

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Kosovo Campaign Medal w/1 star Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 4 stars. Numerous other unit awards. I was on duty on 9/11 at HQMC, near the Pentagon, and responded to that location to try and lend a hand if needed...

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United States Marine Corps Historical Company, Guardian Security and Investigations, lead Investigator for 'Stolen Valor' cases.

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