I want to join but can't

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I want to join but the military is what is stopping me I've been to a couple of different states to see if they would take me but its either one charge is stopping me or the other charge is stopping me so if any one the charges that are stopping me are only misdemeanors and they are a domestic battery on a ex and the other one is possesion of marijuana if anyone knows a state that would allow both of them please email me.
i went to ohio and they would let me in but the only thing stopping me was the domestic and in indiana the only thing stopping me is the possesion charge thank you for you help and answers.

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MSG Glenn
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Charges Against You

It makes no difference which state you're in. The Army has a policy of not granting many waivers at this time. That's nation-wide.

Sometime a waiver is given for certain offenses but at this time no drug offenses & I think that a domestic violence charge is unwaiverable at any time.

You didn't specify if you were trying to get in the Army National Guard or the Regular Army. Sometimes each state has a different policy about granting waivers if you want to go part-time in the Guard. It's the state that controls the National Guard with the Governor as the Commander-in-Chief.

These policies can change often depending on how many Soldiers are needed at that particular time. At times their shortages can be made up in a few weeks & then the policy becomes stricter.

ceagle (not verified)
I want to be in the regular

I want to be in the regular army but at this time i would take anything I could to get in thats if i can go national guard then i will and ive been talking to a sgt. and he said he could try and get a waiver for me on the domestic battery and it wasnt on a family member just on a ex.

MSG Glenn
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Good Recruiter

If he's willing to give it a try then by all means go for it. Just don't get your expectations too high.

If it's Regular Army you want I'd stay away from the National Guard if I were you. It's one weekend a month & two weeks of annual training a year but you still might get some active duty time if your Guard unit gets activated & deployed. Due to the deployment tempos that the Guard & Reserve are going through sometimes they're reluctant to let people go to the Regular Army. Even if they did allow you to transfer over the same standards apply as if you were first enlisting Regular Army.

The Army National Guard uses different Recruiters than the Regular Army & Army Reserve.

sweetchef1012 (not verified)
I want to enlist

I want to enlist in the army but was told 4yrs ago that couldn't because i was disqualifed for medical reason. I had surgery 9 yrs ago, but never have i had any problems from that surgery. I was medically released by all doctor. I was wondering if my disqualification could be re-evaluated at MEPs and if i could get a second opinion.

MSG Glenn
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Try Again

If you were disqualified medically 4 years ago when the Army needed people & the ecomomy was good with plenty of civilian jobs available I wouldn't hold out much hope of being allowed in at this time.

However - people, MEPS doctors included, can make mistakes. What does your Recruiter have to say about this? Is he willing to give it a try? If he sets up an appointment for you to go back to MEPS then there's a little hope for you. He's the one who should know whether your medical problem is a factor for permanent disqualification. There are some that are. I don't know which they are but I know that even if you're 100% cleared you still can't serve. The only hope I have is the fact that 4 more years have passed with no reoccurance of your problem. This has to help.

Good luck & keep us posted on the results.

louis.rendon@yahoo.com (not verified)
DWI

I was just charged with a DWI and a court date is pending, I have no other convictions on my record will this keep me from joining the army.

MSG Glenn
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Re:DWI

That all depends on what your offense is characterized as - a misdemeanor or a felony. If it's a felony then it's a no-go, a misdemeanor, then it's possible.

You won't be allowed to enlist until all of your court dates are finished, all jail time if any, all probation, all fines paid, and if you get community service as a penalty that, too, will have to be completed.

After all of your legal obligations are met then see a Recruiter. Be absolutely honest with him about what happened. He'll find out if you've lied to him & that'll be an automatic permanent disqualification.

icer560 (not verified)
Bad Guy

Well guys I don't know about domestic violence and dwi's but I have a Robbery charge but I've done all my time day for day and I'm thru with that is there a way I can join? I want to join regular army full time. Do I have a shot?

MSG Glenn
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No.

No.

itsjeneric (not verified)
re enlistment

i was in the marine corps and was discharged with either a re-3 or re-4 im not sure which one. i am really wanting to join back up, and i realized i made a huge mistake, is there any waiver that could get me back in somehow, some way?

MSG Glenn
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No.

No.

Lynch (not verified)
du and stolen 4wheeler

I have a DUI n 1 adult felony case. I was in the delayed entry program b4 went 2 jail. Is there any hope? I did complete a Military correctional alternative program and my record was pardoned. Please tell me if there is any way im stll elilgble to re jon.

MSG Glenn
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No.

No.

birdman13 (not verified)
Sealed

i want to join the Army, i was actually supposed to be in boot camp in May of 2009 but had to stay back due to my fathers death. i have a felonny (air soft pistol) and a misdemenor(possessiona of a pocket knife) and a assult charge that was reduced to a miss,,, i was under 18 years old and the record has been sealed and eveything done with.

Is it possible for me to get in now. give it another try. even though they are pulling troops back. and does your credit score have anyhing to do with your enlistment? plus i had a DUI in california but the license has been restored

MSG Glenn
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No

No.

MSG Glenn
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Further Info

Just to elaborate - there are no such things as sealed or expunged records for Army Recruiting. The same goes for juvenile records that nobody else can see. If you omit disclosing any of those a Recruiter will be able to find out about the records & then you will be permanently disqualified for military service for lying about it.

The Army can afford to only allow those with squeaky-clean records to enlist at this time because they have plenty of prospective recruits.

I am NOT a Recruiter. It's best to contact a Recruiter & have him turn you down. You never can tell. Anything is possible but I wouldn't hold my breathe if I were you. Too many issues.

jstaake87 (not verified)
i want to enlist

i want to join the army its be a child hood dream but befor i got ther i got 2 felonys in 2005 burglary, and misuse of a credit card and i hav a few misdamenors to
i have not been in any trouble since. do i have a chance? if so what do i need to do?

MSG Glenn
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No. Didn't you even attempt

No.

Didn't you even attempt to read anyone else's post? Everyone asks the same damn question & I always give the same damn answer - IF YOU HAVE A FELONY YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENLIST. IF YOU HAVE MISDEMEANORS YOU WILL NEED A WAIVER & THOSE ARE NOT BEING GRANTED TOO OFTEN.

Tbe Army does not need law breakers with a record at this time.

epasc13 (not verified)
plate in ankle

ive had a plate in my ankle for 2 years because of a fractured fibula. is it possible for me to join without getting it removed. ive had no problems with it, my ankle has full motion and been working out on it and playing sports with it. i appreciate any answers

MSG Glenn
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You'll Have to Be Examined...

...and be given a clearance by your doctor. I've known of some who were allowed to enlist with permanent plates. If yours has to come out eventually I'd say the Army might take you after it's out & you get that clearance.

You should see or contact a Recruiter. He's the only one who can tell you if you have a chance of joining & if there is, what you have to do to qualify for enlistment with or without a waiver. This might be good time to do that because Recruiters aren't quite so busy this time of year.