Change my Re-enlistment code to allow me to re-enlist and serve my country
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Greetings to everyone,
My name is Patrick Foxx, I am 24 years old and I am seeking to have my re-enlistment code from the United States Navy changed so I can re-enlist and serve my country.
Here is my story:
In 2015, I swore into The United States Navy as a contracted Master-At-Arms, finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. I was scheduled to leave for bootcamp in August of 2015. Prior to signing my contact, I took some very poor advice from my recruiter who told me not to disclose information regarding some anxiety and depression issues that had occurred during my early teenage years. Now, at the time I was 22 years old, had just finished my college degree and earned a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado, and still, I had decided that my skills were best used in service to my country as an enlisted sailor. During my tenure in college, I joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and held several small and one large leadership positions in that house. During that time, I worked two jobs, maintained a full class load, and became the Vice President for Greek Affairs on our University's Interfraternity Council. While pursuing those goals, I also took it upon myself to become president of our Criminal Justice society my senior year; a task I was happy to take on.
Now, I had visited MEPS several times in order to clear myself of an ankle issue I had when I was younger, which I got a waiver for. Now, my recruiter told me I would not get in if I had told them about my teenage issues, to which I later learned was a complete lie. Had I just told the medical doctors I would have gotten a waiver and been completely fine. In Regards to the anxiety and depression issue, I have not seen a psychologist or psychiatrist since 2008 and have been cleared by those same Doctor's in the Spring of 2016.
I got to Boot Camp at Naval Station Great Lakes, Recruit Training Command on August 18th, 2015. The next day, I was told at "The Moment of Truth" that I would be sent home due to something that had shown up on my record that was not previously disclosed. I am a military dependent and all of my medical records are tracked through the tricare insurance, which was uncovered while I was there. Now, how I was still allowed to ship, is beyond me, however I was heartbroken when I found out I was being sent home and given a re-enlistment code that is ineligible for re-enlistment unless a waiver is granted.
It is my dream to serve in the United States Military. It has been ever since I was a child. I feel as though I was treated unfairly and I deserve a chance to serve in any branch, but my heart would be truly at peace if I could follow in my father's footsteps and serve in the United States Navy. I only wish to be examined and throughly reconsidered because I am mentally and physically ready to give my life in service of my country. My goal is to become a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman and serve and protect fellow Marines and Sailors who come into harms way.
Please consider signing and proving to the world that I am a patriot and am willing to do whatever it takes to get back in.
This petition will be delivered to the Board of Naval Corrections in Washington D.C. in May.
If you have any questions,
my email is: Patrickfoxx@ymail.com
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