View Full Version : Can i earn the title?

04-16-10, 10:47 PM
Hello Marines. I was wanting to join the Marin Corp and have been to several poo-lee meeting's i have also been in contact over the past months with a recruiter but i made mistakes in the past i need 2 waivers one for a DWI and one for Possession of marijuana i have only smoked marijuana 3 times in my life. Ive put my package together and have several green-weights such as volunteer work and attending church. I have already taken the asvab and scored a 72 i also meet physical requirements. My question is what are the chances of being granted those waivers. I have read and understand the USMC policy on drug abuse and understand and abide by it i just hope previous mistakes don't keep me from joining.

Thanks for your service to your country and God bless.

Lisa 23
04-16-10, 11:00 PM
It's Marine Corps, not Marine Corp.
Since the Marine Corps is beyond meeting their quota for enlistment, it doesn't look good for you with those waivers getting approved. The Marines here have no idea if those waivers will be approved or not.
The Marine Corps is looking for those that are squeaky clean.....those who don't require any waivers of any type.

United States Navy and Marine Corps
Criminal History Disqualifications
Serious Offenses
Regardless of state or local law, for enlistment purposes, the following offenses fall into the Category of Serious Offenses:


Assault consummated by battery.

Carrying concealed weapon; possession of brass knuckles.

Check, worthless, making or uttering, with intent to defraud or deceive ($500 or less).

Child pornography offenses.

Conspiring to commit misdemeanor.

Contempt of court (includes non-payment of child support or alimony required by court order).

Contributing to delinquency of minor (includes purchase of alcoholic beverages).

Criminal trespass

Desecration of grave.

Discharging firearm through carelessness or within municipal limits.

Driving while drunk, impaired, intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Drunk and disorderly and related offenses.

Failure to stop and render aid after accident.


Indecent exposure.

Indecent, insulting, or obscene language communicated directly or by telephone.

Killing domestic animal.

Leaving scene of accident (hit and run) involving no personal injury and property damage is under $500.

Liquor or alcoholic: unlawful manufacture or sale.


Malicious/criminal mischief: throwing rocks on highway, throwing missiles at athletic contests, or throwing objects at vehicle.

Negligent homicide.

Petty larceny; embezzlement (value $500 or less).

Possession of marijuana under 30 grams or steroids (requires District waiver)


Reckless driving (when fine assessed is $201 or more).

Removing property under lien.

Removing property from public grounds.

Resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding.

Selling, leasing, or transferring weapons to minor or unauthorized individual.


Shooting from highway or on public road.

Stolen property, knowingly receiving (value $500 or less).

Theft, shoplifting (value $500 or less). (If under age 16 and value is $100 or less, treat as class 2 minor non-traffic offense).

Unlawful carrying of firearms; carrying concealed firearm.

Unlawful entry.

Use of telephone to abuse, annoy, harass, threaten, or torment another.

Vandalism: injuring or defacing public property or property of another; shooting out street lights; or similar offenses where damage is assessed at over $200.

Willfully discharging firearm so as to endanger life; shooting in a public place.

Wrongful appropriation of motor vehicle; joyriding; driving motor vehicle without owner's consent (if intent is to permanently deprive owner of vehicle, consider as grand larceny under felony offenses listed separately).
NOTE: Consider offenses of comparable seriousness as serious offenses. In doubtful cases, apply the following rule:

If the maximum confinement under state or local law exceeds 6-months or is equal to or less than 1-year, treat offense as a serious offense.
NOTE: If the conviction/adverse adjudication is not listed in the uniform guide list for typical offenses then federal, state, or local laws apply for enlistment purposes.
Two or more serious offenses require a waiver. Six or more serious offenses are disqualifying, and no waiver is authorized.


04-16-10, 11:20 PM
Thank-you-ma'am. Guess there's no way to find out but to find out.

Sgt Leprechaun
04-16-10, 11:58 PM
Correct. Go and personally SEE a recruiter, not call or email. They'll be able to tell you for sure.