Originally Posted by Colin Ireland
Go to a different recruiting station. Forget all about telling them. Once you're through MEPS you should be okay.
If you want to not lie and possibly get caught and ruin ever single chance you will ever have of being in any branch, get a pardon letter that simply states that you're a good kid, got wrapped up in something that you didn't get convicted for. Etc etc you have had a clean record since. I believe you go through a proccess like this --> http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...bop_home/19192
Look into it.
as long as you're giving ridiculous advice, lemme get a shot at you.
you're 17. we understand you're super hooah hooah about joining. Raising your right hand means you've offered your services to your country, but being a soldier means you have to qualify as one. I can go buy a race car but that doesnt make me a NASCAR driver.
You seem like a smart kid. But just give it a little time, and the growth on your balls will get bigger, and upon realizing that being hooah gives you testicular cancer, you'll tone it down.