2003090616C070212 by Smjt2G

VIEWS: 3 PAGES: 5

									                         RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS


      IN THE CASE OF:


      BOARD DATE:    4 March 2004
      DOCKET NUMBER: AR2003090616


      I certify that hereinafter is recorded the true and complete record of the
proceedings of the Army Board for Correction of Military Records in the case of
the above-named individual.

       Mr. Carl W. S. Chun                                 Director
       Ms. Carolyn Wade                                    Analyst


 The following members, a quorum, were present:

       Ms. Kathleen A. Newman                              Chairperson
       Mr. Kenneth L. Wright                               Member
       Mr. Eric N. Anderson                                Member

      The applicant and counsel if any, did not appear before the Board.

      The Board considered the following evidence:

      Exhibit A - Application for correction of military records.

      Exhibit B - Military Personnel Records (including advisory opinion, if any).
ABCMR Record of Proceedings (cont)                            AR2003090616

THE APPLICANT'S REQUEST, STATEMENT, AND EVIDENCE:

1. The applicant requests that her narrative reason for separation (Item 28) and
reentry code (Item 27) be eliminated from her DD Form 214 (Certificate of
Release or Discharge from Active Duty).

2. The applicant states that extensive testing by Dr. Hxxxxxy indicates no
"Personality Disorder" is evident and that the comprehensive readout reveals no
"Personality Disorder."

3. The applicant provides a copy of a two-page psychological evaluation that
was administered to her by civilian Dr. Hxxxxxy, psychologist.

CONSIDERATION OF EVIDENCE:

1. The applicant enlisted in the Regular Army on 7 November 2001 in the rank of
specialist/E-4 and for training in military occupational specialty (MOS) 31L (Wire
Systems Installer).

2. On 11 April 2002, the applicant was admitted to the hospital as a patient for
evaluation, treatment, and disposition. Following evaluation and treatment, the
applicant was returned to duty. She was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder
with mixed disturbance of emotion and conduct. It was also noted that she had
an additional or associated diagnosis of histrionic and obsessive-compulsive
traits. The applicant was given a follow-up appointment with the Fort Huachuca
Mental Health Clinic.

3. The evidence of record is void of the specific facts and circumstances that led
to the applicant's discharge from the service; however, it does contain a copy of
the applicant's DD Form 214, which was authenticated by the applicant.

4. The applicant's DD Form 214 shows she was honorably discharged on
17 May 2002 under the provisions of chapter 5, Army Regulation 635-200 by
reason of personality disorder with an honorable discharge. It also shows her
reentry (RE) code as RE-3.

5. On 17 May 2002, the applicant was discharged from the Army after
completing 6 months and 11 days of active military service and 8 months and
2 days total time in service.

6. On 21 June 2002, the applicant self-referred for a psychological evaluation to
determine her current level of functioning and her appropriateness for dealing
with stressful work situations. The results of the HTP Projective Test and the
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory II showed the applicant scored a 98
(significant) in the compulsive category.
                                        2
ABCMR Record of Proceedings (cont)                             AR2003090616

7. On 20 December 2002, the applicant applied to the Army Discharge Review
Board (ADRB) to change her characterization of service from honorable to
uncharacterized. On 23 April 2003, the ADRB denied the applicant's request to
change her characterization of service.

8. Army Regulation 635-200, currently in effect, sets forth the basic authority for
the separation of enlisted personnel. Paragraph 5-13 provides in pertinent part,
when separation is because of a personality disorder, the service of a Soldier
separated per this paragraph will be characterized as honorable unless entry-
level separation is required under chapter 3, section III.

9. Army Regulation 635-5-1, Separation Program Designator (SPD) Codes,
contains narrative reasons for discharge, the appropriate SPD codes for those
narrative reasons, and a cross-reference to the applicable RE code. Soldiers
separated by reason of "Personality Disorder" are issued an RE code of RE-3.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS:

1. Although the facts and circumstances pertaining to the applicant's discharge
proceedings are not available, the Board presumes government regularity in the
processing of the applicant's discharge from the Army. There is no indication in
the available records of any procedural errors that would jeopardize the
applicant's rights.

2. The applicant provides documentation from Dr. Hxxxxxy stating that she does
not have a "Personality Disorder;" however, the evidence of record shows that
the testing performed by Dr. Hxxxxxy reflects that the applicant scored a 98
(significant) in the compulsive category. This documentation tends to support the
diagnosis provided by the Army medical staff that the applicant had obsessive-
compulsive traits.

3. The applicant's RE code of RE-3 is the appropriate code for her narrative
reason for discharge. Additionally, RE-3 is a waivable RE code, permitting the
applicant to reapply for military service.




                                         3
ABCMR Record of Proceedings (cont)                             AR2003090616

BOARD VOTE:

________ ________ ________ GRANT RELIEF

________ ________ ________ GRANT FORMAL HEARING

__kan___ __klw___ __ena___ DENY APPLICATION

BOARD DETERMINATION/RECOMMENDATION:

The evidence presented does not demonstrate the existence of a probable error
or injustice. Therefore, the Board determined that the overall merits of this case
are insufficient as a basis for correction of the records of the individual
concerned.




                                        Kathleen A. Newman
                                    ______________________
                                        CHAIRPERSON




                                         4
ABCMR Record of Proceedings (cont)              AR2003090616


                                 INDEX

CASE ID                    AR2003090616
SUFFIX
RECON
DATE BOARDED               20040304
TYPE OF DISCHARGE          HD
DATE OF DISCHARGE          20020517
DISCHARGE AUTHORITY        AR 635-200, Chap 5
DISCHARGE REASON           A86.00
BOARD DECISION             (DENY)
REVIEW AUTHORITY
ISSUES     1.              144.0000
           2.              144.0113
           3.
           4.
           5.
           6.




                                      5

								
To top