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Son I'm BC now. Possible separation but trying waiver first

Hey everyone.
My son is currently in BC. On P-4, the unit was asked if parents had previously served, to merge dependent & service record..
At that time, a prior prescription was identified. (We had disclosed to recruiter, but it was brushed off as non-important since my son never actually took it.)
Long story short, when he was 15 I requested to have him evaluated due to us moving a lot. He was having behavioral issues. As part of the process, he was admitted for a few days.
No depression or anxiety, no serious issues. I believe the diagnosis was impulse control disorder or something to that extent... but he did not require further intervention. Dr basically implied he was a teenage boy.
Fast forward to now.
P-4 found prescription history. He was told it could result in separation.
However, he has remained with his unit so far & continued through training so far & he is in week 2-3.
Now, the Dr is working with him to try and get a waiver.
But I question the likelihood of a successful waiver & the entire process itself.
Is it a good sign that he has been allowed to stay with his unit?
Has anyone experienced a similar circumstance & had a positive result?
Is there anything I can do to facilitate this process & increase odds of waiver approval?

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Jaxx - sorry to hear that your son is going through this.  I wish that recruiters wouldn't "brush off" things like this.  It would have been so much easier (but more work on the recruiters part) to have you address this BEFORE your son left for BC.  He would have had to have gotten a waiver for it and yes, it would have taken more time, but now it's looked at as if information was "withheld" and that doesn't look good. 

There is a good possibility he could be sent home and then he'll have additional waivers to get in order to re-enlist (I believe after 6 months) but it can be done.  Let's hope it can be resolved while he is there, but don't be surprised if it's not.

Thank you. I agree. We tried to be proactive but at 17, my son thought he was "doing as he was told".
I'm hoping for the best, but expecting that he'll be sent home. I just hope he gets a waiverable rating if that's the case.

Here's the link to the Ship 5 group - let's hope you don't need it but still take a look at some of the discussions there.  You might find some helpful info - there's also info on re-enlistment codes.  Keep us updated on the outcome.

Ship 5

Here's the link to the reenlistment eligibility chart codes - just to make it easier for you to find!

Reenlistment Eligibility Chart

Thank you. I appreciate it.


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