Thread: Military Advice?
5/31/2008 9:57pm, #11
Originally Posted by D Dempsey
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
- Greensboro, NC
EDIT: Satori, where would I find videos and articles like that? Youtube and military.com?
5/31/2008 10:18pm, #12
Doesn't matter if you were charged or not. They do a background investigation, they'll find out. Then they'll be asking you why you didn't mention it. Trust me, you're better off with full disclosure.
5/31/2008 11:06pm, #13Originally Posted by Detritus
When it comes to your clearance the main things that cause problems large debts and foreign travel / foreign contacts, smoking pot when you were a kid really isn't an issue.
Last edited by D Dempsey; 5/31/2008 11:08pm at .
6/01/2008 1:19am, #14
I don't know how to emphasize this enough: If you smoked pot at all before you joined the military, and need a security clearance, come forward with that information. It's just better. Do it."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
6/01/2008 1:30am, #15Originally Posted by Detritus
6/01/2008 3:59am, #16Originally Posted by Detritus
I can't speak for OCS because I was enlisted. As for the marijuana bit...how many people who know about it, are related to you? What are the odds that the military will contact them for a background or reference check. Have any of your friends or relatives been arrested for possession or related offenses? I'd say ask your recruiter what he thinks....but he/she will say whatever is in the recruiting station's best interest.