Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/PTI


I was reading  what someone was asking about PTI MY daughter wishes to join the AF . She made a dumb mistake and shop lifted, Since this was her ever first trouble she is going through the PTI, She was told everything will be erased as long as she finishes everything she required. What my question is after she finishes this will she still be able to join or wait? She just finished High School .

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Hi Teresa,

The military sees all charges as they were, even if an intervention type program is completed. Even if something is erased, or expunged, the military still sees it and it makes no difference to them. Shoplifting, maybe just a "dumb mistake" in your and her eyes, is a crime as you know, and the military takes criminal acts very seriously. She will need a waiver to enter the military, and right now, few waivers are being granted due to the large number of people wishing to enter the military. That said, I think the best advice I can give you is for you and your daughter to go down and talk to your local Air Force recruiter, as s/he will be able to provide the best answer for you.

Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard

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