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I am in AIT with Depression How Can I Get out of the Army?

I am currently at ait but have told my platoon Sargent I want out I have spoken to a counselor and now I have to wait but my depression is getting worse and worse how long does it take if I can get discharged or what other ways can I go about getting out the right way


You are following the right path. You will need to be patience with the process. Keep your chain of command informed of the situation and your behavioral health issues. If they worsen after duties hours seek assistance from the Emergency Room. Make sure you use the buddy system. Your Chain of Command cares and I am sure they are trying to move the process as fast as possible but this is a two way street. You need to keep them up to date on your specific situation. If you are concerned that you are not being heard you can always contact the commander/1SG on open door policy.


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posted on 09/12/2018 under Q&A
Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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