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  • Prior Navy with RE-2 & Separation Code KGX

    Dear Sir/Ma'am,

    I have served honorably for 4 1/2 years in the Navy and was discharged as an E-5 in 1992 with an NROTC scholarship. I attended college for one year and was on extended leave for another year. Upon returning to campus, I told the new commander that I had lost interest and was let go. Since 2010, I have been trying to re-enlist into military components, but all non-Navy recruiters have said because of the RE-2 code on my DD-214, I had to get it changed for there is no waiver that can cover that. But I had contacted the Navy's BCNR for correction of the code, but the board said the code is correct and all I need to do is get a waiver from the military component that I wish to join. So, I am caught in a catch-22 situation and was wondering what course of action do I need to take to return? There is no funny business in my history and I even scored a 95 on the ASVAB then, went to the Navy's Nuclear Power School and then to BOOST. But would like to know what to do to get back into uniform.

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Changing an re-code usually requires an act of God

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    • #3
      According to AR 601-210, Table 3-2 U.S. Navy reentry eligibility codes: RE-2 : Not eligible for enlistment.

      What is the SPD Code and Narrative Reason for Separation?

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      • #4
        My separation code was KGX: Officer Commission Program. When I was in college, after the first year I had requested a leave of absence. According to the BCNR, the commander at that time requested my disenrollment because there was an administrative error on my paperwork at separation prior becoming a midshipman or before going on leave of absence and that I failed to enroll in a naval science course upon my return. The Chief of Naval Operatons approved the request but further stated, in part, that I was erroneously discharged.

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