Hello. I am interested in doing JAG for and Military Branch. I am currently 25 years old in good standing with my current law enforcement (corrections) job for two years and currently going to school for my second master's degree. I am currently studying for my LSATS in order to gain admission to law school. I have two traffic violations (careless driving: Paid in full), 5 parking tickets (Paid in full), no felony or misdemeanors, never used drugs (was around marijuana in a party once and left immediately) and three motor vehicle accidents (one not reported). But when I was 22 I attended a Law Enforcement Academy and was forced to resign because I looked at another recruits paper during a quiz. I was accused of cheating and told to resign but able to apply in the future. Since then I have applied to different law enforcement jobs and was accepted by my current job. However, I didn’t pass two state law enforcement agency background checks for employment because of the issue that happened when I was 22. However, my current federal law enforcement job is aware of it and still wanted me. Besides that one incident I have no other issues in my background. I made a big mistake and I am still paying for it and I am sorry. My worry is that I will not pass a military background because of one poor employment issue. Should I report something like this to my OCS recruiter or background investigator so I would not get in legal trouble if I don’t?
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