Underage Alcohol NROTC

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  1. spiderhan

    spiderhan New Member

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    So I was just awarded an NROTC National Scholarship for my college (Marine option). I filled out my medical forms completely honestly--which included writing that I have consumed alcohol underage.

    I consumed very infrequently and don't anymore. I never lost control or was caught/got in trouble. I wrote that I consumed alcohol once, nearly 10 months ago, and that I no longer do. I submitted the forms and have taken both my optometrist appt. and my medical exam, and I believe both appointments were otherwise fine.

    I am exceedingly nervous that I will not be able to join the NROTC Marine unit now because of that one-time experience, but I figured that the honor in honor, courage, and commitment would necessitate that I answer truthfully on the DoDMERB forms, which I refuse to regret.

    Does anyone have any experience or advice? I just want to know what you think will happen, if anything. I assume I will need a waiver . . . I just want to know if my scholarship and spot in the unit will likely be secure or not.
     
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt Member

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    Based on what you wrote, you will be fine.
     
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  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Agree with USMCGrunt. I've seen folks with "far worse things" to confess.
     
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  4. spiderhan

    spiderhan New Member

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    Thank you both, that helps. I hope I hear back soon
     
  5. 1mom

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    You certainly have the honor, courage and commitment. It sounds like you'll make a good Marine. :)
     
  6. spiderhan

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    Thank you, I hope so
     

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