"Excellent points. #4 is a concern, but as he gets older it has diminished greatly.
I have planted the seed that there are many ways he can serve as a civilian. He is very concerned with how soldiers deal with returning stateside after combat. I told…"
"I don't want to discourage him, but I want to make sure he is fully informed. I have an appointment to speak with in JROTC instructor after Thanksgiving and everyone input will help me know what to discuss with him.
Thank you for the thoughtful…"
"Before commenting I want it to be clear that I have only a superficial understanding of the challenges your son faces. You know your son and his capabilities best.
That being said, as a leader in the Army, I'd like to point out a few…"
My son is in JROTC. He has very mild Aspbergers and ADD and is doing extremely well without scholastic accommodations and medication for the ADD. If he takes the ROTC path in college and gets off his meds do you think there is a chance the Army would accept him? I have read many differing opinions on this.He is a driven young man with a strong desire to serve.See More
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"Still alive? Great - keep that up.
Feeling unfulfilled (like you have not accomplished much) and rejected is part of being 16. Do what you need to do, don't give up what you enjoy for the sake of others, and be patient with yourself. Things…"