I've posted once before regarding how long it is taking for my son to get an answer regarding his eligibility for Army service. My husband and I both are Air Force Vets, so watching how the Army recruiter is handling my son's case is beyond frustrating. This is the deal: my son was disqualified for service with the Air Force and Navy for medical reasons. His issues (tree nut allergy (NOT peanut) and ADHD meds (over 3 years ago) caused him to be rejected by the other two branches. While he was processing with the Navy, the Army recruiter kept calling him, telling him she could get him waivers and telling him that the Navy could not guarantee jobs for him like the Army could (he got an 80 on the ASVAB, 90 on electronics portion).
In any case, this "process" has been going on now for over 3 1/2 months. Lost paperwork, TWICE, excuses that her first sergeant is the problem, etc. Now she is saying maybe he should try for the reserves first THEN he can transfer to active duty?! Why would a recruiter tell a possible recruit such a thing if she hasn't heard anything yet?
I would very much appreciate any insight into this situation and what our options are and any actions we should take. I understand the waiver process CAN take some time, but at the very least, we should hear a YES or NO in a timely fashion. The Air Force and the Navy were very timely in their dealings with my son and that was much appreciated.
Thanks so much!