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We just got a call from our son who is at Great Lakes bootccamp that he is being separated.  We are so confused and upset.  He was training almost 9 months before he entered in the special EOD and understood that his security clearance was cleared, checked and confirmed a couple of times since he did have a few minor stuff during his high school years.  My husband and I are both military veterans and were so happy that at 22, he was finally making a life changing choice.  He stated as little as we could understand that "he is in trouble with something with security clearance and they now are separting him and said he has a "personality disorder"  Now as I research, this seems to be the trend being imposed on our Veterans too.  So wrong
What can we do, he is now so sad and they are holding him until they  release him in their time.  Can he renter if he chose this route or is it final  Why can they not just ELS him?  Please advise.

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Holly,
It is possible for him to reenter, but there is usually a waiting period.  The amount of wait will depend upon the seriousness of his problem.  It is even possible they may ban him from reentering.  It all depends upon what they found on him.  Whatever they say is final.
Col H

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All military questions, any Service. 30 years experience & two Ph.D.'s. 4 times Base Commander. Worked with Army, Navy, USMC, USCG and several foreign military units. Veteran of Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and 10 civil wars in Africa.

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Air Force Colonel with 30 years experience. Air Force Base Commander 4 times. Highly decorated.

Organizations
Org of Am Historians, Wild West History Assoc., Disabled American Veterans - Life Member, Am Motorcyclist Assoc. - Life Member, North Am Hunt Club - Life Member, NWTF - Life Member

Publications
Numerous book reviews published in the Journal of American History. Two books submitted for publication. Co-Author of two more. Eisenhower memorial Library (interview with U.S. Presidential chaffeur

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in military history, Columbus University (Summa Cum Laude) Ph.D. in history, London, England (Summa Cum Laude) Master of Arts degree in history, Marshall University, WV Bachelors degree, double-major in history and mathematics, Salem College, WV Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

Awards and Honors
Legion of Merit, Defense MSM, 5 Meritous Service Medals,Joint Commendation Medal AF Commendation Medal Army Commendation Joint Achievement Medal AF Achievement Medal Outstanding Volunteer Medal Total of 33 Medals and 43 Ribbons

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