Thanks, I know other parents (and grandparents) look forward to the support and information people like you, and others in this group, give. In difficult times it can be perplexing when it seems there is little that a person can do. I hope I can be of assistance in the future for those who are struggling through this process as I am. God Bless everyone and may he watch over all your loved ones, keeping them safe and well.
Hi! I was a recruit in SEPS in August, so I'll try and give as much info as possible. Once you get to SEPS, you will go to INDOCS the following business day. This is just you meeting with the OOD about why you are getting separated and what your options are. It all depends on your ASMO code. For example mine was 711, which is given to all mental health SEPS. Your recruit can decide to fight it, but its not worth it. If you are sent to SHIP 5 its 99% chance you are leaving. Time you are in SEPS is completely case by case. I was there for 3/4 weeks, but I knew girls who had been there for 6/7 months. PFA failures and mental health is going to be the absolute fasted. MEDBOARD and legal are gonna take forever. MEDBOARDS can include sickness and injuries, and any injury sustained at RTC is gonna keep you there until its healed. The average overall is 5-8 weeks. After INDOCS your recruit is gonna be waiting for ADSEPS(paper that sends you home) AKA purple folder. This comes roughly 3 weeks after signing your INDOCS. Then within a week your recruit will be getting a flight home. If you want information on your recruit he/she will have to sign a release so they can give out that information. I personally never met with legal, but during ADSEPS your recruit will get a packet of paper with a bunch of legal information including if they can join again or if they are getting fraudulent enlistment. Normally your recruit will get to go to the NEX twice a week to make phone calls. If he/she asks their RDC(forget what we called em in SEPS) they will more than likely let your recruit make a 10-15 minute phone call. We got them every 2 days if we werent acting like fools. They may also get lounge time where they can use a computer and check facebook and email, its like $20 for an hour. Another thing to note, the SEPS process is completely case by case. Some people could be getting out quicker for the exact same thing. I was processed out VERY quickly. 3 weeks is almost unheard of but they determined I wasnt safe there and I was sent to an external mental care facility. If you know your recruits ASMO code, I can better assist on wait times. Encourage them to go to group therapy meetings that are held daily I believe on weekdays, gets you out of the ship for a bit. All they are really doing is watching movies all day. Its unbelievably boring but RDCs cant really do anything to you at this point.
gothgirlL - Thank you for sharing your story with us and for offering this information to Jamie27. It is late my time, but I just wanted to encourage you to share this on the Ship 5 group if you are willing. I hope that things are going well for you.
gothgirlL - I agree with Chipmunk - thank you for sharing this info - this is the best we've had in a while. And yes, please do post this on the SHIP 5 page for others to see the process.
I'm sorry the Navy didn't work out for you but I applaud you for trying!
I wish you the best in whatever the future holds.
Here's the link to the Ship 5 group Ship 5
Jamie27 - I hope gothgirl's post is helpful for you!!
It is - thanks
Thank you for the insight on the process. It is frustrating when you're so far away and have limited communication. I'm glad your process went quickly, and hope you are doing well. So many things are posted on the internet about the process and how the recruit is treated varies greatly. Would really like to see a place where each recruit would describe their experience, in SEPS and other, I think that would be beneficial to all those who are considering enlisting but are not sure as what to expect.