I have been recently trying to enlist in the USMC Reserves (I was enlisted and ready to ship before I became pregnant back in 2011, then got "discharged" before I could ship because of my pregnancy), and I keep on getting the run around. First they're asking me to give up full custody of my daughter to her father, which doesn't make any sense because then my daughter gets absolutely no benefits so why join? Then they're saying temporary guardianship but that doesn't make any sense either because her father already has the same rights as me, seeing how his name is on her birth certificate. We have no legal custody orders, just the basic "joint" custody the state grants you when you become parents... I am SO confused as to what my options are military wise. I want to join. I'm in college right now studying Criminal Justice, aspiring to be a police officer. If I could somehow get into the military to fulfill that dream, and also become a police officer... I'd be more than happy. It's something I want to do, very, very badly. If ANYONE can tell me what the National Guards rules are when it comes to "single" parents... please, fill me in because I'm totally lost. I should be able to leave my daughter with her father and return home to her, simple as that. All this court mumbo jumbo isn't making much sense to me. Shouldn't be this damn hard to serve your country!
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