My name is Chris, I live in Florida, and I was in the AD USAF back in early 2005 to late 2006. I was a 1A8 Cryptologic Linguist with a TSSQ. I've regreted my decisions every single day since I got out of the Air Force, and have consistantly tried to find answers about how to rectify my past. I want to join the NG, and with that desire I searched the internet for ways to achieve this. I've seen quite a few people with my same exact discharge, and re-entry code obtain waivers.
I, however, have been ignored by every recruiter I've contacted. I've talked to about 7-8 recruiters who tell me they will check into the availability of waivers. They tell me to give them a few days, and they never return my phone calls or emails. I'm getting very frustrated and I just want to serve my country again, the right way this time. I'm willing to do whatever it takes. In my eyes this was a mistake in my life that I must rectify, as it eats at me every day.
I will not exaggerate the reasoning for my discharge in any way, as to distort the exact reasoning for my discharge.
Upon graduation from DLI - I had recieved a 2/1/1 on my DLPT. In order to "graduate" from the program I needed a 2/2/1. I was given the option to proceed to Goodfellow AFB, and to retake the DLPT at a later time during my training, as to not seperate me from my class. Since I was not "graduating" I was under the impression I didn't have to attend the formal ceremony, and I proceeded to leave for my next duty station. In hindsight this seems like a stupid assumption, and rightfully so. I arrived at GF AFB on-time, however, because I left DLI 1 day early, I was deemed as being AWOL for the ceremony and was given an Article 15.
I was phased back after that point, and went from P4 to P1. During P1 I was not permitted to leave base at all. I had a sick grandmother very close to where I was stationed at GF, and I broke that rule, and went and saw her. A Sgt from my flight saw me while I was off post and reported it to the Lt.
After our group had passed our training at GF AFB, we worked with the teaching staffs for a few weeks prior to being sent on for training in Pensacola. I was offered by one of the Ssgts, to attend PT with their group. I accepted and joined them in their PT formations. I thought that with a Ssgt offering this to me that It would be ok to participate, it turned out that I was wrong, because I didn't ask my Cpt. first.
After these three transgretions I was pulled into the Cpts office. She straight out asked me if I cared about being in the military anymore. I was 18 - engaged to be married - and I was homesick. I made the worst decision of my life in a split second. I was immediately put into Transition flight, and the paperwork for my discharge had begun.
They gave me a 2B-JKN Misconduct discharge.
I'm not a bad person, I've never been hostile towards anyone. I made some stupid mistakes as a kid, and I desperately want to rectify them. I see people post on threads on different forums about how they got in with waivers for much more severe things than I did. I'm not downplaying any of these events, they are exactly as they happened.
Is there anyone out there that will work with me?