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Can my SO still join military?

My fiance has a metal rod in his leg from his knee to his hip from a car accident he was involved in when he was a teen...he can't run very far or fast.

In the past he admitted himself to a hospital for assisted detox to recover from a prescription pill addiction but was never in any legal trouble.

He's a great mechanic; but can't find work; I'm thinking all branches need techs to keep their equipment in order...but does his past exclude him from consideration?

Thanks - oh & sorry not sure what would have been the best catagory to put this in...

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • no probably not
    Just because of the metal rod

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • most likely not.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • they dont do xrays he can go in just don't tell them. EVER i had food surgery and have pins in my foot big no no. they never checked or found out. he can lie. tell him to join the army. they take terrorist. I am sure they will take him 2.

    Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 10:42 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I don't know about the detox thing, but I'm pretty sure that the metal rod is something that will keep him from joining. And he shouldn't try to hide it, b/c if they ever find out they could try to charge him with...I think the term is fraudulent enlistment. I can't remember if that was the exact term used, but I know someone whose dad was going to be charged with it b/c he hid asthma when he joined, and when they found out, they were going to charge him.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 11:17 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • If he can't do boot camp forget about it. They are probably outsourcing as much as possible. So if would be good for him to find out which companies have those contracts and get a civiliam position.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Thx for the info ladies...

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Probably a stupid question but is there an age limit? He's 33.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

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