DRB DIGEST/EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DRB DOCKET 2012-082 Honorable, COMDTINST M1000.6, 12.B.16, JFX, Personality Disorder, RE4 Change Narrative Reason; Upgrade to RE code Upgrade to RE3; Amended to Adjustment Disorder and JFY SPD code ADMIN None CORRECTIONS TIS 6 months, 13 days Policy Implications None EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The applicant was discharged in 2001 due to unsuitability based upon the diagnosis of an adjustment disorder. The applicant was referred to the clinic by the command due to below average work and unstable mental health. A psychiatrist concluded that while the career could be salvaged with leadership intervention, the applicant is very discouraged by the work environment and refuses to consider any medical intervention. The applicant’s record supports a diagnosis of adjustment disorder, however the Coast Guard did not adopt the usage of SPD code JFY, Adjustment Disorder until April 2009 in ALCOAST 252/09. Therefore, the Board recommends that the applicant’s narrative reason for discharge be changed to “Adjustment Disorder” with SPD code “JFY”. Additionally, in the absence of any misconduct or negative information in the applicant’s scant record, the Board finds no justification for the more restrictive RE-4 and recommends that the applicant’s RE code be upgraded to RE-3. The Board unanimously recommends an upgrade to RE-3, which will allow for the applicant the opportunity for future military service with a waiver. Additionally, the board unanimously endorses the narrative reason for discharge to be revised to an adjustment disorder. An RE3 reentry code is not an affirmative recommendation for reenlistment, rather it represents that the applicant is not recommended for reenlistment due to a disqualifying factor. Based upon the policies and needs of the gaining Service, the RE3 code may be waived. An RE] is not appropriate or authorized for adjustment disorders. Final Adjudication By Assistant Commandant for Human Resources: Concur with Board. Following relief is granted: 26. Separation Code 27. Re-entry Code 28. Narrative Reason | Adjustment Disorder
Without this information and based on the limited data available, the applicant’s record may better support an adjustment disorder. The Board endorses a change to that the applicant’s narrative reason for discharge to “Adjustment Disorder” with SPD code “JFY”. Discharge Honorable 27.
DRB DIGEST/EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DRB DOCKET 2014-014 RE-3G, Adjustment Disorder, SPD code and Sep Auth amended. None 0 yrs, 11 months, 23 days | Policy Implications | None Policy Implications None EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The applicant was discharged for Personality Disorder in September 2000. In accordance with (post-policy) ALCOAST 252/09, the Board endorses a change to SPD code JFY, Narrative Reason of Adjustment Disorder, and a Re-entry code of RE-3G.
Normally, when a member is separated with less than 180 days of service, they are issued an ‘Uncharacterized’ discharge. Based on the limited amount of supporting documentation, and the standard of reenlistment codes issued for Adjustment Disorder separations, the Board recommends an RE3 reentry code. Final Adjudication by Assistant Commandant For Human Resources: Partial relief on the SPD code, reenlistment code, and Narrative Reason for Separation as follows: SPD code: JFY RE code:...
The applicant was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder with depressed mood by three separate physicians. The Board finds no issues with propriety or equity in this case. The Board unanimously recommends that the applicant’s discharge stand as issued.
After just a few months, the applicant had difficulty adjusting to military life and went to the clinic for a psychiatric review. In accordance with (post-policy) ALCOAST 252/09, the Board recommends a change to SPD code JFY, Narrative Reason of Adjustment Disorder, and a Re-entry code of RE-3G. The FY series was to be aligned with the new narrative reason of ‘Adjustment Disorder’ which is best suited for the medical assessment made by the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth in late 2006.
The Officer of the Day ordered the applicant back to the base as soon as possible. After a thorough review, the applicant’s record supports a diagnosis of adjustment disorder. The Board therefore recommends that the applicant’s narrative reason for discharge be changed to “Adjustment Disorder” with SPD code “JFY”.
DRB DIGEST/EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DRB DOCKET 2012-084 Uncharacterized, COMDTINST M1000.4, 1.B.15, JFY, Adjustment Disorder, RE3G Change Separation code, RE-entry code, and Narrative Reason None Separation Authority amended to COMDTINST M1000.4, Art 1.B.19 TIS | 0 yrs, 1 month, 15 days Policy Implications _| None EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The applicant was discharged for unsuitability due to diagnosis of an adjustment disorder. The closing line of the text indicates that the member will need...
- Spring 2009: Clinic recommended to Discharge the applicant based on the diagnosis of an Adjustment Disorder, the command notified the member of the intent to discharge. - Two months later: Applicant was Discharged from USCG for Unacceptable Conduct. The Board voted 5-0 to recommend relief on the following items: Narrative Reason: Adjustment Disorder SPD code: JFY RE code: RE-3G The applicant’s character of service and separation authority stand as issued.
In the first four months at the new assignment, the applicant was very unstable and suffered with depression which became a burden to the command. Additionally, the applicant made suicidal gestures and comments to gain more attention; amplifying their inability to cope as a productive crew member. In accordance with (post-policy) ALCOAST 252/09, the Board recommends a change to SPD code JFY, Narrative Reason of Adjustment Disorder, and a Re-entry code of RE-3G.
In this regard, PSC stated the following: In accordance with ALCOAST 252/09,1 the applicant’s record should be corrected to show that he received the separation code of JFY [adjustment disorder, not amounting to a disability] with the corresponding narrative reason of adjustment disorder. In light of the above, PSC recommended that the applicant’s DD214 be corrected by changing the separation code to JFY, the reenlistment code to RE-3G, and the narrative reason for separation to adjustment...