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


I joined the USMC when I was still in high school. I disclosed to my recruiter a childhood history of asthma. He told me not to put it on my papers as it might eliminate me. My fault, I listened and did not put it on the paperwork. 22 days into boot camp, I got sick, pnemonia, they did chest xrays and noriced previous issues/asthma. I was discharged. DD214 is a JDA1 Separation code and RE-3P Reentry Code. Charater of Service UNCHARACTERIZED but unfortunately 28. Narative Reason for separation FRAUDULENT ENTRY INTO MILITARY SERVICE. I am trying to obtain a position in Law Enforcement and am very concerned about having to disclose those. Other questions/threads etc. have said I was never a member of the military because I never completed boot camp so I have "no military history". Do you know which is the case as if I "have a military history" as I have a dd214, I need to disclose. If due to never completing boot camp do not, then that is how I would proceed but the honest route is what I am looking for. If I must disclose, how would you suggest I word a fraudulent entry on a LE application? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Yes, you need to be honest, but only up to a certain point.  You don't want to hurt your chances at a civilian Law Enforcement job.  You should say yes, you tried to join but never completed boot camp due to medical reasons.  If anyone wants to know more they can ask you.  Everyone knows the military is very strict about medical problems, so I doubt that they'll ask you.
Sorry for the delay, I've been gone.
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