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


Dear Mr. Howell,
My nephew enlisted for the Navy last year, but unfortunately, during the entrance exam, they found marijuana in his system.  My whole family was very upset because he's a good kid (or so we thought), and we had no idea he was even doing this.  I completely understand the No Tolerance for drugs, but I am curious if he will ever be able to reenlist again for the Navy or any other Military branch or are his chances completely over?  Thank you.

Normally they will tell him "on the spot" what his waiting time is for trying again.  Usually anytime from i month to 1 year.  But with their new No Tolerance policy for drugs I don't know what the answer may be.  He'll have to ask his recruiter for his individual case.
I wish him well.
Colonel H

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

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