MIL Drug question v. application v.sorry for so many ???s

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  1. Abomb

    Abomb New Member

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    The extent of my drug use includes social marijuana smoking and drinking.

    I have no convictions. Just two speeding tickets that I did deferred adjudication for.

    How should I answer the drug related questions on the application I do not want to fuck myself one way or the other.

    I am sorry as I am sure this has been posted before but no search function here.
     
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    just tell them everything you've done from the day you were born till now.

    unless you were a heavy coke user..
     
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    holy fuck... first off if you consider drinking drug use, then you're joining an organization that very much condones the use of drugs. secondly, your choices are to admit you did marijuana, get a waiver, and still get a clearance, or lie about it. if you're like that other dumbass who cant tell a lie then go with option one. if you have any sense to you at all, as long as there is nothing written down anywhere saying you got in trouble and marijuana was involved they will never know, choose option two..
     
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    :squint: :mamoru:
     
  5. Abomb

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    help me through this view please: will the military consider me a liar right away since so many people have used drugs that answering no might make me look like a liar?

    which option would be best in the long run? lie or admit it. there is no paperwork proving I have used.
     
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    im really stressing out about this question ive never been a hardcore drug user just some pot and alcohol
     
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    Oh, and what strings if any can my grandfather who is a retired major pull for me in relation to jobs, bases, etc?
     
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    you are laughing why? I can get a waiver for my shit .. what about you :mamoru:
     
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    answering no to not ever using drugs isnt looked at as a lie. there are a lot of people who have, believe it or not, never tried anything.
     
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    none.
     
  12. Abomb

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    Are there any marine corps officers on here that can advise me the best route to go? Honesty is NOT always the best policy especially when it can bar you from certain things in life......
     
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    I appreciate the response. Would like to hear more experiences from officers.
     
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    Would a letter of recommendation from a retired major be a big deal or just a small part of the process?
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember the lie.
     
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    dude if you haven't smoked in a long time then just say no. But if you are this friggin conflicted about it just say that you have and move on. Not as big of a deal as you are making it out to be.
     
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    Don't lie. Talk to your recruiter. Be completely honest with him. Tell him what you've done, how often you did it, and when the last time was.

    And if you aren't done with drugs, then don't join.
     
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    I am completely done with marijuana. Ive never been 'addicted' to it anyways or used on a daily basis.

    I do not want recreational pot use to ban me from potential opportunities when I could have said no and had these opportunities available??
     
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    An O4 isn't going to pull any strings at all for you, especially retired. Most officers make O4 before they get out.

    Depends on how bad you want the job whether you lie. Will they disqualify you because of minor marijuana use in the past? Probably not, is it possible? Yes. If you don't tell them then there is almost no chance of being disqualified. All boils down to how badly you want it and how much you're willing to take a chance. You can't get pissed off at anyone but yourself depending on how it goes down.

    I'd lie personally, unless I had a criminal type background and it stated somewhere in a court record or police record that I was affiliated with drugs somehow. Other than that there is no way they're going to find out.
     
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    you know what. I have no criminal background, I dont use daily, I have stopped smoking completely for 2~years, etc.

    I am going to put no.
     
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    going to suck if you ever need a security clearance and they get a hold of some friends you used to smoke with.
     
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    I was going to put no anyways :o


    I just wanted to explore different viewpoints and opinions first.
     
  23. Julius

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    No one's going to go for your throat. Nobody is pristine, we know that. Just make sure you've shook it for good.
     
  24. Abomb

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    Oh I have.
     
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    im not entitled or special. Should I just use my grandfather for a letter of recommendation in the application process?

    oh lol he said 'hey call this captain and talk to her, she'll give you your possible options, let me know what happens, good luck.' My grandpa is a marine at heart and I think he realizes what your dad did.
     

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