Moral Waiver and The Military
In order to join any of the five branches of the US military you will need to have something called a Moral Waiver.
The process starts by speaking to a military recruiter. The recruiter will ask you if you have ever been arrested, what crimes or felonies you may have committed, including traffic violations, and ask about any juvenile crimes.
Once you admit to having a criminal or felony history, the recruiter will request a complete background check from local and federal law enforcement agencies.
You will then need to complete the paperwork required to apply for the moral waiver. This paperwork will be filed with the higher ups in the military recruiting offices.
You will need to demonstrate the following within the paperwork:
- Absence of later violations
- Evidence of rehabilitation
- Satisfactory completion of probation or parole
- Needs of the military