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Old 03-02-2007, 07:37 PM
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I have a major problem with joining the Army. I have a dealing drugs charge when I was 15 and now I can't join the army because of that stupid charge that happened 7 years ago. If there is anyone out there that can shine alittle hope for me. I have always dreamed of becoming a soldier not because of killing and that crap but because of the honor and respect that I would have for myself after becoming a soldier. Yet this government has gone blind to the fact that everyone makes mistakes and if an American wants to join as bad as I do let him join right. Please help me anything will help I've tried everything.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:23 PM
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I have a major problem with joining the Army. I have a dealing drugs charge when I was 15 and now I can't join the army because of that stupid charge that happened 7 years ago. If there is anyone out there that can shine alittle hope for me. I have always dreamed of becoming a soldier not because of killing and that crap but because of the honor and respect that I would have for myself after becoming a soldier. Yet this government has gone blind to the fact that everyone makes mistakes and if an American wants to join as bad as I do let him join right. Please help me anything will help I've tried everything.
You can't and won't even take responsibilities for your own actions, why would I want you in my military? Blaming the government for YOUR mistakes lacks a little maturity.

You broke the law and there is a price for that. At 15, you were old enough to know what you were doing was wrong, so you are fully capable of accepting the responsibility for it.

You may or may not be able to get into the Army in the future, waivers are sometimes available but for something like this they are given on a case by case basis.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:30 PM
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You wrote "I have always dreamed of becoming a soldier" when you were dealing drugs it did not cross your mind that drugs may hinder your dream?
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:07 PM
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You wrote "I have always dreamed of becoming a soldier" when you were dealing drugs it did not cross your mind that drugs may hinder your dream?
lol..... hit the nail on the head.. sadly, Id say the answer is no...
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:30 PM
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HMM, i wonder why he hasnt responded to your guy's post?
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:33 PM
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HMM, i wonder why he hasnt responded to your guy's post?
Would you ?
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:05 AM
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If he is still reading this, then

you may applie for a waiver at meps talk to your recruiter, and it might help you if since you were a minor at the time. No guarentee's but if you keep you nose clean for three more yrs I believ the background check only goes back ten yrs. If you dream of being a soldier, which I doubt but if you did want to know what its like to have the honor and self respect start by doing the right thing.

if you have to ask what that is, don't bother with applying
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:31 AM
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Would you ?
thankfully, i dont think i would ever need to.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:50 AM
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thankfully, i dont think i would ever need to.
Yea, me too... silly lad... hope he has learnt the lesson from making the mistake... if he has, then something good has come of it...
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
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I have a major problem with joining the Army. I have a dealing drugs charge when I was 15 and now I can't join the army because of that stupid charge that happened 7 years ago. If there is anyone out there that can shine alittle hope for me. I have always dreamed of becoming a soldier not because of killing and that crap but because of the honor and respect that I would have for myself after becoming a soldier. Yet this government has gone blind to the fact that everyone makes mistakes and if an American wants to join as bad as I do let him join right. Please help me anything will help I've tried everything.
Maybe, the idea is that, if you were dealing drugs when you were 15, then stereotype says, you were doing drugs when you were 15. If you permanently mess your brain, in the opinion of the military, then permanent is permanent. Why take the risk on a former drug dealer, when you can have someone weilding weaponry and defending lives who isn't a former drug dealer?

Yes, that's mean of me, but really....why would the military take that risk on you?
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