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  • How do i

    I have recently joined the army national guard I have went to one meps appointment I changed my mind and want out. I have not been to basic what can I do. My recruiter is also harassing me. I talked to a lawyer they said if you dont show up for b...

    William’s Answer

    If you have signed your enlistment contract, you are in. If not, you are not.

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  • Now What?

    Received GOMAR in the USAR for unauthorized badges over a year ago, cause I do not look the part, cause I almost 60 and old (sloppy investigation, Cmd never contacted my eyewitnesses in which I listed, my own CSM wrote a counseling statement said ...

    William’s Answer

    Your attorney knows a lot more about the case than we do based on a one paragraph summary. If you have confidence in them, follow their lead, or you can feel free to present all of it to another lawyer for a second opinion.

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  • How can I go about getting our items sooner and for the inconvenience

    My husband is in the Navy and received orders to San Diego. Our movers packed our stuff on 6/28 and was supposed to be here on July 8 to 14 time frame. They called us on the 13th to say it was stuck in Texas and won't be there until the Friday Jul...

    William’s Answer

    This is really not a legal issue. Go to the transportation office and work with them.

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  • My dentist accidentally knocked me in the eye very hard during a procedure, am I eligible for a personal injury compensation?

    My dentist was performing a tooth extraction and a surgical placement of an implant, when he knocked me in the eye very hard with his hand accidentally. He also pinched my cheek painfully twice. He apologized for the knocking and the pinching. ...

    William’s Answer

    No damages equals no lawsuit. So nothing to sue over.

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  • I want to join the military

    Want to join military but cannot pay of village ordinances

    William’s Answer

    Well best of luck with that. Did you have a question?

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  • Can the Army extend my boyfriend's ets date because he's a witness in a case?

    My boyfriend has been in the Army for 8 years and his scheduled ets date was May 2016. Once he started clearing, he was advised that his date was being extended so he can be a witness in a trial. He's already provided his witness statement regardi...

    William’s Answer

    No they cannot. They can only extend him beyond his ETS date if they are planning on court-martialing him. He needs to speak to a local JAG attorney in the Legal Assistance Office.

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  • How to reenlist with code re4c

    I joined the Air Force less than a year ago, completed basic training. I graduated, obtained my certificate, coin, etc. then was sent to Airman Holdover. I had stress fractures in my hip and pelvis. Sat there for 3 months until I was sent home bec...

    William’s Answer

    Only a recruiter can answer this question, as it is not a legal issue.

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  • What are my options in reference to VA Benefits/OTH Discharge?

    I have had a very difficult time since my discharge from the Navy in 2010. I served faithfully and dutifully from 2003 to 2009. In 2009 at my duty station, I was found standing watch, but nodding off while doing so from an actual standing position...

    William’s Answer

    Candidly, an OTH for a one year AWOL is not only standard, but probably lenient. I would have expected a case this to go to a court-martial and result in a punitive discharge. Absent some extreme mitigating circumstances (PTSD, TBI, etc) that prohibited you from getting back to your duty station, I think the odds of an upgrade are not good.

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  • I was wrongfullying discharged from the military. How do I go about being compensated for time lost and discharge upgrade?

    I signed wavers in order to get into the Navy because of my criminal background. I still have copies of my wavers. I was given a General discharge under honorable conditions without a hearing and kicked out of the service. The charge from the Navy...

    William’s Answer

    You will need to have a military law attorney review your discharge paperwork to see if you have grounds for an upgrade.

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  • I was discharge from the Navy for unlawful entry into the military. They claimed that I did not tell them about my criminal hist

    I had to travel to Philadelphia to obtain my wavers before I was allowed to swear in. Without notice, I was discharged with a Regular under Honorable Conditions discharge.

    William’s Answer

    You haven't asked a question, so not sure what you are seeking. Also, there is no such thing as a "Regular under Honorable Conditions" Discharge. Recommend you have a military law attorney review your discharge paperwork so you can ask whatever questions you have.

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