Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/RE-3g waiver

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I'm not sure if you are the person to ask and i apologize if you aren't, but i've been trying to find out information about getting a waiver for a RE-3G code from the USN. I was discharged 14Mar14 and at the time there was just so much in my life that i let things get to me and they discharged me with failure to adapt with minor anxiety and depression. I was on meds for about a month before i told them i did not like them and that i rather not be on them. Since being discharged ive lived on my own had no problems mentally and have not been on any medicine nor have i had to see a doctor. Sorry for rambling just trying to make sure you have any information you may need to be able to best answer, anyway, question is...how hard(if possible) would it be to get a waiver to get back in to the Navy? I want to go back into the same rate and im willing to go back through boot camp if need be. Oh i was discharged in my A-school where during it i was top of class until they kicked me back to Barracks Support. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Bri

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Trying to get a waiver for failure to adapt is very hard to do, and most recruiters will not take the time to work with you unless you have all your paperwork relating to your discharge.  However, you had anxiety and depression, and your discharge paperwork would have record of that, those issues are usually not waived except under rare circumstances by any branch of the military.

You can speak to a recruiter to see if anything is possible, but don't get your hopes up.

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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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