What looks really really good on an Military application ? Is the anyway to get juvenile offenses reduced if not taken off entirely ? And medical history if you where not saying i was or wasn’t, how would i know right, misdiagnosed with a mental illness how could you get that changed ? I heard you can’t get it taken off but maybe show that it was in fact a misdiagnosis? If anyone can help with any of these I would be very very very thankful .
By dreamer123 -09-13 04:54:58
SSG Clements: As an Army recruiter, moral waivers can be approved. It just depends on how much and what exactly you did as a juvenile. As far as medical history, get pointers from guys / gals that have been in a while.
Dan Quayle in a skirt: They’ll waiver almost anything to get warm bodies willing to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. Call a recruiter on the phone and tell him/her your situation and he’ll give you the dope. If your planning on going in the Army call a Army or navy recruiter in a couple of towns away.
Ask the questions your asking here, take whatever suggestions he makes. (You can always go get a reevaluation on your mental condition). And juvenile offense should be closed when you 18 anyway. If they say they can’t help you you call anonymously so you can try working on a few thing on your own before trying again.
h-mass: It’s been my experience that there’s damn near a waiver for anything. Non-correctable eyesight and color blindess leap to mind as exceptions. I’ll defer to the pro recruiter on the other issues as I’ve been retired 7 years. That said, I am not so sure of a juvy record, but I’m thinking even that, high enough up the food chain, can be remedied, short of mass-murder.
desertviking_00: The latest figures for medical waivers in the case of non-psychotic mental health conditions are from 2005. First are the percentages of waivers granted in that year for all medical conditions:
Marine Corps: 66 %
Air Force: 50%
Next are those specifically granted for non-psychotic mental health conditions. The are listed by number requested and number granted:
Army: 358 requested. 114 approved.
Navy: 42 requested. 18 approved
Marine Corps: 181 requested. 105 approved.
Air Force: 20 requested. 10 approved.
Good luck trying to “game” the system. I advise you to be truthful when you fill out item #10 on your Report of Medical History and don’t withhold anything.