71723 wrote:eas123 wrote:Not a joke. AF internship was awesome -- the SJA there has been a reference since '09. My suspicion: history of depression. I saw a college counselor as a first-year 7-8 years ago and then a therapist a handful of times about 5 years ago, and took a low-level med. (REALLY THREATENING STUFF.) Stupidly, I told every branch about it because I wanted to be honest -- dumb dumb dumb. I'm also in Navy medical processing limbo (I was chosen as an alternate in May) for that very reason. Navy is a different frustrating story entirely.
Does anyone also have any insight on whether being chosen as an alternate for Navy would have been a mark against me for AF...? Or maybe it really is all because of this scaaaary, scary mental health history. I don't know. So easy to say no to any of us these days.
Sincere congratulations to anyone accepted because I know how frustrating this process is, and how awesome it must be to hear "yes"!
Being completely serious, what prevents someone like you from just applying again and not listing that stuff. Do they keep records on your previous applications? It's absurd for a low-level, non-issue to preclude you from service.
I think they do keep records. But even if they didn't, his counselor and prescriber do. You get in without disclosing and they can give you the Big Chicken Dinner at any point for enlistment under false pretenses.