USAF Form 2030 Inquiry

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Gravy1235, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Gravy1235

    Gravy1235 New Member

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    Hello,
    So I'm having quite a few concerns over some mistakes I made this past summer. I'm currently applying to the academy (I had just started the process too so I've no clue what I was thinking) and I've come to the part where I need to fill out the drug/alcohol form 2030. Basically, my concerns stem from my experimentation with marijuana and a dab pen. Essentially, I took a hit from a friend's dab pen, and hated it. I tried it again a couple days later to see if it would be better, and it wasn't. I then, very very stupidly tried a hit from a different friend who had weed that he had brought to a small party the next week. Same thing, I hated it. I tried it once more a couple days later, and again, I really disliked the experience. I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time, but I'm done with any and all experimentation of any drugs or alcohol. It's not at all for me and I'm very ashamed I did such a stupid thing.

    Anyway, now comes the point where I'm getting worried about admitting the usage. I know it's the right thing to do, but I don't know how it will seem to admissions or my ALO if I report that I used it, not just in the past, but DURING my application process. I can't imagine it will look good.

    Does the dab pen count as an instance of usage that I should report? Are my chances ruined because of these instances? If so, will it ruin my chances for applying for an ROTC scholarship? It's my dream to be a pilot or PJ for the air force but I want to know if it's still feasible due to my mistakes.

    Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.

    P.S. Understand, I'm a hard working 17 year old kid who regrets these actions and have no intent on repeating them in any way. I'd appreciate any advice or backup plans y'all have for someone of my age.
     
  2. KansasMan

    KansasMan Candidate for USAFA Class of 2023

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    Tell the truth, hope for a waiver, and accept the consequences for your actions. Also, try to read the dozens of other threads asking this exact question before asking it yourself.
     
  3. Gravy1235

    Gravy1235 New Member

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    Thank you for the response and advice. I had read the a few posts but just wanted to know if there was any other advice I might have missed or that might be unique to my situation.
     
  4. Old Navy BGO

    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

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    No, it won't look good, but it looks a heck of a lot worse when you check now and its disc0vered later. Rule No. 1 (for applications and life in general - TELL THE TRUTH. The cover up is usually worse than the crime . The Corollarly is that its a whole lot easier to be consistent and remember how you answered in the past when you start with the truth.

    There are numerous threads on this Board (including the USNA side) with the same advice.
     
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