What is the name of your state? Ohio
My 17 year old son is at Parris Island and has completed 5 weeks of training and has been in MRP (medical recruit platoon) for 3 weeks for a foot fracture. For the entire 8 weeks he has not changed his mentality and wants out. He's had nothing but problems (physically & mentally). I have read that parents can withdraw their consent within 90 days. Is this true? If so, is it 90 days from when we signed the papers or 90 days from when he left for bootcamp? He's been at bootcamp for 60 days but it's been about 93 days since we signed the papers.
My son is very depressed and getting suicidal and doing stupid things like Unauthrized Absence in bootcamp (being where he shouldn't have been). He won't be 18 until August. There has to be some way we can get our son out since he's still a minor. He does have a learning disability that neither of thought about when "I" filled his papers out for him. He got his GED and had been out of school for 1 1/2 years so it wasn't something we thought anything about. It's not a major learning disability but the symptoms are enough to cause some severe problems but when he told his SDI he had an LD, the SDI said he didn't and to shut up and bite his lower lip to get through.
The day my son was to leave for bootcamp, his recruiter went to get his school transcripts and the school had them all messed up. They didn't have his 10th grade transcripts, they didn't show I had ever withdrew him from school, they had no record that the superintendent signed off for him to get his GED. They still showed he was "in school". I feel the recruiter faked his transcript. At the swearing in, they told the recruiter 4 times to make sure he got his 9th & 10th grade transcript since passing 10th grade was a requirement.
He never was able to pass the obstacle & confidence course but I was told that wasn't required. He has 95% flat feet (= foot fracture while running), slowest runner, weak, shin splint in his leg, states he does NOT want to be a Marine, states he's too young and will never be ready for infantry (his MOS), trouble sleeping, wants to be left alone & isolated, doesn't care if he goes to jail, etc. etc.
He joined for the wrong reasons...the fast money. Even though it's not that much, $1150 is a lot for a 17 year old. We signed because it was something we thought he really wanted to do and thought it would "grow him up". He has learned a great deal and has even quit running from God and says he's "very" religious.
I have told him to speak to his chaplain, to the psychologist, but it doesn't seem to be getting anywhere.
Here are his Learning Disability symptoms: delay in academic achievement, slowness in completing work, poor organizational skills, disorganized thinking, oftenobsesses on one topic or idea, poor memory, impulsive behavior, lack of reflective thought prior to action, low tolerance to frustration, poor social judgement, failure to see consequences for his actions, gullible/easily led by peers, variation in mood & responsiveness, poor adjustment to environment changes, difficulty making decisions.
Please don't tell me we should have never signed for him...we already know that.