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    Hi everyone I am new to this forum and I am currently in the process of applying to different police department. I have never done drugs, etc. clean records therefore I don't want to seem like I am lying on anything. This is where I get confused, I had a childhood injury (cut knee, infection) which required 2 surgeries on knee when I was around 9 years old. I never served in the military, I signed up back in 2003 (31 Bravo, MP) I went through basic training, AIT, Military Police school however in the last weeks of MP school I hurt my knee during a run and long story short, this lead to a medical discharge literally days before graduation I was bummed. I still run, bike, swim etc. I am not disabled or limited in mobility, I was just not up to their medical standards is what they told me. Will this hurt me applying? How should I explain this? Thank you everyone!

  • #2
    The medical discharge should not be an issue.

    Good luck in your endeavors.

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum. As my esteemed colleague stated, this type of separation should not effect your getting hired on.

      “Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”

      Miyamoto Musashi

      “Life Is Hard, But It's Harder When You're Stupid”

      George V. Higgins (from The Friends of Eddie Coyle)

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      • #4
        Should I even put this down on my application since I never technically served or graduated? Thanks again
        Last edited by Joshua2015; 02-07-2015, 10:25 AM.

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        • #5
          Sigh... READ the posts about lying!!! If you got that far, you have a DD 214 and a discharge...
          Now go home and get your shine box!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CCCSD View Post
            Sigh... READ the posts about lying!!! If you got that far, you have a DD 214 and a discharge...
            I never got a DD214 when I discharge, they took my military ID and I was sent to out processing that was it.

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            • #7
              If you never got a DD214, then someone forgot to give it to you. It exists and you REALLY need to have a copy of this. I doubt the knee thing is a problem but not having a DD214 is.

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              • #8
                If you went that far, there IS a DD214.
                Now go home and get your shine box!

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                • #9
                  Everyone gets a DD214 if you serve a single day. Google um.. veteran records or something. There's a records department where you can order your DD214. Should take about a week.

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                  • #10
                    Like everyone said, you have a DD214. No, it should not hurt you.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you everyone!

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                      • #12
                        Disclose EVERYTHING and you'll be alright.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the input everyone just got my papers in the mail. Turns out that I have a uncharacterized discharge, someone told me it was like i wasn't even in the service since it did not go beyond 180 days when I entered training. So I even put this down on my application? Thanks again everyone!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by joshua2015 View Post
                            thanks for all the input everyone just got my papers in the mail. Turns out that i have a uncharacterized discharge, someone told me it was like i wasn't even in the service since it did not go beyond 180 days when i entered training. So i even put this down on my application? Thanks again everyone!
                            disclose everything
                            Judge me by the enemies I have made----Unknown

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                            • #15
                              Your timeline doesn't add up for the type OD paperwork. If you completed Basic and AIT as far as you did, you have a 214 with an RE code on it, plus the discharge type.

                              Methinks you have embroidered a bit. Be completely honest, stop trying to make things up, and you MAY survive the process.
                              Now go home and get your shine box!

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