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    Re-enlistment after being chaptered out?

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    Once a soldier is chaptered out of the service, what are the chances they'll be able to re-enlist? Would they be eligible for another branch of the military?
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    What is his RE code on his DD214?
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    It depends on the reason they were chaptered out and what the code was on his DD214

    Some codes mean they can reenlist, some they need waivers while others they can only go to the reserves or can't go to any branch/reserves,national guard. With the downsizing they are getting much more strict. Do you know what his reenlistment code is? Usually they will have a meeting with the soldier being chaptered and tell them what their code is and what it means.
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    ditto- if he has an RE 3 code he has a chance to get it- if he has anything else he may not- also depends on why he was chaptered out because even with an RE3 code a branch can still deny him based on the reason for the disharge
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    Also, most branches aren't taking prior service regardless of code unless they were in certain career fields. It's very difficult to get back in now.
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    I don't know the RE code yet. I will find out. Thank you all for your input. You're enlightening me along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Stephanie* View Post
    Also, most branches aren't taking prior service regardless of code unless they were in certain career fields. It's very difficult to get back in now.
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    What the other ladies said, and also if he was in his last branch "to long." Some branches won't take him... I know it's normally hard for example like Navy/ex-Navy to Transfer to Air force. DH also has been Navy to long to go to the Coast Guard. Since the cut off is being active 10 years in whatever other branch. You're in before trying to become Coast Guard, and with his current reserves service. He's been Navy for well over 10 years now.

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    Also, most branches aren't taking prior service regardless of code unless they were in certain career fields. It's very difficult to get back in now.
    This. Shoot the military has become VERY picky about who they let into certain branches period. Even the reserves if they find the slightest reason to not let you in they won't. DH even had an issue at first when he went straight from active Duty Navy to Active Reserves, because of him being considered under weight for his age/height. Although, he has ALWAYS been "underweight", and was underweight the whole 9 years, 11 months, he was active duty. Due to his weight issue he had to get a wavier just trying to get himself into the reserves....


    So yeah point being there are many things that could make it easy for them to tell him no. It's hard to say if they will say no or yes though. Only way to know for sure is for him to go and talk with people. To see if he has a shot of getting back in or not.

    DH will be trying to go back active duty soon himself, but even with being active duty reserves. Having a honorable discharge from active duty, and having a spotless record. He is still thinking there is a about 50/50 chance of being told no for going back to full on active duty Navy. Just no way of knowing yet, and he's even been told once already "maybe he has to talk to so and so, and then do x,y,z. Then his current people above him have to approve it.(the list of steps of figuring out if it's possible goes on)"
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Stephanie* View Post
    Also, most branches aren't taking prior service regardless of code unless they were in certain career fields. It's very difficult to get back in now.
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    What the other ladies said, and also if he was in his last branch "to long." Some branches won't take him... I know it's normally hard for example like Navy/ex-Navy to Transfer to Air force. DH also has been Navy to long to go to the Coast Guard. Since the cut off is being active 10 years in whatever other branch. You're in before trying to become Coast Guard, and with his current reserves service. He's been Navy for well over 10 years now.



    This. Shoot the military has become VERY picky about who they let into certain branches period. Even the reserves if they find the slightest reason to not let you in they won't. DH even had an issue at first when he went straight from active Duty Navy to Active Reserves, because of him being considered under weight for his age/height. Although, he has ALWAYS been "underweight", and was underweight the whole 9 years, 11 months, he was active duty. Due to his weight issue he had to get a wavier just trying to get himself into the reserves....


    So yeah point being there are many things that could make it easy for them to tell him no. It's hard to say if they will say no or yes though. Only way to know for sure is for him to go and talk with people. To see if he has a shot of getting back in or not.

    DH will be trying to go back active duty soon himself, but even with being active duty reserves. Having a honorable discharge from active duty, and having a spotting record. He is still thinking there is a about 50/50 chance of being told no for going back to full on active duty Navy. Just no way of knowing yet, and he's even been told once already "maybe he has to talk to so and so, and so x,y,z. Then his current people above him have to approve it.:blah(the list of steps of figuring out if it's possiable goes on)"
    ditto good luck

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