Army drops plans to give waivers to recruits with history of mental illness

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The Army’s top officer said Wednesday that the service had “rescinded” a controversial memo permitting people with a history of severe mental illness to seek waivers allowing them to join up.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters the memo was “unauthorized” and its author did not have the authority to change the Army’s recruitment policy.

It was rescinded last night,” Milley said of the memo, which was dated Sept. 7 of this year and initially reported by USA Today on Sunday.

“There wasn’t a change in policy,” Milley added. “There cannot be a change in policy by someone who doesn’t have the authority to change policy. I know it sounds circular.”

According to the memo, potential recruits with a history of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, and drug and alcohol abuse would be eligible to obtain waivers to join the Army.

“For all waivers,” the memo specified, “the burden of proof is on the applicant to provide a clear and meritorious case for why a waiver should be considered.”

Milley said the Army had done a “terrible” job explaining the waiver policy. He explained that in August, the Army delegated decisions on accepting recruits to Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). Snow has the ultimate authority over waivers.

“There’s a whole series of prohibitions from coming into the military,” Gen. Milley said. “We haven’t changed any of those.”

3 comments on “Army drops plans to give waivers to recruits with history of mental illness
  1. This is NOT the only STUPID idea the DOD has in mind. They are short on volunteers because the DOD is KILLING its OWN soldiers right now and the 60 min story tells the tale. Not to mention the Government False Flag Fairy Fable of 911. But having the B1 bombers, the French jets flying over Niger where 5 soldiers died because the targeting system does NOT see the infra-red strobe lights EVERY SINGLE soldier puts on at night; the SNIPER pods of the aircraft itself CANNOT see those blinking lights.
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  2. SPEAKING OF SPORTS,,,,,,I JUST HEARD ON YOUTUBE THAT US AIR FORCE GENERAL HYTEN OF STRATEGIC COMMAND WOULD REFUSE TO CARRY OUT AN ILLEGAL ORDER FROM CINC TRUMP TO LAUNCH A PREVENTIVE NUKE ATTACK…..THIS GENERAL WAS APPOINTED BY BO……now,,,,i learned along time ago,,,,,LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS,,,,,,does this candy for brains general know that speaking as he alledgedly has is CONDUCT UNBECOMING,,,,AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE THINKS,,,,AN OPEN FORUM IS NOT THE PLACE TO VOICE HIS CONCERNS ON THIS MOST GRAVE MATTER,,,,THAT HE IS GIVING AID AND COMFORT TO OUR ENEMIES BY HIS PUBLIC UTTERANCE OF HIS OPINION AND DEVOTION TO DUTY AS HE SEES IT…..this candy for brains general has shown himself to be indiscrete and lacking in judgement of the most grievous kind. IF THIS IS HIS DEVOTION TO DUTY MILITARY BEARING, HE HAS SHOWN BEYOND A DOUBT A LACK OF DISCRETION IN HIS PURSUIT OF VALOR. CURTIS V. LEMAY WAS TO HAVE DISAGREED WITH JFK OVER THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS STRATEGY AND TACTICS,,,,,but it was kept behind closed doors……OUR US AIR FORCE IS CLEARLY FUBAR…..every officer learns on day one,,,,ALWAYS LOOK GOOD AND NEVER LOOK BAD. His lack of prudence and discretion is disgraceful to the extreme.

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