I am an E-7 and have been in the Regular Army for 18 years 3 months. I am in an AC/RC unit at Travis Air Force Base California. The MEB office at David Grant sent my packet to Madigan 11 days ago (as of 1-Sep-08). The lady who handles the MEB paperwork at the MEB office here at Travis told me that I would have to fly to Madigan and have all of the Doctors re-evaluate what the AF doctors have stated. Is this true?
I have been diagnosed with PTSD and am awaiting narratives from rheumatology, ophthalmology, primary care, and gastro-entrology for possible spondylosis, iritus, back injury, GERD/Acid Reflux disease in order. The lady from the MEB office here at Travis told me she just sent in the paperwork she had now (the narrative from my Psychiatrist) as a heads up to Madigan. Does this sound right? I will be able to send in the rest of the narratives and paperwork after this won't I?
I have an appointment with the neuro-ophthalmology on the 23rd of September at UC Davis; it seems that it is very hard to get a neuro-ophthalmology appointment here in California. I must then bring all of the paperwork back from U.C. Davis to my ophthalmologist to do the narrative for my right eye. They say the symptoms (photophobia and severe eye pain) do not support the findings because they can not find any inflamed cells in the eye, so that is why they are sending me to U.C. Davis.
I understand at Madigan they tend to be very hard on the Soldiers going to an MEB and try to screw them, especially for PTSD; does anyone know if this is true?
My Commander (a Captain) will give me the Commanders letter of limitations in the next couple of days that states,
----"SFC Skaggs's inability to perform very basic physical and mental tasks such as running, jumping, and any high impact activity as well as administrative functions reduces his and his unit's ability to complete their wartime mission. The 13D (Field Artillery) MOS has many physically and mentally demanding needs. This soldier cannot complete many of these tasks efficiently. I believe that this soldier's limitations are so restrictive that they preclude satisfactory physical performance or mentally demanding activity in any MOS or specialty code which the Army has a need. I recommend that SFC Skaggs be referred to the Army's Physical disability system."----
How much weight does the Commanders letter of limitations hold, does this sound like a good one?
How long does the MEB at Madigan usually take once they receive all of the paperwork, does anyone know?
Will the PEB take place at Madigan as well?
Can anyone give me some general advice of what I need to do?
I really appreciate the help and this board. This board is one great thing for sure. Thanks again....