Ex Army - Diagnosed with PTSD

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Ex Army - Diagnosed with PTSD looking to join RN

Hi all,

I'm ex Army and I was discharged in 2006 with PTSD. I have been looking at a career in the RN for a few months now and would love to join as an ME, as I kind of made a bad career move in the Army with the Infantry... My PTSD symptoms are gone, and have been for a few months, but I'm worried my AD perscription (which I never actually got in to a full course of) will stop me from joining! I am gong to the AFCO on Friday, but wondered if anyone could give me any advice??
 
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Hi all,

I'm ex Army and I was discharged in 2006 with PTSD. I have been looking at a career in the RN for a few months now and would love to join as an ME, as I kind of made a bad career move in the Army with the Infantry... My PTSD symptoms are gone, and have been for a few months, but I'm worried my AD perscription (which I never actually got in to a full course of) will stop me from joining! I am gong to the AFCO on Friday, but wondered if anyone could give me any advice??
Welcome, Tom.

How old are you?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
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From an AFCO perspective, it's the medical Examiner's shout, not that of the AFCO.

Having recently processed a guy in a similar situation recently and in order to manage realistic expectations, a medical discharge for PTSD can significantly affect future employment prospects in the Armed Forces due to the fact there is a higher than average likelihood that the circumstances or environment giving rise to the condition causing discharge could unfortunately recur.

Obviously each case is treated upon it's individual circumstances, but the advice is to keep alternative career options ongoing whilst submitting an application to rejoin the Armed Forces to maintain fall back options if things don't go your way.

In any event, best of luck.
 
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angrydoc

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The caution is in the diagnosis. If it is sound, then you are unlikely to pass the medical I'm afraid.

Sorry.

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