Can I join Army reserves or Nat Guard with this profile?

Answers:3   |   LastUpdateAt:2012-08-20 15:50:04  

Asked at 2012-08-10 22:01:02
Does anyone have a look at my profile and let me know if you qualify for a position within the reserves or National Guard as a 09L interpreter / translator. Let me know if there may be problems after enlistment - and what to expect if I am bound by contract, without hope of entering the program.

- Age 38 - Male - Caucasian - married without children
- Permanent resident in the state of MS
- Excellent fit, very active
- BA degree (Psychology), high school diploma from hometown
- Ten years working as a consultant for oil / gas company's contract management and competitive intelligence, experienced offshore
- Proficient in English, Portuguese (semi-proficient with speaking / reading Persian / Arabic)
- Eagle Scout, avid hunter / outdoorsman
- Set own / operate small businesses in the town (the financial health)
- Owner / homeowner with no significant debt (mortgage + 1 small credit card)
- Currently student loan rehabilitation
- Conviction -> misdemeanor possession of marijuana / paraphernalia concealed weapon + (August 2000 - North Carolina - family vacation) - awaiting forgiveness through North Carolina government
- Two traffic tickets + load drivers license expired
-. No history of drugs post-August 2000
- Solid family ties (. No divorce, abuse, etc)

Not sure if I'm leaving out the details (you can add if necessary), but that's my idea immediately. My biggest concern is to obtain security clearance for this position, more to get a seat at the language school if I am approved through testing, etc. ..

I am also thinking to apply for a position that requires a secret security clearance with a government contractor, completing the term of the contract and perhaps recruit before turning 40 next year.
This may give me more time to review in my Persian / Arabic and be more specific dialects.

Possible for me to be able to go all the assets in one year from wife to finish school and have ability to move
Answer1vamsiAnswered at 2012-08-18 06:56:04
38 year old is pushing a bit , but seeing that you are not prior -service ( ? ) And have a degree your best bet is OCS ( Officer Candidate School ). Eagle Scout I think it might help a little. You'll have to get an exemption for possession of drugs without regard to whether or not it has been forgiven (I think) and it's really backed up right now so it would be a major obstacle. My friend has the same charge and has been waiting for a waiver from mid-May and say they may not get it until October.

Your best bet is going to take this to a recruiter and see what it can do for you. I will not lie - is becoming very tight trying to get into the Army / Reserves / NG. I was waiting for something related to engineering, when I joined and the only options I got were all combat roles , with the exception of combat engineer , who is both , I guess.
Answer2Two KindsAnswered at 2012-08-18 17:43:06
I just want to go talk to a recruiter.
Answer3MarciaAnswered at 2012-08-20 15:50:04
See this is what they ask in a background check clearance , criminal past , boyfriends , where they have lived , you know , referances , where you worked , where you went to school . can only deal with criminal records worst that I can say is no .
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