About RE-4 Reenlistment Code...Read First. Page 4
|September 8th, 2009||#31|
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|September 8th, 2009||#32|
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I never had an Article 32 hearing. I actually never went AWOL, but as I said earlier, I would only ask the pertinent questions. My DD-214 is fine. However, the charge sheet filled out by the Commander specifies that I was absent without leave when I wasn't. In addition, he shipped off my DFR packet and a warrant was issued for my arrest, while I was still in AWOL status, though I wasn't AWOL. It's a very frustrating situation, and I knew absolutely nothing at the time. I had to do all of my research afterward and i've just now gotten hold of these records.
I've talked to a JAG, being i'm not enlisted, he didn't listen. The main focus here is not about reenlistment. It is about my DD 214 showing correctly what happened.
However, being that the consensus seems to be to contact JAG, this would indicate that there may indeed be an impropriety of some sort with this issue to add to the list.
In this case you must vist your local VA or Veterans Affairs office and bring all of your documents and explain to them what happened. They will give you a DD Form 149 (application for correction of military record under the provisions of title 10, U.S. code, section 1552) or google a military lawyer, but i would try the first option first.
|September 26th, 2009||#34|
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"You cannot be trusted." ? info
Just because someone gets an re-4 doesn't mean they are crap, it's sometimes means they wouldn't play the kiddie games. I grew up on military bases, old man was a lifer, drill seargent for 7 years. I knew exactly what I was getting into. But I wouldn't snitch out on a fellow jarhead and I didn't really like him all that much, but in my eyes you have to be able to trust those around you and my word is bond!!!
|October 12th, 2009||#35|
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"In the military, a BCD is an Article 32 hearing. That is a military felony. "
If by BCD, you mean Bad conduct Discharge, then you are mistaken. An Article 32 hearing is the equivalent of a Grand Jury under UCMJ. It does not determine guilt and it is certainly not a felony.
Finding of sufficient evidence in a Article 32 hearing leads to one of three types of Court Martial.
Only if found guilty in a general or a special court martial, can you then receive a Bad Conduct Discharge.
For a Dishonorable Discharge it has to be a general court martial.
And even if convicted by a court martial, it is not necessarily the equivalent of a felony. You can face a court martial for any offense trivial to serious, it's the right of a soldier to demand one.
|November 30th, 2009||#36|
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I have a question. Back in June 1997, I was placed on NPQ status from the Naval Reserves due to chronic knee pain in my right knee and was supposed to be reevaluated in December of that year but was honorably discharged in October with an RE-4. I have submitted my paperwork to BCNR along with my page-13 to get it changed to an RE-3 or RE-3P which I think it should have been under regulations. What do any of you think my chances are of getting back in? This week I will also be sending BCNR a letter from my doctor stating that I no longer have the pain which was due to wearing shoes without any support. My unit had wanted me to see a specialist (specifically an orthopedic surgeon) once a month at my own expense and since I wasn't working regularly, I didn't have health insurance and didn't have the $300.00 per office visit that it would have required. I told my unit about this at the time. Again, what are my chances?
|December 1st, 2009||#37|
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Sorry, bro. But, hey! Talk to the recruiters! You never know when one is just looking to sign someone like you, and all they can say is no, right?
|December 2nd, 2009||#38|
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I will speak about this once, and once only.
I was discharged with an OTH/RE-4. Only under certain litigating circumstances surrounding the Discharge will you ever have a chance, hope for a WW before you're let back in.
That said, I will not refute my guilt. I gambled in boot camp, I fought another sailor in Gun School, I lied at Captains Mast about it, I went U/A, smoked marijuana and returned to tell the Master-At-Arms that I wanted a drug test so I could sabotage my career, because I had to have it my way or no way . In retrospect my reasons were trivial and I was too misguided and impatient (product of multiple foster homes and no parents). I ended all of my dreams to lead an awesome life.
But I wll tell you this, you people who bash men like me for my crime as a 19 yr. old are not Special Operation Operatives, you are also like the wannabees. I would have to guess you are probably unfit for some other reason though. Furthermore, some of the acts we were discharged for run rampant in the Armed Services today, and are far worse, and not to mention they were committed by people let in under waivers for the same civilian offenses. Most stateside bases are as loaded with drugs (like Ft. Bragg for instance) than any ghetto in the U.S., Domestic Violence, various counts of violence, multiple DUIs, Disorderly conduct, U/A, Rape, Murder all have been committed by men and women in uniform. As a friend of a special operations member there are accounts of drug use also by these type of men, some will agree, some will empathize and some will criticize, but they're still good men.
Even further, furthermore. If you believe that in the years since my discharge that I haven't regretted every action taken by me and wish I was in uniform right now or daydreaming at my lousy dead-end job about finishing my "A" school and fulfilling my S.E.A.L ambitions and doing what I feel now and then, really was my calling.
For all of you in uniform that will read this, especially for the ones that have seen war, pay attention. You yourself have seen some men you know would not make it and violate the warrior code, who really don't know why they joined, who have not made peace with the idea of dying for our freedom, who thought is was all about the uniform, who can't separate themselves from their pictures, who question war, who are cowards.
I am not them......never was........never will be.
I will pay not with my life, but my foolish pride.
For everyone who serves, Elite or not, Thank You for your sacrifice...I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
P.s. Whewshh! Man I haven't let that story slip in 13 yrs.
Last edited by johndoe; December 2nd, 2009 at 09:39..
|December 2nd, 2009||#39|
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And since everyone asks about an Re-4, let me put it like this. Everyone
has their conspiracy theories and their own reasons and thoughts about it granted, but let me clue you in if you don't already know.
Recruiters have jobs governed by the word "Quota". Quotas are devised by adding the deficit of personnel each prior year. The mentally unfit, the physically unfit, the retirees, the dead, the E.O.Es, prospective expansion of military facilities and so on. Reenlisted personnel are given bonus which is money and it has to come from somewhere, most likely the D.O.D. budget, therefore they will not reenlist prior poor candidates such as the Re-4 code character. I understand you totally guys, I am a prior service Re-4 code "Shitbag" also. Sometimes you have to lose everything in order to appreciate everything though, some of these guys who criticize you will learn that in the long run, because it will happen, just not in their military career, It maybe the woman they love, a daughters rape and murder, a business partner embezzling money and sticking them with the I.R.S. tab, cancer and so on, but something will happen that will put there own misjudgements, misdeeds or just plain bad luck of the draw front and center.
It's only a matter of time before another domestic or foreign attack will force Uncle Sams hand deep in the shitbag and pull out some brilliant, honor hungry soldiers. Until that day don't hold your breath, instead, go to College and turn the negative into a positive....
|December 4th, 2009||#40|
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AZ_ Infantry you have no idea what you are talking about info
You obviously do not know anything about the military legal system or discharges. What is a BCD under honorable conditions? There is no such thing a BCD and A dishonorable are not the same at all. A BCD is basically the same as a misdemeanor because they are basically given during special court martial. A Dishonorable is given only during a General court martial and is the same as a felony.I received a BCD 6 years ago. I am not proud of it but has any employer ever found out?No because it does not come up on background checks.I have had DOJ and FBI background checks it has never come up.I have worked for a government contractor. I hate when people go around saying A BCD is a felony and is the end of your life it is not true.