RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
AIR FORCE BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS
IN THE MATTER OF: DOCKET NUMBER: BC-2003-02469
INDEX NUMBER: 100.00
HEARING DESIRED: NO
APPLICANT REQUESTS THAT:
The reason for his discharge be changed from fraudulent
enlistment to medical.
THE APPLICANT CONTENDS THAT:
He states that all information was given to his recruiter and he
was never diagnosed with asthma. He was told that he needed only
to submit the prior three years of his medical history.
In support of the appeal, applicant provided documentation
associated with his discharge processing and documents extracted
from his civilian medical records. His complete submission, with
attachments, is at Exhibit A.
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
Applicant enlisted in the Regular Air Force on 11 February 2003
in the grade of airman basic. During basic military training he
complained of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest
tightness when running and at rest. On 25 April 2003, he was
evaluated in the Allergy Clinic at Wilford Hall Medical Center.
He reported that these symptoms were present prior to basic
training during childhood with exercise and viral illness; that
he used inhalers at age 12, and that he had a history of asthma
and allergy during childhood. Histamine bronchoprovocation
testing was markedly positive that reversed with bronchodilator
medication consistent with a diagnosis of asthma which is
disqualifying for military service.
On 6 May 2003, he was administratively discharged with an entry-
level separation for fraudulent entry into the military service
due to a diagnosis of asthma.
AIR FORCE EVALUATION:
The BCMR Medical Consultant recommends the application be denied
and states, in part, that although he contends he provided
medical information for the three years up to the time of his
enlistment, there is no evidence to confirm this. Further,
copies of civilian medical records obtained after entry into
active duty shows he was treated for sinusitis, bronchitis,
wheezing, allergies, reactive airways disease, and possible
asthma. The applicant did not respond in the affirmative to
questions on his enlistment medical examination forms that
specifically queried for this medical history. Based on the
above, the Medical Consultant is of the opinion that no change in
the records is warranted. The Medical Consultant’s evaluation is
at Exhibit C.
AFPC/DPPRS reviewed this application and states they concur with
the Medical Consultant’s evaluation and recommend no change in
the records. The DPPRS evaluation is attached at Exhibit D.
APPLICANT’S REVIEW OF AIR FORCE EVALUATION:
Copies of the Air Force evaluations were forwarded to the
applicant on 30 Jan 04 for review and comment within 30 days. As
of this date, this office has received no response.
THE BOARD CONCLUDES THAT:
1. The applicant has exhausted all remedies provided by existing
law or regulations.
2. The application was timely filed.
3. Insufficient relevant evidence has been presented to
demonstrate the existence of error or injustice that would
warrant corrective action. We see no evidence of an error in
this case and after review of the available evidence, we do not
believe the applicant has been the victim of an injustice. We
find no indication that the actions taken to affect the
applicant's discharge were improper or contrary to the provisions
of the governing regulations. Therefore, we agree with the
opinions and recommendation of the Air Force offices of primary
responsibility and adopt their rationale as the basis for our
conclusion that the applicant has not been the victim of an error
or injustice. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, we
find no compelling basis to recommend granting the relief sought
in this application.
THE BOARD DETERMINES THAT:
The applicant be notified that the evidence presented did not
demonstrate the existence of material error or injustice; that
the application was denied without a personal appearance; and
that the application will only be reconsidered upon the
submission of newly discovered relevant evidence not considered
with this application.
The following members of the Board considered AFBCMR Docket
Number BC-2003-02469 in Executive Session on 16 Mar 04, under the
provisions of AFI 36-2603:
Ms. Olga M. Crerar, Panel Chair
Mr. James W. Russell III, Member
Mr. James A. Wolfe, Member
The following documentary evidence was considered:
Exhibit A. DD Form 149, dated 1 Jul 03, w/atchs.
Exhibit B. Applicant's Master Personnel Records.
Exhibit C. Letter, BCMR Medical Consultant, dated 2 Dec 03.
Exhibit D. Letter, AFPC/DPPRS, dated 20 Jan 04.
Exhibit E. Letter, SAF/MRBR, dated 30 Jan 04.
OLGA M. CRERAR