... if this can happen? He is only 11, but this is all he has talked about for 7 years. Do I have to crush his dream? Thanks, Missy
7 Jan 2011
Sorry Missy, but Crohn's is what they call an R-13 rejection. This means that he is not allowed in the military and his file will not be recycled after the normal 3 years. Some prospective soldiers who are denied entrance in the military for one reason or another can try again after 3 years, but Crohn's is a lifetime disqualification for military service.
I know this first hand. At 17, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and a year later, I tried to enter the Air Force in the tradition of my Dad and Step-Dad. No one told me about this qualification and I was utterly destroyed when I was told the bad news.
At least at 11, he has a lot of time to find a new passion. Good luck to you and your son.
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