I'm under the impression that I would get laughed out of the recruiter
's office about this but here goes:
Prior service Army
, completed 4 years of honorable service. Several months after I reenlisted I was arrested for DUI. The merciful civilian court found me guilty of reckless driving, so I was never technically convicted of DUI. The Army, however saw fit to discharge
me. I received a general under honorable discharge
, reenlistment code 3. I served under the Army MOS 42R, musician/bandsman. I am a clarinetist.
I never wanted to leave
the military, I've been out for 9 months, I miss it.
I recently auditioned for the Army Nat. Guard, they said they would sign the waiver because they need my particular instrument and I'm "very talented."
I have a friend who is prior service USMC
(also a musician in the MC) and he wants back in. His prior service recruiter said the USMC needs musicians badly right now.
I know the USMC is more picky than the Army, and I never would've given it a second thought if not for the fact that they need musicians.
Do you think it's worth a visit to the Marine recruiter's office, or should I just count my losses and go part time with the NG?
I am a 30 year old female I was the rank of Specialist (pay grade E-4, not an NCO) when I left. I always scored nearly perfect on fitness and rifle qualifications while in the Army, served in numerous leadership positions and I have the paperwork backing that up. I also know numerous NCO's who would "vouch" for me. I was an excellent soldier
, my incident with the law occurred while I was on leave and was not a work-related event. I do realize they don't care about any of this.