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My situation is kind of complicated, I will try and make it as simple as I can.
I have a criminal record, not a list of things and nothing over a B misdemeanor, no convictions but I understand that it is still an arrest record.
I contacted an Air Force Officer recruiter about possibly doing OCS as soon as I graduate with a B.S in Computer Science in about a year and a half or two years from now. The recruiter told me, due to my record I am ineligible for officer consideration.
So my question is, if I enlist as Air Force reserve until I graduate, then go active duty. Is it possible that I can do OCS then?
Any advice or tips would be great, thank you!

No.  The Air Force Reserve is a completely different component than the active duty AF, even though they have a common name, and it's difficult to do.  One way is is to enlist and then go to OTS.  BUT that's only if you're going to go now, plus it's very difficult to do.  Your best bet is to wait until you graduate and then enlist.  Later you can try for OTS.  That's your only decent chance.
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Ph.D. in military history, Columbus University (Summa Cum Laude) Ph.D. in history, London, England (Summa Cum Laude) Master of Arts degree in history, Marshall University, WV Bachelors degree, double-major in history and mathematics, Salem College, WV Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

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