Ok so i'm 20 years old and going to school for my bachelors in nursing. I want nothing more in life than to be a navy nurse. It is my dream job. I don't have any medical problems. I want to join the navy nurse corps, and be an officer nurse. I've spoken to a recruiter and he said that any past crimes could affect my being accepted. When i was 16 i was stupid and got caught shop lifting around $40 worth of stuff. They called the police, but i didn't have my fingerprints taken, or any mug shots. I didn't go to court, i went through a diversion program and that was it. I have tried marijuana 3 times to be exact and i would never do it again or break the law again. It makes me feel so depressed that my whole dream could be ended because of my dumb choices as a dumb teen. I still have until next summer before i join. I need to lose weight and better my fitness before i talk to a recruiter. This isn't a problem because i have already set my mind to getting into shape and nothing will stop me. The real problems are the ones that i mentioned. Did anyone else have any similar problems, and become an officer? if any recruiters could help, that would mean so much. I want to serve my country, i know what I've done is wrong and I 100% own up to it. What do you guys think? Am i a lost cause?