Sorry to say he isn't going to be sent home with medical discharge...it will be an admin discharge...he will not get any benfits. It will take time to get him home, that is just how it is.
He will get paper work that says he was discharged from the USN, but he was never really IN the USN. Nor is he a Vet..so no it really won't follow him around. He will go home with no benfits from the Navy.
Just curious, most recruits try to fight to stay in. They try to appeals and exhaust all efforts to be a sailor. Is he?
As a sailor, I don't sugarcoat things, so I will just speak the facts. Please don't kill the messenger.
Sounds like he will get an RE-4 discharge code, which flags his record and he will never be able to get into any service, forever. With that said, understand too that when you apply for most jobs the main question is, "have your served time in the military service". He will have to make yes, because it shows that he was paid by the Navy on his W2. Now most employers will wonder why did he only serve 1 month. Could it be medical? Was it because he was caught using drugs? Was it because he got caught at the "Moment of Truth" for something? Who know? But they will wonder.
Secondly, when they give him his DD-214, it has a 3 alpha code that says why he was discharged. That code tells the story. If he tries to apply for health insurance they will ask for his past medical history. They can request to see this DD-214 to have the data needed to quote a price on his health insurance.
It's not a good thing being discharged. He should try to appeal it. Yes, they will tell him in boot camp that he can request a upgrade in 6 months, which is true. Heck he can request to become the Chief of Navy Operations (CNO) also. But us veterans know that nether one will happen. It will never get upgraded. It's just a line they feed these kids just to keep them quiet. Once he leave Great Lakes, his chances of getting anything changed is like 1%. It doesn't happen.
My recommendation is to have him appeal this. If he spends the time now trying to fight this, it will save him hundreds of hours of solving the problems later.
As Angie says, go to the Ship 5 forum to get more data... those people provide excellent advice and they are awesome.
Okay not sure what it is they are sending him home on I mean I know they said anxiety. Is he having panic attacks or is there a medical problem that they have found ? It is hard to understand why things take so long so much paper work to do. I hope your son is doing better and home by now.