Moral Waiver Denied

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Steve1603
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So I just a little background when I was younger between 2006 and 2007 when I was 20 and 21 I acquired a DUI for having marijuana in my system (I was not high at the time but did have THC in my system), on a separate charge I was charged with possession of marijuana, and then in 2007 got a DUI a couple of weeks after my 21st birthday (did not wreck just ran a red light in the early morning hours with no one around).

That being said its been ten years since that happened (I am 31 years of age) and the most recent thing on my record was a speeding ticket in 2011. I was young and dumb. I started the enlistment process, got a 76 on my ASVAB and passed all MEPS physical requirements. I gathered all documentations for my moral waiver and had excellent references. I passed my phone interview with my recruiters CO and then with the BC which all BC's recently switch commands and then had to do a 2nd interview with the new BC who also approved me for enlistment. The waiver got sent up to the commanding general who then denied it.

I have since wrote letters the the congressmen and asked that they approve me for enlistment. Is there anything else I can do. I really to serve my country as it would be mutually beneficial for my family (solid future, career advancement) as well the armed forces as I plan on putting 20 years of service.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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MSG Glenn
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@Steve1603

It appears that if the CG doesn't want to approve your waiver then it has gone all the way to the top. I'm not sure whether a Congressman can or will do anything but it sure is worth a try.

I have to agree that the Military is a stable job but not a very stable family situation. If you're lucky you can get on-post housing but then in a few years it's pick up stakes & move. Then there are the deployments lasting a year on the average. Not knocking it. My family got along just fine & my 3 kids turned out great. My son even followed me in the Army as an Army Ranger. The pay could be better, too. Now that I listed all of the bad things I can tell you I loved every minute of my 27 years, the first 6 were in the Navy & before I met my wife.

Good luck, Steve. Don't give up. If all else fails then try again. With the Army having been ordered to increase it's manpower by POTUS anything can happen. When the surge occurred a number of years ago the Army was enlisting felons in some cases.

Please keep me updated on your progress or lack of it.

Steve1603
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I certainly will thank you

I certainly will thank you for your response. I have also looked into the National Guard as well and am considering that as a option.

MSG Glenn
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National Guard...

...could be a good option. It would be a good part-time job & there's always a slim chance you can be an active duty Guardsman. They're responsible for running the unit when drilling Guardsmen aren't there during the work week. As I understand those slots are very hard to get.

The Army Guard has their own Recruiters. Sometimes their policies are a bit different from the Active Duty Army & Army Reserve. It all depends on how many Soldiers are needed.