Dennise
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  • Red Stick, LA
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U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Nov 17, 2012. 12 Replies

 

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Dennise replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"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…"
Nov 17, 2012
Dennise replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"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…"
Nov 17, 2012
David F. replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"Thanks for a clear reasoned post on the topic.  I had the same concerns but not being military I did not feel I had the right to express them.  "
Nov 16, 2012
Mat Bisesto replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"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…"
Nov 15, 2012
Dennise replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"He hopes to be off the meds by the time it would be an issue."
Nov 15, 2012
Dennise replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"Fortunately he doesn't have an eye contact problem."
Nov 15, 2012
David F. replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"The question is largely can he handle the possible situations he will be in.  That is for the recruiter to figure out.  I know that if he is on meds it will be a problem.  "
Nov 15, 2012
Jirby replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"Your best bet would be to talk to an Army officer recruiter. I don't think anyone here can really answer it for you. My guess is the Aspbergers may present a problem, mild as it is. I could be wrong though. The ROTC officer may be able to help…"
Nov 15, 2012
Josh replied to Dennise's discussion U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers
"It all depends.  Some recruiters turn recruits away for asthma, some dont.  "
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U.S. Military and ADD/Aspbergers

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
Nov 15, 2012

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At 9:25am on August 2, 2009, thehuhman said…
Hope you have an awesome Birthday, today, Dennise!
At 4:54am on August 2, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's hoping that your birthday is that of GREATNESS !!!!!
 
 
 

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