On 03/31/2011 My 22 year old Son Scored a 90 on the ASVAB test and passed the physical. He had one law violation on his waiver that he was aware of, Neg. Driving First Degree on April 19, 2008 while attending college. Everything was looking great until the Navy pulled up his three year probation period court docket pertaining to the Neg. 1 driving offense. He had no idea what a court docket was but the Navy examined it and found he had 3 failures to appear and a probation violation, at that point the Navy had him submit 4 more waivers but eventually denied his enlistment and said to reapply in 6 months. If he would have known about the court docket violations he would have submitted waivers to begin with.
He admits he made mistakes 3 years ago while in college and working and takes full responsibility for his actions. He paid for this mistake with fines, probation and 25 days jail time. This was the only time he had ever been in trouble with the law.
He is trying to prove that he’s a responsible person by being a community service volunteer for the Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled Americans Veterans and Habitat for Humanity. He also works full time as a sales associate. He has a great family behind him and just needs a chance to show he’s not that person portrayed in the court docket. He’s not giving up because he wants to fulfill his lifetime dream of serving his country in the Navy.
Do you think the Navy would ever let him join? Have you ever heard on someone reapplying after six months and getting in? What else can be done to gain enlistment?
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That's pretty much your answer there. Your son can't submit the waivers, only the recruiter can submit them. However, he should have known about, and informed his recruiter about, the other issues from the start. If all of that had been known at the start then the waiver might have been approved to cover all the isues. Now they want to make sure he keeps his nose clean and then everything will be submitted at once rather than as a result of discovery.
Six months isn't that long to wait if it's something he really wants to do. If he hasn't finished college then he can use this six months, plus the time he will spend in DEP, to get more college work done. Even if he has finished a bachelors degree, he could either finish, or get real close to finishing, a masters degree during this waiting period which will only make him more marketable.
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This all depends on how many waivers the Navy or military in general for that matter is granting.
With the high number of people applying that don't need waivers, the military has become more selective on who they let in.
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3 failure to appears and a probation violation shows a disregard for the law. From the applicants that I have seen told to come back in 6 months they usually didn't come back. The one or two that did were about 50/50 if their waiver would get approved the second time around. The biggest factor was if they had too many violations to waive.
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