Hi everyone, I'm a new member here. I'm a rising senior in my university, where they offer 3-year and 4-year programs for AFROTC. I already talked to the head recruiter there, and he said that even though I will be a senior, I can still join ROTC if I want to do it in 6 semesters. My biggest problem though, is with the application. I have suffered long-term and severe depression, which was worsened when a student sexually violated me and psychologically traumatized me during my freshman year. As my trauma and psychological issues built up over the years, I became suicidal near the beginning of 2016. This caused me to engage in twisted ways of self-harm as a very desperate cry for help. This resulted in me deleting another student's computer files in a convoluted attempt to coax him to physically assault me, and on 2 other occasions I emailed to students an image of male genitals in a very desperate attempt to cope with my psychological trauma. Please understand that none of my actions were driven by malicious intent, but by my lack of control over my trauma and psychological issues. Because of my unfortunate ways of coping, I was arrested and charged with 1 count of Computer Misuse and 2 counts of dissemination of obscene material -- all misdemeanors -- in March. After I explained my motives, the prosecutor gladly dismissed the charges and expunged my record because he understood that I did not act to intentionally harm others, and because she understood that therapy was more appropriate. Therefore, I have no convictions on my criminal record. After I explained what happened to my school, the administration understood my situation and suspended me until Fall 2016 in order for me to receive grief and psychological counseling over this summer. I have since diligently committed to psychological counseling and made amends in order to improve my emotional and psychological health, and I have learned much healthier ways to cope. My biggest concern is if having a suspension on my school record and my very unfortunate legal involvement will hurt 1) My chances of being accepted into AFROTC, 2) my performance and opportunities in the program, and 3) my chances of being awarded any AFROTC scholarships. Would my specific circumstances be taken into consideration? Again, please understand the nature of my misdeeds and the background behind my actions. These actions do not reflect who I am as a student or a person. I have never had any civil involvements before this, and I will continue to receive counseling. I'm a bright, hard-working, and committed student; I exemplify leadership (I run 3 clubs); I have no history of drug use; and I'm sure that if allowed, I will make a fine cadet. What do you think, guys? Please be respectful; it took a lot for me to get through all of my trauma, let alone talk about it here. I know the AFROTC site said I should be of "good moral character," and I truly am an upstanding citizen because my misdeeds weren't out of malice or anything along those lines. Thank you.