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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    BBBRRRTT Banned

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    Tell the truth and let the chips fall where they fall.
     
  6. Cadette20

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    I am currently a cadet and I initially lied about usage and I had a guilty consciences so I reported it as soon as I felt comfortable. I wish I told the truth from the beginning because I had to go through a special investigation to get cleared for my security clearance. There are plenty of cadets that reported initially that just tried it like you did and they did not have any troubles with their security clearance. Then again there are some cadets that were kicked out because of how many times they smoked. So if you actually did only try it and never plan to do it again just report it. Everyone makes mistakes.
     
  7. Cadet22

    Cadet22 New Member

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    Gravy1235,
    I am now a Cadet at USAFA. I want to assure you that I am not just saying this and everything I say is true. I was scared to death about 2030. I experimented once with weed in high school and regretted it. I desperatly wanted to be at USAFA and was also a 16/17 year old hardworking kid. I felt terrible guilt several days after I-day ( where you fill out the form again and have one last chance to admit it while still having amnesty)and I came forth about it. After that, I still had to go on through BCT with this on my mind. It was the worst time of my life. However, seeing how I am writing this in McDermott Library right now, I think you should rest assured that you will be ok. Tell the truth sooner than later, don't do what I did. I know how hard it is to believe something you read from people online but I swear to you, both upperclassmen and permanent party told me I would have been just fine had I said the truth from the get-go instead of coming out about it later. Have no fear, trust in God and in the institution.
     
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