Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/RE-3G Code


I was in the USN for 13 months, from 1999-2000 before I was honorable discharge, with this separation code.  I had some martial issues at home, when I requested a hardship discharge.  After meeting with Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, I was given the RE-3G code.  How can I get this code removed or upgraded? I feel that this code has damaged my future government career opportunities.  Thank you for your help.

An Re3 cannot be changed unless is was incorrect.  An RE3 just says that one had a disqualifying condition at the time of discharge, in your case, hardship.  It does not hurt you  at all.  If your dd214 says anything but Honorable, that can be upgraded.  That is what matters.

You are fine.

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

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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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