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    I submitted my current situation yesterday and got one reply. I thanked him for his assistance, but am open to all and everyone who can help me. Here is my situation as it stands.
    I am seeking assistance from anyone that could help me enlist in the active army again. I have had several unsucessful attempts at joining other branches to include the Air National Guard, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserves, and Army National Guard. Not all services actually worked with me to the point of sending me to MEPS with the exception of the Naval Reserves and Active Army. Here is my case and please bear with me as my case is typically known as a CF and it has been a long process. I was discharged honorably from the military on 8 Feb 2005 due to back problems which stemmed from an injury incurred during physical training. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease and was discharged with a severance. This occurred over 4 years ago and since then; I have not had any back pain whatsoever. I was even cleared for military duty by a civilian doctor.
    My situation is that since my discharge, I have been trying to re-enter the military be it thru active duty, reserves, or the National Guard. My first attempt was thru the Naval Reserves. This happened two years ago at the recruiting office in San Antonio. I was sent to a consultant who did not even look at me but simply read the medical records obtained by the Army. With these records, I myself would not let me back in and we are speaking about the Navy. I was denied entry in the Naval Reserves because of my prior medical condition. The recruiter stated that if I could obtain a second opinion by a civilian doctor clearing me for military duty, they would let me enlist. Needless to say, I did not have health insurance at the time and VA physicals are not given just because. The entry denial went into my medical records where it stayed until almost two years later, I tried to enlist back into the active Army.
    The Navy physical was still good so the army combined the 40 year and over physical with the ?duck walk ?physical and it was sent to MEPS. The Chief Medical Officer at MEPS wrote that he recommended a waiver for me to gain entrance back into the Army. The finished medical packet was sent to the final approving authority which read the overall medical packet to include the Navy?s denial and therefore denied me entrance in the active Army. I explained to the recruiter what had happened and he asked his recruiting commander to re-submit my packet along with the above explanation. After it was all said and done, my two year limit on a military physical expired. The recruiter asked me if I want it start the MEPS process again to which I stated that there was no need.
    This is where I find myself today. Actually, last week I spoke to a National Guard recruiter who is currently trying to make sense of this whole process. I feel that the end result will be another denial. I was even told to wait until the fiscal year begins again to re-apply. My job as a Career Advisor is to advise young men and women who have graduated from Gary Job Corp into a career whether it is the military, college, or full and part time employment. Being prior service, I always ask them if they are interested in the military because of the great things it has done for me and the experience I have gained from serving is second to none. Being a former soldier, the Active Army is the first branch I gear them towards.I want to serve again whether in the reserves, guard, or active duty. Money is not the issue because I happen to have a great job. I don?t need the college money because I already have a degree. I simply want to give back to a country that has given me so much. I was born in Mexico, but the United States is all I know. I deeply believe in service to others and all I am asking for is an opportunity to do so again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Why are you working with a NG Recruiter if you want active duty? I am an actuve duty recruiter in houston, tx...let me get back to work on monday and see what i can do, whats ur asvab score? Law violations? Height and weight?

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    Thank you for the reply. I have family in Houston. I began with the Active Army, but after the MEPS physical (the Navy and the Army's 40 and over physical combined) last month expired after two years, I sought out to join the National Guard. My ASVAB score was or rather GT score is 107 taken back in 1989 when I began as a National Guardsman then left for active duty. The score has remained the same. My MOS was 63B20, which is what I wanted to do again and then become a Warrant Officer. After I raise my GT to 110, of course.I obtained my BS last year and have taken a break from my MBA classes. I will send you a PM with my information. Thank you for the assistance.
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    Just an update...My waiver finally went thru and I will be meeting with a Career or Gudance Counselor this Thursday to choose an MOS. Rank determination went in yesterday, but I won't know anything until I am given an MOS etc....For the ones that are having difficulty obtaining a waiver for a RE Code of 3 with disabilities, try these steps and remember to have patience.

    Schedule a physical from the VA
    Schedule a physical with your civilian doctor
    Obtain a letter from the VA clearing you for active military duty
    Obtain a letter from a civilain doctor clearing you for active military duty
    Write a personal letter regarding your current health and your goals
    4-5 personal and professional reference letters
    Obtain a disc from the VA with proof that you are fit to serve
    A family care plan letter from both you and your wife if you have children

    Follow these steps to the letter and hopefully you will obtain a waiver.

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