I'm a future sailor in the delayed entry program. My recruiters told me to lie at MEPS under oath about a medical condition and prior college education. I have no evidence to prove this claim, aside from possible taking a lie detector test. Neither of these conditions should be disqualifying but might require a waver. Can I be prosecuted for this in any way while I am in the delayed entry program, especially if I decided to come forward and tell the truth?
When I lied at MEPS the D.O.D.'s personell told me doing so was a felony punishable by 3 years imprisonment, and that felony was seperate from military law. Are you saying that the chance of the U.S. Attorney prosecuting me for this offense is near zero because pursuing that course of action is against military policy? I heard that after two years all of one's personal information is cleared from the Military Entrance Processing Station's electronic records, so I could possibly re-enter and do the forms over. Do you think I should have my commander discharge me and pursue this two years from now, or should I go forward with the truth and risk discharge for fraudulent enlistment and permanent banishment from the Armed Forces?
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