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My son just graduated bootcamp and he went to legal holding. He thought he was there waiting on A school come to find out an incident that happened in March where he gave a recruit who was grieving over the death of his brother an ibuprofen. He was trying to help the person feel better because he had a headache from crying. Now my son and the boy is in legal holding waiting for a decision on their faith. I’m praying neither of the boys get separated from something so minor as an ibuprofen. My son is not knowing what can happen and he is very scared. Concerned mother on edge!!!!

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They both told the truth in bootcamp now they just have to go to captain mast they call it and explain it to them. My son has a heart of gold and he was helping someone who was grieving who had a headache. I really appreciate all the prayers you got lifted up for them.

I will add a prayer to both recruits. I hope, that if they both stand up and are honest on this issue, they should be looked at favorably. They may get rank reduced or some other action, I just pray that's all and they can move forward. 

I can't tell you what will happen at Captain's Mast, but there may be good news at this point. Since this happened in BC, and they told the truth at that time, Captain's Mast may just be a formality. Basically two rules were broken during BC. The first was your son had ibuprofen during BC, which is a violation, and he gave it to another recruit, which is a second one. Here is why I say there is good news. Both of them could have been kicked out of BC, no questions asked. Some recruits have been let go for far lesser things.

Captain's Mast is "non-judicial punishment" for misconduct. It isn't as scary as it sounds, especially when it appears to be a minor offense. There can/may be anything dismissal of the charge, to extra duties for a couple weeks, restrictions, and up from there. Since they both owned up to it when it happened that is a huge plus. As long as they both tell the same story and are upfront about it, it will be on the good side for them. I can't say what will happen, but try not to worry about it too much.

My son faced a Captain's Mast when he was stationed overseas. Long story short, there were three "involved," with one causing an issue. My son and the other that were left trying to fix what the other caused, were dismissed from the charges. Captain's Mast isn't there to toss people out of the Navy for minor violations.

Hugs to you, but I don't think it will be as bad as it sounds. 

Thank you so much the reason why my son had ibuprofen was for a fever medical gave him but he only took one of the 2 and since his friend was crying abs developed a headache he volunteered and gave it to him so the bunkmate can rest. Yes both told the truth in bc went through graduation everything. The person that told us in A school in Florida. Thank you for this information we praying for my son and the other person because yes a minor incident like that a separation will be a very harsh punishment. The punishment will not fit the violation. My son was helping a grieving friend my son don’t do drugs he a good person and his good heart always seem to put him in a situation. Thank you so much for this information. Be bless!


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