Hello, I'm new to this and hope I am in the right place. My son left for bootcamp on April 30. He was there for 2 weeks when I got a call from him saying they might send him home because of tendonitis of the knee. He was on crutches and getting physical therapy. Then I got a call from him last week telling me his knee was better but when they did his physic evaluation and they said he was depressed (becaues he missed home) and has anxiety and they were sending him to ship 5 to come home. He told them he did miss home but wanted to stay, this is what he wanted, to service his Country. He told me they said if he got counseling when he came home and got the clearance that he could reinlist in 6 months. He sees legal next week to see what they are discharging him at, R3 or R4. What are his chances of being able to reinlist? He is heartbroken and now he is depressed, feeling like he has let everybody down.
It takes 2-3 weeks to be processed out once a recruit is moved to Ship 5 (SEPS). Join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) and see FAQ about SEPS for more information. He tried and it didn't work out; there are many who never try to enlist. He is not letting anyone down, he just needs to come up with a new plan since this one is no the right one for him at this time. He will know about his chances for reenlistment once he gets his discharge/reenlistment code and the info on what he needs to do.
(The group name is a clickable link. To join the group, click on the link and after the group page opens, click on “+ Join...” in the upper right. FAQ about SEPS is Word Document that will open in a new window once you click on it.)
Thank you lemonelephant. The site was helpful to understand the process.
You are very welcome.
Not everyone can be away from everything they know. Realistily the odds of him getting back in is very slim. He really needs to focus on being healthy and getting a plan B in order. If he gets an RE4 he will never be able to reenlist in any branch of the military.
Start looking around for the community colleges and other things he can try when he gets home.
Thank you Angie. I probably have these codes wrong, all the acroynyms that he was throwing around. My head was spinning. From what he told me, the possible codes he rattled off, he's under the impression he can reinlist. He will be talking with legal, he thinks on Wednesday and will know more then. I did some reading on RE4 but not sure how true, it is the internet after all. No drug use, no misconduct, just not the right time. This is painful seeing your child go through something like this when he worked so hard to get into the Navy. I'm proud and supportive of him regardless of the out come. And thank the heavens for this site!
Let's hope he get doesn't get the R4 and gets an R3 category in which he can reenlist. Good thoughts sent your way:)
Thanks amr2393 for the good thoughts. R3, R3, R3!!!