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can someone get discharged for sleepwalking?
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can someone get discharged for sleepwalking?

I know someone who has recently started sleepwalking at basic training, I dont know if they have ever had a history of sleepwalking, but I would like to know if this is grounds for discharge/separation?
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he is in the army infrantry.... and people have noticed his sleepwalking... he said that he was meeting with medical people, but i wont hear back for a week til i get a letter.... please only army people answer! thanks!


2008-04-03 01:22:43 +0000
I know someone who sleepwalks, and who did an entire tour in Iraq in the Marine Corps infantry. It might be grounds for non-combat duty, but if nobody notices, or it doesn't cause problems, he'll be alright.

2008-04-03 01:22:09 +0000
probably not, unless he has a medical history, or can be diagnosed with a medical condition that would interfer with his performance as a soldier.

2008-04-03 01:21:15 +0000
In the Navy- yup.

2008-04-03 01:25:34 +0000
Sleepwalking after your 13th birthday is disqualifying for entry into the armed forces. Anyone who enters with it and is discovered will be given a general discharge under honorable conditions for a pre-existing disqualifying medical condition with a re-enlistment code of RE-4 which will prevent their entry into any other branch.
The source below is the medical standard for this condition.

2008-04-03 01:22:15 +0000
They might get medically discharged. But, the doc would have to examine your "friend" before a definite answer would be given.

2008-04-03 01:37:36 +0000
Bush would send a blind deaf old lady to Iraq if he cud

2008-04-03 01:22:11 +0000
Join the navy and find out if you sleepswim also.

2008-04-03 01:21:31 +0000
what do u mean by discharge/seperation
u mean like being sent home?

2008-04-03 01:24:50 +0000
I'm sure its possible. You'd like to stick up for the soldier and say he/she can't help it, but something like that could get someone hurt or killed, especially in a combat zone. People have been able to do astonishing things while sleepwalking and while downrange, everyone is armed. Picking up a nearby weapon wouldn't be that hard. I'm sure it would depend on the severity of the condition and a military doctor's opinion. I don't know the regs but there are some things that can keep a person from making the cut in the military and pre-existing medical conditions are one of them.

2008-04-03 01:21:12 +0000
If they can prove its a medical condition prolly

2008-04-03 01:21:49 +0000
It might be grounds for a trip to the stockade.

2008-04-03 13:48:03 +0000
Yes, my son had a friend in Navy OS A-School that was separated because of sleepwalking last year.

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