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  • Will a General Under Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge (PT Fails) affect my current security clearance or VA benfits?

    I have an Honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps and joined the Air Force Reserves for a civilian federal position. I found a different federal position with the Navy but am now facing an General discharge from the Air Force for f...

    William’s Answer

    It will depend more on the underlying reason for the discharge than the characterization of service. If it is for a drug offense, for example, the answer is yes. If it is for failing a PT test, the answer is likely no.

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  • What is an Article 138 of the UCMJ and in what situation can a soldier use it?

    If my commander is constantly using the word sh** towards me and in front of the other soldiers, is there something I can do about? For example, he is constantly looking at me to see what I am doing and I noticed that he was looking but did not sa...

    William’s Answer

    Perhaps the first step is to simply say "with all due respect sir, I don't like that kind of language."

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  • Can my commander use another soldier to survaliance my house off post?

    Can my commander use another soldier to survaliance my house off post?

    William’s Answer

    Please see my prior answer to this duplicate questions.

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  • If my commander is doing a commanders inquiry on me can they start survalancing my house before they notify my I'm under investi

    I've heard my commander started a commanders inquiry on me and that my house is under survalancing but I haven't even been questioned yet

    William’s Answer

    My guess is that if your house is under surveillance it is by the cops not your command. Do not speak to either without a lawyer present. Invoke your right to remain silent.

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  • Is it legal to suspend someone from a job without showing employee the evidence you say you have?

    My 18 year old son was suspended from his job because it was reported that he inappropriately touched one of his female co- workers. He stated that it wasn't true however his employer disagreed and didn't bother to show him evidence after he tried...

    William’s Answer

    Georgia is an at will employment state. He can be fired or suspended (or can quit) for any or no reason.

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  • I was prescribed Depakote and Topamax together. I had a psychotic break. Do I have a case for compensation for mental anguish

    I have a Master's degree. I became homeless. My son slept on boxes.

    William’s Answer

    You would have to prove that the combination of these drugs was negligent, and that it caused your break. You will need a local malpractice lawyer to review all of the facts.

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  • What happens when the mother does not pick up my daughter from the halfway point after my visitation rights

    I made a police report and what else can I do and do I have to give her back when she decides to pick her up or can I stay with my daughter until I take her to court

    William’s Answer

    Hopefully what happens is everybody comes to a reasonable resolution keeping the child's best interests in mind. If not, they go to court and a judge decides.

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  • I have a military question regarding Officers unqualified resignations in the Army. I would like to know if the approving

    authority for this request if it is my command ( Battalion Commander or Brigade Commander) or if its HRC.Also, how would this request work out if the officer has not completed his active duty service obligation? What are the odds of getting an hon...

    William’s Answer

    HRC is approval authority. No way to give odds

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  • What was the characterization of my military discharge from the reserves if I was an unsatisfactory participant after ETS date?

    I was a reservist in the Army who did deploy once, so I have a good DD-214, but I became and unsatisfactory participant later after I stopped attending drill. The company did not chapter me out. What happens after my ETS date? It's been a few year...

    William’s Answer

    If you were separated for non-participation, in all likelihood you got an OTH.

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