Getting into the military

July 12, 2006 4:02pm CST
I ama 32 year old male who has a felony record and is currently on parole. I was arrested in 1995 for burglary related charges, the greater being safe-cracking. I was suppose to serve 30 years but I made parole in 2003 and have to be on parole until 2018. I need help in finding some type of loop hole that will allow me to be granted a pardon so that I may serve my country in the armed forces.
2 responses
• United States
12 Jul 06
As a former probation officer I know that you cannot be in the armed forces if you are currently on parole. Most recruiters that I know won't even look at you if you have felony on your record. In order to get into the military you need to get released from parole. A recruiter shouldn't even talk to you or promise you anything if you are currently on parole(they can get in trouble for doing this). I would suggest you talk to your attorney or your parole officer. I'm not going to say it's impossible to get into the military, I just have a feeling that it might be difficult for you to find any loop holes that will grant you a pardon.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
12 Jul 06
What country are you in? Sometimes the US military may let you in, but you need to go talk to a recruiter. They know the military rules and regulations better than anyone else, they also know how to create loop holes for you to get into the military. Side note - if they can get you in the military make sure you get everything in writing. Recruiters sometimes will promise you the world but if you sign a contract that does not include everything they have told you, you won't get it.