Disabled Vet wanting to join the NC National Guard. What is the Process? ?
I receive 30% disability through the VA. I have 8 years of active Army service. I would like to go into the NC national guard and finish my last 12. I have spoken to a recruiter once before and he told me I would have to get pass a Physical and waive my current disability status to join the Guard. Though I would lose some money in the beginning, the retirement pay and the ability to use TRI CARE during retirement out weigh my loses. Plus I just plain miss being in the military. My main question is if I go through with this physical and waive my disability is it possible for them to disqualify me from entering the guard and i still lose my disability. If this helps at all, my disability rating are 10% for each knee, 10% tinnitus, 0% Hearing loss. Any educated help would be greatly appreciated. I am only 30 years old. I only got out in 2005. I have heard about the Reserves personal serving with VA benefits. I should talk to them, the only reason I was trying to go Guard was cause NC kicks in some money at retirement. No I was not bown up by an IED, thank god. Just was close enough to enough crap to ruin my hearing. As for the knees, doctor said some people are born to run and others are not. Basicly he said I wore them out. The doctor said they would get better eventually as long as I dont beat on them. After four years I can run 3 miles 3 times a week without severe pain or swelling. I would never make it active duty again but I can handle the part time stuff. Lol, Dude you have done your research, I will give you that. I am thankful for your input. Though it is apparent you have never served. Yes the Army requires only 2 miles, the Marines 3 and so on. Though that is just a timed assessment you do twice a year. Most Active Army units run a minimum of 4 miles three days a week. Normaly between 4-6 miles. I have ran up to 12 miles before, though that was seldom. Trust me dude, I played that game for 8 years I know what my bady can handle. I refuse to be a broke dick NCO. But thanks for your input.
Asked By: john z - 1/27/2009
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How old are you, sir? The number one thing you need to worry about is age. Even with the current war the US Army is not taking anyone over the age of 48. You can recieve waivers for that but they will not waive a disabled vet that is over 48. So, essentially, if you are over 48 you should just let it go... More
Answered By: James S - 1/27/2009
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This is NOT going to happen. - Yggdrasil 100% Disabled Veteran
Answered By: Yggdrasil - 1/27/2009
First...Thank You for Your Service... More
Answered By: marine5 - 1/27/2009
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