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05-27-08, 08:39 PM #1
Moment of Truth
Hello all, I've been lurking here for a while and finally decided to register, its unfortunate however that my first post isn't exactly positive.
During MEPS I did not truthfully answer the question on prior drug use (Cannabis about a dozen times when I was 16/17) due to my listening to the advice of several current and former Marines, however over the past few weeks I have been reviewing all the information my recruiter gave to me and realized that there is absolutly nothing honorable about joining the Marine Corps under such false pretenses, not to mention that its illegal, and I don't want this floating over my head in what is hopefully an enjoyble career in the Marines.
What I'm trying to ask here, is should I tell my recruiter my plans to come clean ASAP or wait until the "Moment of Truth" during my second stay at MEPS? Also what sort of problems am I going to create for myself and those responsible for my paperwork/etc? I understand what I did was wrong and dishonorable, however I wish to correct the mistake and continue on with journey toward becoming a Marine. I appriciate all the responses you all might throw at me, positive or negative.
Edit: I also apologise if this is the incorrect forum, I'm still learning the ropes here and the forum structure is a little different from what I'm used to.
05-27-08, 09:11 PM #2
Honey, at this point, go ahead and tell him and do the red tape that you may or may not have to do. Don't know how it is these days but, back in 84, weed was waiverable as hell. Just be straight up and get it over with.
05-27-08, 09:21 PM #3
I know its waiverable, I just feel like **** that I lied at MEPS and was wondering how the MEPS personel were going to respond to my changing my mind after signing a thousand documents saying that I'm going to roast in hell if I lied on any of the other hundred forms, etc. What I'm fishing for is someone who knows exactly whats going to happen when I reevaluate my previous statements.
Thanks for the reply Marine84.
05-27-08, 09:29 PM #4Originally Posted by Discord
My last IST, a local Major was doing interviews with EVERY poolee from the area. He asked about any things that would keep you from arriving to recruit training: police record, drug use, school, medical, etc.
He also mentioned that marijuana is waiverable if you smoked it no more than 50-60 times and you pledge not to get involved with it ever again, and that he would push back your ship date to clean THC out of your system if needed.
Look, we all make STUPID decisions, and we all have to live with them. It's best to come clean now and have a good conscience.
Hope this helps.
05-27-08, 09:42 PM #5
Originally Posted by Discord
For the next four years, I told the Corps "thank you" by NOT smoking. You will be given a second shot - don't fk it up! Tell it now!
05-27-08, 09:43 PM #6
@Discord: I know exactly how you feel (I had a somewhat similar situation, just not to do with drugs or anything of that sort). And I think it's great you want to come clean, and I believe you should. I pray God give you the strength to do so!
05-27-08, 09:51 PM #7
Hello everyone new poster here. I have told my recruiter that I have smoked weed and I asked for a wavier. He told me to not worry about it and to not say anything about it. I told him a second time that I didn't want to get into trouble later in my career, he then told me that he had done stuff before he joined and no one had to know. Should I just wait to MEPs to tell them? I don't want to "snitch" on my recruiter and go to his SNCOIC..
05-27-08, 09:53 PM #8Originally Posted by Marine84
Ha, you all are a bit more...forgiving than I previously thought, but thanks to everyone for all the good posts.
05-27-08, 10:31 PM #9Originally Posted by Donut Brigade
05-27-08, 10:57 PM #10
Originally Posted by DBrown
05-27-08, 11:02 PM #11Originally Posted by DBrown
05-27-08, 11:04 PM #12
Discord, alway's go integrity first...Sounds like your gonna be alright dude, you know what to do.....Good Luck....
05-27-08, 11:08 PM #13
In case you Poolees don't already know the difference between a fairy tale and a BS Story,...........A Fairly tale starts out "Once upon a time",.............. and a BS Story starts out "Trust me on this" or "This ain't no Sh!t", or "I swear to God", or "I seen it with my own eyes", or "Believe it or not"!
05-27-08, 11:45 PM #14Originally Posted by davblay
05-28-08, 04:11 AM #15
Originally Posted by Donut Brigade
One word of advice Poolee, you had 2 choices! 1) to leave it alone or 2) to post something stupid.......you choose the 2nd one. You should have chosen #1 and said Aye Aye Sir! But now you forgot and brought your attutude in here with ya to harras us old Marines and try to make US look stupid!
Now because I know you made a mistake and all, and I like you as well, I will accept and apology from you here on this thread in your very next post, or we can let the moderators decide what to do with you. It's up to you Poolee. Admit you were an idiot or suffer the incoming that you know I can have rained down on you at any minute.
Remember there are only two rule on this site;
1) the Marines are always right
2) if the Marines are wrong...see rule 1
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