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    ydennek is offline Junior Member
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    RE4 Appeal

    What is the name of your state? Texas
    Forgive me if this subject has been beat to death, but I really need an answer.

    I'm 33 years old, and when I was 18 I was Early Seperated from the Navy with a reenlistment code of RE4. I have been wanting to reenlist for a number of years now, but this code kills it. I want to know if it is possible to have this changed.


    In 1991 I went into the Navy under the DEP. When I spoke to my recruiter I told her everything, and I mean everything. I planned on making a career out of the Navy and wanted to go in honestly. She told me "Don't tell them at MEPS" about the fact that I had tried (one time) cocaine about a year and a half before enlisting. I already had a few waivers, so I didn't understand the reason for the deception. So I get to MEPS and I tell them there. They tell me "Don't tell them at boot camp". Of course, when I get to boot camp, the Moment of Truth came up, and I told them the truth. For this I was seperated. I do not feel I did anything wrong, but that does not matter. All that matters to me at this point is can this situation be remedied? All I want to do is join the Army to go and fight, but at the least I would like to clear my name. Somebody please give me some hope if it is to be had. TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ydennek View Post
    What is the name of your state? Texas
    Forgive me if this subject has been beat to death, but I really need an answer.

    I'm 33 years old, and when I was 18 I was Early Seperated from the Navy with a reenlistment code of RE4. I have been wanting to reenlist for a number of years now, but this code kills it. I want to know if it is possible to have this changed.


    In 1991 I went into the Navy under the DEP. When I spoke to my recruiter I told her everything, and I mean everything. I planned on making a career out of the Navy and wanted to go in honestly. She told me "Don't tell them at MEPS" about the fact that I had tried (one time) cocaine about a year and a half before enlisting. I already had a few waivers, so I didn't understand the reason for the deception. So I get to MEPS and I tell them there. They tell me "Don't tell them at boot camp". Of course, when I get to boot camp, the Moment of Truth came up, and I told them the truth. For this I was seperated. I do not feel I did anything wrong, but that does not matter. All that matters to me at this point is can this situation be remedied? All I want to do is join the Army to go and fight, but at the least I would like to clear my name. Somebody please give me some hope if it is to be had. TIA
    TIA, have you went to a Army Recruiter yet? If not why? If you did what did they have to say; for, if this is the only negative in your earlier time within the Military, and if you been on the straight and narrow path since that time, then, they can waive this. On the other hand, if you have not, then your chances are slim to none.

    Also, you can apply for a review of your RE Code through the Navy Department. If you have a close Naval Reserve, then they may be able to assist you; and you can try to go to any locale Veterans Service Orgaization (or at least call them) like the AM. Legion; AMVETS; Viet Nam Veterans of America and request to speak with a Veterans Service Officer and discuss with them what you would like to do; they may be able to help you free of charge!
    Ecc 7:1 A good name [is] better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

    "There are two letter[s] in the word of [Life] that, in part gives direct meaning to it, "IF."" By /SL/ aka., April 23, 2008

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    ydennek is offline Junior Member
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    Shorty,
    Thank you for the reply. I have gone to the local Army office where I was told that they are not to process RE4's. The guy even showed me the regulation preventing them from processing RE4's.

    I ought to be good to go as far as behavior since this happened.

    Will make contact with the local VA tomorrow, today being MLK day.

    Thank you for your suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ydennek View Post
    Shorty,
    Thank you for the reply. I have gone to the local Army office where I was told that they are not to process RE4's. The guy even showed me the regulation preventing them from processing RE4's.

    I ought to be good to go as far as behavior since this happened.

    Will make contact with the local VA tomorrow, today being MLK day.

    Thank you for your suggestions.
    Your very welcome; glad to help. Note, sometimes the Army/Marine Recruiter's can get
    a waiver from higher-ups on Re-4's! Please let us know how you fare with your pursuit!
    Ecc 7:1 A good name [is] better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

    "There are two letter[s] in the word of [Life] that, in part gives direct meaning to it, "IF."" By /SL/ aka., April 23, 2008

    Only by cutting through the darkness of ignorance, and prejudice can we achieve true justice; and
    to all those who corrupt the search for truth be warned, the "Sword of Justice" cuts both ways!
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    Exclamation dude. are you high now?

    first of all they told you to keep ur mouth shut for a reason!..if u knew u werent supposed to say anything when u got to boot why did you?...and second of all (FOR ALL YOU BOOTERS OUT THERE).. YOU CAN UPGRADE AN OTH OT AN ''RE-4'' RE-ENLISTMENT CODE. Get a copy of ur ''DD-214'' and write a proffesional statement on how stupid u were for using drugs in the military and how sorry u are and all that bull****(a proffesional letter). Go to your town hall(in case you don't know what that is, it's a bulding somewhere in your town that say's ''TOWN HALL'') ask for a local congressman that deals with ''military discharge's'' and mail him/her that statement with a copy of your ''DD-214''. Any question's e-mail me ''crankyyankee631@aol.com'' put ''ATT:XNAVY64'' in the subject line.
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    Exclamation Attention All Botter Who Think That U Cant Change A Re-4

    first of all they told you to keep ur mouth shut for a reason!..if u knew u werent supposed to say anything when u got to boot why did you?...and second of all (FOR ALL YOU BOOTERS OUT THERE).. YOU CAN UPGRADE AN OTH OT AN ''RE-4'' RE-ENLISTMENT CODE. Get a copy of ur ''DD-214'' and write a proffesional statement on how stupid u were for using drugs in the military and how sorry u are and all that bull****(a proffesional letter). Go to your town hall(in case you don't know what that is, it's a bulding somewhere in your town that say's ''TOWN HALL'') ask for a local congressman that deals with ''military discharge's'' and mail him/her that statement with a copy of your ''DD-214''. Any question's e-mail me ''crankyyankee631@aol.com'' put ''ATT:XNAVY64'' in the subject line.
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    xnavy64, FYI: you did a double post; just different subject line, but still the same!
    Being a newbie is understandable; for I did this too when I first joined the Forum!

    Also, not all Cities that have "Town Hall's" have Congressional Folk. They have what is normally known as "City Council" folk.

    Suggestedly, one would look in there telephone directory for "Federal Government," (usually denoted by their "Blue Pages") and their they would most generally find there Congress elective representative!

    Moreover, it is no cake walk to get a RE-4 upgraded! Not impossible, but for the average person, it is highly advisable to seek out one who is very experienced in such matters.
    Last edited by SHORTY LONG; 01-30-2007 at 10:29 AM.
    Ecc 7:1 A good name [is] better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

    "There are two letter[s] in the word of [Life] that, in part gives direct meaning to it, "IF."" By /SL/ aka., April 23, 2008

    Only by cutting through the darkness of ignorance, and prejudice can we achieve true justice; and
    to all those who corrupt the search for truth be warned, the "Sword of Justice" cuts both ways!
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    trying

    I am in the same boat here. I have a re4 on my general discharge. I tried emailing xnavy64. FOr some reason its not going through. If anyone knows a little more about the appeal or over turn of a re4 please get in touch with me. [email]lajw1lajw2@yahoo.com[/email]. denote the message with a subject that is recognizable. thanks
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    I, too, was discharged during basic training for the Navy just this past summer. You can look up the Naval Board of Corrections and they will have a form online to print out and send in (address available on website) to appeal your reenlistment code. The time limit is three years from date of discharge, but if you can prove "good cause" as to why you didn't meet that deadline then you can still submit a record-change application to the review board. As stated before, the VA (Veteran Affairs) offices can help you in your appeal process, and you may also consider hiring a military lawyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooyah943 View Post
    I, too, was discharged during basic training for the Navy just this past summer. You can look up the Naval Board of Corrections and they will have a form online to print out and send in (address available on website) to appeal your reenlistment code. The time limit is three years from date of discharge, but if you can prove "good cause" as to why you didn't meet that deadline then you can still submit a record-change application to the review board. As stated before, the VA (Veteran Affairs) offices can help you in your appeal process, and you may also consider hiring a military lawyer.
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    Navy RE4 appeal

    Can anyone assist? My son was released last December because he has a DUI while in the military. He is telling me to help him get a RE4 and I don't know what that is and where to start - any guidance is welcome. He completed 4 years and they wanted him to do 2 more and he was miserable. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MicheleBarbara View Post
    Can anyone assist? My son was released last December because he has a DUI while in the military. He is telling me to help him get a RE4 and I don't know what that is and where to start - any guidance is welcome. He completed 4 years and they wanted him to do 2 more and he was miserable. Thank you!
    If you have a legal question, please start your own thread.

    Not only are you hijacking, but you are necroposting, also.

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