Military and ADHD

Discussion in 'Freemasons in the Military' started by JMartinez, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. JMartinez

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    The title is self explanatory. Opinions and comments? What should I do?
     
  2. dfreybur

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    The military supplies structure which is beneficial to folks with mild symptoms.
     
  3. JMartinez

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    I was diagnosed when I was a kid, I haven't taken meds since middle school, I'm in college and have a 3.8 GPA, can I join the navy?
     
  4. mraymc4

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    You will probably have to talk to a Navy Recruiter. I do recruiting for Army ROTC & one of the things that will get a student disqualified quick is being on ADHD meds. If you have been diagnosed & it has been a while since you have taken the meds, they do take it into consideration. I think one of the other questions they would probably ask pertains to you getting assistance in classes because you're not on the meds. Normally the doctor at the MEPS station will make the consideration though.
     
  5. Ripcord22A

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    As an army recruiter our reg states that u must be off of meds for at least 2 yrs. You will have to provide medical documentation and a copy of ur transcripts to show that u can still function with iut the meds. A 3.8 gpa will get ur waiver approved...at least for the army
     
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  6. JMartinez

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    Are any brethren here navy recruiters? Or know any?
     
  7. Ripcord22A

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    (541) 884-3431....the recruiters name is Jeff Jarvis. Hes located in oregon. He can at least answer ur questions...tell him Staff Sgt Madsen gave u his number
     
  8. Ripcord22A

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    Btw all branches use the Armys reg AR 40-501 for enlistment qualifications. However each branch will have branch specific specifications...ie the usmc doesnt allow people with shoulder injuroes to join
     
  9. JMartinez

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    Is Jeff Jarvis a navy recruiter?
     
  10. Ripcord22A

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    Yes he us
     
  11. JMartinez

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    Thank you brother, I have him a call, he is very informative and help full. I appreciate it. SMIB!
     
  12. Ripcord22A

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    Did u tell him I told u to call?
     
  13. JMartinez

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    Yes I did brother
     
  14. Ripcord22A

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    What did.he say? I havent talked to him in a couple months.....
     
  15. JMartinez

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    He said that if I haven't taken medication in the last 1-3 years or so not to worry about it. He contacted a recruiter here in San Antonio Texas to talk to me.
     
  16. JMartinez

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    He hasn't gotten back to me yet
     
  17. Ripcord22A

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    I m w ant what did he say when u told him i referred u
     
  18. JMartinez

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    I told him staff sgt madsen referred me and he said oh ok
     
  19. JMartinez

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    Any tips for applying for naval officer candidate school?
     
  20. Ripcord22A

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    Just contact your local recruiter. But as I've stated before it's best to go enlisted first and get some experience first. Your sailors will respect you more knowing you were once Where they are
     

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