I enlisted at the age of 18 in the Texas National Guard in the fall of 98 finished basic went on exodus made a stupid choice that ended up getting me discharged when I returned to AIT. At the time the 1SG had mentioned that since it was before my 180 days it wouldn't show on my record and after 6 months I could possibly reenlist.
I waited almost a year and talked to a recruiter was honest told the situation and was told that reenlistment was not an option that the army had "stiffened it's policy's". I let it go.
As the years have gone by i regret what happened and really want to reenlist. The summer of 2008 I called a Reserve recruiter and was told a different story. He said that depending on my RE code that I may need a moral waiver to re enlist. I went in he had my NGB22 faxed that had an re code 3. I started filling out the security packet got my college transcripts and the names and addresses of 5 friends to vouch for me.
Went back a week later the recruiter was on vacation, talked with the NCO in charge there and was again told a different story, that a waiver may not be possible. Yet again discouraged I didn't pursue reenlisting.
Last week I called and talked with the same recruiter I was working with before and was told this time that no waivers were being given and to try back around Aug. or Sept.
Now I'm confused. So I got online did some digging and found the Recruiting Battalion information for my area and wrote a letter to the BN CSM for the Dallas area explained in the letter in full detail my situation and that in the 10 years since I have gone back to school have one class left and I will have a Assoc. in Software Programming and that I have some upstanding folks in my community that will vouch for me.
I keep getting various stories on my being able to reenlist. I thought that when i filled out the security packet and all that the recruiter would call me and say " time to go to meps " but I never heard from him even when he got back from vacation.
What options do i have? Sit and wait?