I've been an avid reader of this website for awhile now. I've found a lot of useful informantion that I have been able to pass along to my soldiers and friends. I'm a retention NCO for my BN and my job involves helping soldiers out whether they want to stay in the army, or not. I currently have a soldier that is supposed to be MEB for his back. Yet his paperwork has not "made it" to the acual MEB. He has tried calling them but all they tell him is that his paperwork has not being reviewed because of backlog. Now his chain of command is pushing to have this soldier chaptered because of weight issues, can they actually do this? And what can he do to get his MEB started before he is chaptered out? His primary health provider was the one that put in for the medboard but he tells him that he cannot do anything more after submitting the paperwork. If anyone can help me point him in the right direction, it would be very much appreciated.