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Old 11-08-2017, 05:10 AM
 
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I have tried entering the military almost 3 years ago for the marines and wasn't able to get in because of drug use in my past. I am thinking of getting in again but the army this time. Some one said that the documents for my marine enlistment would be gone by now and I can start fresh and tell them I never did drugs. Even my recruiter says in will not be in my history. But I'm having a moment of doubt and want to be truthful. Should I try to say I never did drugs? Will it show up in when I goto meps in another state? Thanks
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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During your security clearance they will interview people from your life and past. Someone will sequel. Do not lie. Find another career.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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Lie at your own risk.

If you get caught in a lie, you think your recruiter who tells you to lie about your drug use is going to back you up?

https://www.thebalance.com/us-milita...ndards-3354008
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:45 AM
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Location: Endicott, NY
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Further down the line as you advance they will do a more thorough investigation for a secret clearance. If they missed it at MEPS, chances are they will catch it later.
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