This is my first time posting here, and wanted to know if it is possible to request to change my honorable discharge to medical retirement. I served just under 7 years (4 USMC, 2 years 7 months Army). I was infantry with one combat deployment and 2 training deployments throughout South East Asia. I was on a profile basically my entire Army enlistment due to back problems and PTSD. When going over my options with my Medical Officer in Korea he informed me that a med board would likely hold me past my ETS for close to a year and he wouldn't recommend me for much of a rating, he told me it would be a waste of time so I went ahead and finished the rest of my contract on a profile and applied for a voluntary early release to attend college. Within days of getting out off active duty I received my VA disability rating of 100% P&T. I understand DOD ratings are completely different than VA rating but I feel like I was basically lied to by my MO when he said that a med board would have been pointless. I've now been off active duty for almost a year and a half and didn't know if it was possible to go through BCMR to become medically retired.