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Unfit for duty

September 3rd, 2008 1 comment

TDRL Unfit for Duty

I have some pretty big news to those of you that have been reading my journal for the past couple years. It seems the higher-ups in the Navy have decided that I am unfit for duty, and should be discharged. They have recommended my case be submitted to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB). The PEB basically reviews the medical evidence and makes determinations of fitness or unfitness to continue service. If the service member is found unfit, the PEB then determines the percentage of the service member’s disability compensation using the Veterans Administration Schedule for Rating Disability (VASRD). Depending on the severity of the injury, the service member either receives medical retirement or severance pay. Read more…

Trip to Newport Naval Hospital, part II

March 27th, 2007 No comments

I had my 1 year review with Navy LtCmdr P. down in Newport this morning. He was excited to see how well I’m doing and is going to put me on a 6 month “limited duty” status. I now have a 6 month window to keep training and prove to the Marines that I’m fit to return to OCS and become an officer. At the end of the 6 months, my case will appear in front of a medical board in DC to determine if I should return to full duty or be permanently separated.

Read Trip to Newport Naval Hospital, part I.