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

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Hello,

I was discharged back in Feb 2012 in the USAF. It's been some time since then but I have this urge to go back. I just don't know if I can.

My separation code is JDA and my reentry code is 2C

I talked to an army recruiter who says that he has to do is give me a waiver and I can get in the army. I know I can't get back into the Marines or Navy, but what about the AF or maybe the CG?

Thank you for your time.

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JDA is fraudulent entry, which means that you lied or withheld information about yourself when you last joined.  It is waivable on itself, but it depends on what the reason behind the JDA code was.  Maybe what you left out makes you ineligible to join.

What was the reason behind the discharge, that is what can tell me whether you can join again or not.

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I am a National Guard Recruiting NCOIC, been doing recruiting jobs for the military for over 12 years and am a subject matter expert on qualifications for National Guard and Army ( as we use the same regulation) and I keep up to date on other services regulations as well. In my job, I process questionable applicants and determine eligibility, I process waivers of all types and know the regulations inside and out. I will not sugar coat my answers to you. They are usually short and to the point. If you need more in depth, ask me. Because each situation is different, alot of times you need to actually talk to a recruiter and let them evaluate your situation in person, by looking at your documents, issues etc. If I suggest this, it would be in your best interest to do so. Finally...thank you for your interest in serving this great nation of ours. Very few people can actually make the cut to serve let alone choose to do so. So thank you for wanting to and hopefully you will get a chance. Whatever branch you choose, thank you and good luck.

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18 years Guard experience, combat missions and homeland missions. 12 years recruiting. I have been a platoon sergeant and squad leader. Mentor to new recruiters and recruits.

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Recruiters course and advanced courses in recruiting

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