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  • Is it possible for me to join any military branch without my documentation?

    Hello my name is Makenson Colas, I'm 18. I've been living in the United state since I was 13 years old. I graduated last year at 17 years old. Ive been coming to united state since I was a baby but as visitor, so after the earthquake in Haiti my p...

    William’s Answer

    No it is not, but the best person to ask is a recruiter.

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  • I am interested in the MAVNI program exclusively for citizenship purposes. Is there an office position I can hold as language pr

    I have no interest in actually fighting for the country, but would serve for as long as the contract require me to. What is the minimum number of years I have to stay in the Army as MAVNI language specialist before leaving? Is there a position wh...

    William’s Answer

    These are questions for a recruiter, not a lawyer. But you may not be able to pick your job.

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  • How does child custody work in the military?

    My ex husband and I have split custody of my son but I am getting re-married to someone in the military. How does custody work if we have to move away because my of my new husbands job?

    William’s Answer

    The military does not get involved in custody issues. If you have split physical custody, your ex may petition for a change in custody due to this change in circumstances.

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  • Can a soldier be released from active duty after being determined non deployable.

    While on orders at Camp Shelby, I was given orders to go with my unit that was being mobilize to go to Iraq. So while during training I my knees stayed swollen and I re injured my back. It made difficult to stand or march in formation or climb ...

    William’s Answer

    Yes they can. It would be different if they were separating you from the military but that does not appear to be the case.

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  • What is the best way to fight a Medical Separation from the Navy.

    I was diagnosed in boot camp, roughly 3 months ago, with a dormant case of Crohn's disease. I am currently requesting a Waiver, but I want a back up plan, in case the waiver gets denied. A shipmate told me about how he beat getting MedSep because ...

    William’s Answer

    The fact that your disease was dormant means that they can't separate you for a fraudulent enlistment. But it is not a bar from separation

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  • Can I file for a medically necessary surgery when the military denied during med-board?

    I'm currently going through a full med- board with the Air Force for my knee. I first tore my ACL while at work. It was repaired by a military surgeon and just over a year later I tore it again. Same surgeon fixed it, but with a cadaver graft. I w...

    William’s Answer

    I have never heard of such a thing. If you need surgery you should get surgery. Speak to your PEBLO and your lawyer. They should be advocating on your behalf.

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  • Why won't my Command let me resign in lieu of separation for misconduct?

    I tried to resign a year ago but the packet was brought back from HRC because of some missing information. Then, I was charged by civilian police for disorderly conduct and now my command wants to separate me for misconduct. They notify me verball...

    William’s Answer

    none of us can read the commander's mind. Hopefully you are represented by counsel who can answer that question for you. If you are not, you should be.

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  • I have a oth from the military can I still become a lawyer

    Wondering what I can do for school

    William’s Answer

    Having sat on law school admissions committees, I can tell you it is going to depend much more on the reason for the discharge than the type of discharge. if it involved theft or lying it will be very difficult. A one time drug use? Probably not an issue.

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  • What will happen if you are found to have a fraud marriage in the military?

    My friend married this girl because they had a baby and in order to get out of child support they signed a marriage license and turned it in and immediately got an annulment. Every time he makes her mad she threatens him with going to his commande...

    William’s Answer

    From what you have written, I am not sure what is fraudulent about the marriage. But none of us can predict what his command will do. If questioned he should invoke his right to remain silent and get a lawyer. He will have to pay child support either way.

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  • If you were never given your Summary Court Martial rights and acknowledgment form, wouldn't that make it in admissible?

    I received a summary court martial but was never given the SCM rights and Acknowledgement form. There was also no trial memorandum done during the trial, detailing each questioned to be asked to the accused then have the accused acknowledge under...

    William’s Answer

    I don't see how it would make the SCM "null and void." When you say inadmissible, it is unclear what you mean.

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