US Army Recruiting Command, US Army Training & Doctrine Command
I was arrested three years ago on a theft of property charge and I am wanting to re-enlist in the Army NG. I have an outstanding recruiter who has been working with me for a while, but I wanted to find out if anyone has ever processed a ToP 1st charge and what the outcome was as far as approval odds. Yes, the charge has since been dismissed for a year now and I’ve kept my head straight and have all documentation to show everything has been dismissed. Currently working on getting it expunged as well. Be advised at no point am I trying to hide it; even with an expunged record I know they still have access to it. That’s not what I’m saying I just need to see if I have a chance of getting back in. Also I should mention I have an honorable discharge, unfortunately with an RE-3 code, so I’m actually going to need two waivers.
Posted 1 mo ago
Keep in mind that arrest =/= conviction. People get charged for things all the time. If you were never convicted, it shouldn't be an issue. Not a recruiter but I don't see why you should need a waiver for being arrested on a charge that was dismissed. You will need to undergo a suitability review but since you were never convicted or didn't take a plea deal you shouldn't need a waiver. As for the RE-3 code, that too shouldn't be much of an issue. I got back in after 8 years with an RE-3 code and 3 years later got a commission. If your recruiter knows his stuff you should be able to get back in.
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