In many cases, soldiers didn’t seek treatment in fear that their military careers would come to an end. Others were on waiting lists or were directed to the bottom of the list among treatment providers without getting consistent care, or seemed to slip under the radar completely.
For example, a medic, Doc Krebbs noticed that he was having psychological problems while deployed. He reported himself as a danger to his unit and went to talk a psychiatrist on base. He stated that he did not feel that he should be allowed back on the field. However, the psychiatrist declared him fit for duty that same day after the appointment. An additional health disparity in veteran’s health is that there is limited access to psychiatric medications in the field, which can lead to withdrawal
Request for a legal opinion regarding Case Number AR20150000439. The application was separation under the provision of AR 635-200, Paragraph 5-17. MAJ Leusink (Womack Army Medical Center) recommended administrative separation due to the applicant diagnosis of an adjustment disorder with depressed mood alcohol abuse. In the commander’s notification memorandum, dated 11 August 2008, the commander recommended the application received a general discharge (para 2) and his recommendation for the characterization of service is based on positive test results for THC (marijuana) and Cocaine on 18 July 2008 during the applicant chapter physical. The personal data (Patient Lab Inquiry) was requested by Holloway, Michael D. and all other supporting
It should be noted that until I suffered the injuries in my motor vehicle accident there was no indication whatsoever of any chronic drug or substance abuse. I served the military voluntarily for four years and approximately eight months under a five-year contract with the utmost pride and distinction, and I feel that I was treated unfairly and that errors were made considering my application for an Honorable Discharge with an RE
I am writing the addendum to assure how suitable and perfect I am as a candidate and future Veterans Employment Representative for the One Stop Career Center in Quincy, Ma. I know there has been brought up a question with what was seen on my CORI, I am more than happy to explain this as I feel this occurrence has made me the proud man I am today. In 2012 I was discharged from active duty orders after a combat deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Coming home was an amazing feeling, however, I did not foresee any issues I would encounter upon my return. It was a very difficult for me to transition back into civilian life. I did not feel like myself, spent most of my time working and being a lone with my thoughts, for just a year before
Did you know that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides employment protection of individuals performing uniformed/military services, whether voluntary or involuntary? Federal employees are obligated to employment protection as long as military service lasts no longer than a cumulative total of five (5) years except for service in support of Contingency Operations or otherwise exempt. Additionally, Federal Employees entering military service, whether in support of a Contingency or Non Contingency Operations are approved for absence otherwise known as Absent-Uniformed Service (A-US) or Separation-Uniformed Service (Sep-US), without concern for loss of employment or employer retribution. Furthermore, a
He was in active duty and multiple times in 2008 he suffered brain trauma (missile attacks and a vehicle impacted the left side of his head; he was wearing a helmet). He received treatment at the Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic and received mental health therapy. He suffered changes in his personality, developed intellectual problems, had recurrent nightmares about being in Iraq, had panic attacks, and had difficulty being around others. He also had physical limitations because of back pain. He took multiple medications, including psychotropics and medicines for pain control. The claimant had traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and cognitive disorder secondary to brain injury. Because of his condition, he was incapable of even low stress
In regards to your question on failed drug tests/ return to duty procedure: When this does occur for your consortium policies let the person know to contact DISA and speak with the Return to duty dept. if they do not answer please leave a detailed Voice mail and they will return their call this is a high volume dept. but there are rehab requirements they have to follow to get their green light status back.
MEANTLY I WAS MENTALLY DISABLE, SO THE COMMANDER ORDERED A PYCHO EVALUATION, THINKING THIS IS MY TIME TO EXPRESS WHAT IS WRONG ME, I COULD NOT EXPRESS MYSELF TO A 21 YR SOLIDER, ONLY THING I WAS THINKING, HE’S GOING TELL EVERYONE MY PROBLEMS VILATING MY HIPPA RIGHTS. THE PYCHO DOCTOR RECOMMED GIVE ME A THE 30 DAY CONVANLECES LEAVE, SUPERVISOR DECIDE I DIDN’T NEED TIME OFF. I WAS SO MENTALLY DRAIN I WOULDN’T STAY AT WORK ALL DAY, I WOULDN’T ATTEND ANY FUNKATIONS. AFTER A SOLIDER SENT AN EMAIL OUT TO ALL THE SOLIDER IN THE MILITARY I WAS VERY UP SET, WENT TO A GUN STORE LOOKING FOR A RIFLE AR 15, AFTER BEING TEASED AND PUSH TO THE LIMIT, I THINK THEY KNEW THEY PUSH ME TO FAR THEY INFORMED AND GAVE MY PICTURE TO EVERY GUN STORE, AND PAWN SHOP FIGURED I MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR A
The DD Form 214 shows the applicant was discharged under the provisions of AR 635-200, Chapter 5, Paragraph 5-17, for Condition, Not a Disability with service uncharacterized. In connection with such a discharge, the applicant had a medical condition which was disqualifying for enlistment and that it existed prior to entry on active duty. Subsequently, competent medical authority would have had to approve the findings. The applicant would have had to agree with the findings and the
On 12/7/2015 at approximately 1645 hours, my wife (Donna Webber) was being triage by the Bassett Army Hospital Emergency Room. The individual who was conducting the triage was Captain Augilar (the rank may be off). During the triage questioning, Augilar asked several questions which were incoherent by me wife. She was unsure of the question but attempted to answer what she believe question was. She answered the question with the information understood as given. Augilar became agitated, impatient, callous and insensitive in her answers. Augilar rolled his eyes several time when she answered questions. Moreover, Augilar began badgering her about her answers. Specifically; Augilar asked what medications she was taking. As she attempted
It was really depressing the idea to change a Special Forces detachment for a hospital bed, but everything has its recompense, I could save the commandos life, and I can breathe with tranquility. Once I finished my recovery, I took vacations, then I went to my unit and there were bad and good news, the good news was that for that action, the army gave the honor medal, the bad news were that I was reassign to an Engineer Battalion and history at specials forces was
The ALJ asked me during the hearing, “Who had told me I had post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?’ I told him doctors that conducted my C&P exams as part as my medical board to be placed on TDRL had as well as doctors in town. If he did not have corroborating evidence it should have been a part of my Navy medical record. I signed a medical release form at the courthouse incase they needed any further documentation. Obviously in a 5 day turn around decision this was not attempted. In my medical records from Workstar Oahu I know a doctor told me I was suffering from the affects of PTSD this includes the before mentioned. A doctor on Pearl Harbor disagreed and called it adjustment disorder and major depressive disorder. At this point 2 doctors to 1 agreed. A little know fact as I was