My son is being discharged after 4 weeks of BMT. He said he was only getting about 2hrs of sleep a night, due to all the noise. He wasn't serious when he said he felt like stabbing himself with a knife. But they took it literally. After being evaluated the nurse told him it was due to sleep depravation. However, the Dr. said anyone who makes it to being evaluated, automatically gets sent home. He was told that he is mentally unstable. Now he's back on base in Med holding. The commander also agreed with the DR and recommends an ELS. He was told he can never rejoin and is not allowed to appeal. Is this true? I thought any decision can be appealed. My son has been struggling a week because of a stupid comment.
There is no appeal. It kind of does sound like he is having trouble adapting. All processes are done there thru a chain of command
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I cannot speak as to your direct question. But I would advice your son asks, organizes, and prepares all of this paperwork. He may have a claim for a service-connected disability. He should talk to an attorney that handles this type of claim, or a veteran advocacy group.
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