Quote from Alex_x3
Really you wouldn't mention it at all? I don't know about that. I would hate to lie. It's like doing something dishonorable in the start of something honorable. I've read I could qualify for and experimental marijuana waiver, but since it's so competitive I don't know. I would without a doubt mention that charge. No way around that one. So you think mentioning the past drug use is just a no? Sorry I'm rambling lol
Well before my enlistment years ago my recruiter TOLD ME to lie hahahaha. Although that was during the start of OIF and OEF, it may be a different situation now that things are winding down for the military in the Middle East.
But anyhow, I had gone to a Doctors visit at the hospital for asthma when I was younger. My recruiter at the time came right out and said to lie about it. Its not that your doing anything "dishonorable" its just that some of the requirements to get into the military are ridiculous. We are not all super soldiers with the life's pursuit of being perfect in every aspect of our civilian lives. Just because its something that happened years ago doesn't mean your damaged for life and a career in the military. The way I see it, if your not doing drugs anymore and it was only a handful of times you did it with friends and were never caught by the police then just forget about it and say no if asked.
When I went to MEPS before heading to boot camp the military personnel their asked that drug question and even when I said no that I never tried drugs they didn't believe me. They kept asking "really?! are you sure?, are you lying to me!?". Don't let them bully or scare you into answering yes if they ask. They can have all the doubts and suspicions they want about the drug question but the bottom line is you answered no, they cant change that and they cant prove it.
But as far as the shoplifting thing; like I mentioned before your going to have to fess up to that. And also like I said before we are not all super soldiers without a single bump in our past. Sh*t happens before your able to join the military and they may just overlook that past bump of yours