Thank you for your overview of the legions equivelant of processing. As an american who intends to join the legion I will learn from your experience and apply it to my prep plan. It took alot of balls to try what you did and I respect you for it greatly.
I had a same condition after getting "inapate definitif" from ffl. I had spend 31 days in aubagne in 2016, Commission was little bit longer due to Christmas and new year. They send me back to civil after being blue. Every time I am thinking about legion. I had appeal to COMLE with handwritten letter in French translation more than 9 times. But I have not get any response.