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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as expungement for a federal conviction, be it a military conviction or civilian federal conviction. There simply is not an expungement process established and the convictions are intended to be permanent.
The only option for those in the military carrying a conviction is the pardon process through the President. You have to submit a request for presidential pardon through the Department of Justice and, unfortunately, few of these are ever granted without political connections.
While I certainly understand not wanting to be branded, and also recognize the difficulty of being permanently branded based on a conviction from such a young age, this is unfortunately the status quo for all felony level convictions and federal convictions in this country.
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