Disqualifiers

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Auntie5
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Joined: 01/20/2016

My nephew is a new navy recruit. He called to say that he is being discharged because of separation anxiety. I can not find separation anxiety on the list of Navy dis qualifiers. What could this mean?
My nephew insists that he wants to be in the Navy and sounds very happy to be at Great Lakes Boot Camp. He has been there since December 10, 2015. He has passed his tests and done very well at that. None of this makes sense to me. I read elsewhere that an adult separation anxiety can not be diagnosed under 6 months of displaying symptoms. Please advise.

Thank you for your help!

Colin
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Joined: 02/11/2013
Re: Booted Out

What injuries did he get in high school? That certainly is unusual that they would come find him during his training, unless something happened earlier in the training related to one of the previously-sustained injuries.

JoeKing
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Joined: 07/16/2016
Booted out

My son listed his surgeries when he enlisted and was in the middle of training during basic training in Illinois when he was approached and escorted to the medical office and told he could no longer be in the Navy !! This has been a lifelong dream of his and a much needed step to get into one of the Government Criminal Agencies. I don't get it, he's healed and was doing VERY well, no problems WHAT SO EVER !!! WHY would they do that to him ? He has a 4 year degree in Criminal Justice and was in Officers Training School. If he's physically capable of doing whats required then could someone PLEASE tell me WHY they'd do that to a young man ? Especially during this time of unrest in the World today & the WAR ?? His injuries were sustained during High School Football over 4 years ago !

Colin
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Separation Anxiety

I've not heard of "separation anxiety" specifically mentioned as a disqualifying condition, but both general anxiety and depression can both be disqualifying, depending on their severity and the specific soldier or sailor.

However, these kind of decisions are only made after evaluation by both a doctor and review board, so this is not something that should be a big surprise to your nephew. How long has he been in the Navy?