7 comments

  • rogueriverbob

    you might have a good chance, when i was young, i had a d.u.i,…..and i joined,…..that was a long time ago,…..things might have changed,…..but if you do,…..you will feel proud, after you graduate from boot camp,…..good luck to you,…..

  • Caljuggling

    probably their desperate for recruits

  • David

    Very most probably, yes.

  • editor@bcdisabilities.com

    The Recruiting FAQs link at the Marines website does not expressly state any of the criteria that might be a bar to entrance, but fill out the form requesting more information here – if you don’t mind them knowing who you are and where to find you – http://parents.marines.com/page/ParentsForm.jsp.

    It’s not an especially helpful site in that regard, is it? Which makes me think, they want to capture your interest enough to make you submit your contact information. Before you do, please consider the fate of U.S. Iraq war vets, who are forced now to bring a lawsuit against the VA for negligent and sometimes utterly absent health care and even deliberately cheating them of out of disability benefits. The reality is that with expensive technology, soldiers survive roadside bombs but only barely, often as trunks without arms and legs. More about the lawsuit here: http://pokerpulse.com/news/viewtopic.php?p=2997#2997.

    But never mind, if the marines won’t have you, Vancouver’s finest probably will: http://bccondos.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1074#1074. Get this:

    You may be middle-aged, have just a high-school education, and exercise less than an hour a week, but don’t rule out a career with the Vancouver Police Department.

    As part of its new recruiting drive, police have posted an online survey where even the seemingly least qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Const. Tim Fanning, shown earlier in 2007, says the online survey is designed to direct people already interested in policing to one of the department’s information sessions. As it turns out, clicking the worst-possible answer under every category still doesn’t disqualify you.

    “Do you have what it takes to be one of Vancouver’s finest?” is the question posed at the top of the survey, part of the VPD’s push to hire 100 new police officers. The survey asks prospective recruits about a dozen questions on their age, education, leadership and security experience, fitness level and teamwork skills.

    It turns out that somebody over 36, with just a high school education, no leadership or security experience, who barely exercises and may not work well with others, makes the first cut.

  • answergrrl

    Marine Corps. The Marines divide criminal offenses into one of six categories. In general, a waiver is required for: five to nine minor traffic offenses; two to five more serious traffic offenses; two or more Class 1 minor non-traffic offenses; two to nine Class 2 minor non-traffic offenses; two to five serious offenses; or one felony. Individuals with ten or more minor traffic offenses, six or more serious traffic offenses, ten or more Class 2 minor non-traffic offenses, six or more serious non-traffic offenses, or more than one felony are not eligible for a waiver. For details, see our Marine Corps Criminal History Information Pages.

  • FOA

    Likely ok-is there an under age charge too?
    and did you do whatever you were supposed to do to pay your debt to society?
    have you even seen a judge?
    if you have a recuiter, call him in the morning.
    ooorah