"QR 1975 PARA 9.381 defect in enlistment procedure"
anyone know why i would have been given this discharge code, and what it means?
i had been accepted bassed on my aptitude test, fitness, and medical tests. then the week before i started basic training i injured myself, and uppon arival to basic training i was deemed unable to serve at the time and discharged.
after a year my backpain was completely gone (naturally - no med, or doctor visits) and now 7 years on. i have no problems.
The defect on enlistment procedure just caters for getting rid of anyone enlistments that shouldnt be there to be honest.
As you have turned up with an injury which is likely to resolve itself over a period of time and given that it is an injury that wasnt attributable to military service, they will have discharged you to cover themselves, straight away by turning up with an injury you become a liability which the military won't want or shouldnt have to deal with.
I personnally think you will be fine, a defect on enlistment isnt a bar to entry and if you speak to your local office they should be able to give you advice on how to re-apply and if there is going to be any other action needed, chances are you will need a GP or specialist letter confirming when you reapply, that there is nothing wrong with you and you will then get thrown back into the selection system.