possible future job for me?

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I think I posted before, but I could not find it and was confused if it went through, so I'm posting again to be sure I can find an answer to my questions.
The first issue is my current juvenile record, a class D misdameanor at age 14 which i pled guilty to and served probation and had multiple examinations to see if i was sane, and most of them said i im the most sane person they've come by except one said i'm depressed (at 6 am and i had trouble sleeping the night before) that's the only time i've gotten into trouble at all. I also take ADHD medication, i've heard you can't join if your on medication but I usually don't take it
I think that's the only things wrong with my records, i gave all the details i thought of to get the most accurate answer so thanks for helping? and if it matters the charge was Profanity on the Internet. The army has been something i've wanted to do since i was young and if it's a possible future i'm going to definitly start working towards it

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MSG Glenn
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Misdemeanors+ADHD=Possible No-Go

First off depending on what your juvenile misdemeanor was for it could be a possible disqualification. I don't think profanity would be a disqualifier. Also your ADHD must be completely gone, off meds totally, & cleared by your doctor before the Army will consider you for enlistment.

Call a Recruiter, be truthful & upfront with him & he can tell you whether he's willing to work with you. It might be sometime in the future, though. I would bet money that they'd want you to be totally cleared for a period of time before you can enlist.

Let me know what he tells you, please.

Wow! That must have been some serious profanity to be charged with it! Serves you right to have used your real name so they could track you down, Mr. T.J. Hyatt! lol.

tjhyatt (not verified)
thanks...

...For your help, and yeahh it was pretty bad, it was more my families pretty bad and the cops were gettin mad at me and the guy i cussed out had a lawyer mommy, I may go out towards the coast guard though, not as much physical challenge ;) though I got some time for the ADHD, i'm probably gonna go through college first though

MSG Glenn
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Coast Guard?

Don't cut short Coast Guard training. It's as tough as they come. Always bear in mind that when a vessel is in distress they have to go out to render aid. There's nothing that says they have to come back.

tjhyatt (not verified)
Yeah

I gotcha, It wouldnt be as much of a shortcut as i wouldn't get the other ones, i'm not very athletic, i've been playing paintball on and off since i was 8 but still not extremely tough, It's more of my mindset, whenever its just 'run to this point' i get bored then exhausted, but for example i stayed on the field 2 days straight before on a game of paintball with a small water pack, so when my mind is more task oriented its not a big deal.

MSG Glenn
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Consider Doing PT

I would definitely start getting in shape before considering enlisting in any branch of the service & certainly after you've sworn in & have a ship date for basic training. I always sugggest to Army enlistees to be able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with a minimum score of at least 50 in each event. That's a requirement to pass BCT. Once you're at AIT & also once you're in a unit you need a score of 60 in each event to pass. The events are push-ups, sit-ups & a 2-mile run, all done back-to-back with no time to recover between them. The requirements can be found by googling "APFT"

If you can accomplish the standards before getting to BCT you'll find that you'll have a much easier time there.

tjhyatt (not verified)
ahah!

My school's recruiter came by today and i had a long talk with him and my SRO (who happens to be a former ranger from the 80's) and the recruiter informed me about another policy of the army's that makes sense to me since the website here says that the moral waiver is for people who's willing to give up their 'life of crime'. It says that you do not need a moral waiver if convicted of only one misdameanor, though it makes it more difficult since i spent time in, his exact words were "we'll have to go through a lot of red tape" So now I'm a happy camper :)

MSG Glenn
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That's Good

If you have a Recruiter that's willing to work with you then you have a chance. Many won't even bother because they just don't have the time to work through all the "red tape". Ultimately it's up to the station Commander to forward your request for waiver & then it's up to the waivering authority.

Good luck!