Hi All, I am a new member here with a question. I suffered a shoulder dislocation while on active duty in 1993(Berlin). I suffered another dislocation on the same shoulder in 1994 while in Haiti for Operation Uphold Democracy. I was sent to physical therapy for one year and given a P3 profile.(I was an 11B Squad Leader) I went thru the ETS physical where the doctor informed me to seek VA compensation which I did.(that was in 1995 when I ets'd) The VA awarded me 20% because according to them and their wisdom "it does not limit daily life activities". In 1997 I suffered yet another dislocation of the same shoulder. In 2000 I elected to join the National Guard to continue service, I did not want to waste my 11 years of active duty time. last year in 2007 I dislocated the same shoulder. I saw a specialist in Orthopedics who recommended surgery. here is the kicker. I now have 17 years of service and I am being referred to the MEB and quite possibly the PEB as well. what would be the end result? I don't want to be kicked oout and waste all my years. I have also requested for copies of my medical records from St. Louis Missouri, does anyone know how long it takes to receive them? any advice would be appreciated. I am currently serving as a 74D. Chemical Operations Specialist. Thank you for taking the time to read this.