My son was recently accepted in the Navy. He passed physical exam, passed several background screenings, signed contract as IS and sworn. His active dity date is or was Oct 30 2013.
When my son went back to the Navy's recruiter office the next week he was informed that on the Local background screening he came out with a felony and that he can not be accepted in the Navy and that all documents he signed are not valid.
We are still in denial with many questions un-answered.
Can somebody help me find some responses to my questions?
Are you saying that he really does not have the felony? If so, then he would need to protest that and prove that it is a mistake. Otherwise, if he does have a felony in his background, he would not be able to get the Top Secret Clearance required for IS and therefore that contract cannot be on the table for him. If he does have a felony in his background and did not reveal it, then the Navy will not take him now due to not disclosing it and basically lying on his enlistment paperwork. All felonies, even those as a juvenile, require a waiver and waivers for a felony are rare.
Unfortunately, he did have a minor felony.
Is he suppossed to receive a letter from the Navy for the decision taken? He has all his documents signed for Active dute on Oct 30, 2013. Is this a Discharge or the contract is cancelled? Will he have the oportunity in the future to try again, with the truth?
We are all sad for this situation. He passed the ASVAB with 68% and he really wanted to become a sailormen. He has 72 credits approved from the University. And his felony was just a mistake that he has left in the past. And he wants to look forward.
I appreciate your soon response and I would like to have answers for my other questions. Thanks.
I did not understand the waiver part, can you explain me more?
Candidates who want to enlist, but have a situation that would otherwise cause them not to be able to enlist--the felony in his case--must fill out paperwork requesting a waiver in order to enlist. Sometimes waivers are reviewed by just one person and granted or denied; other times the request is sent to several people before a final decision is made so it can take months to receive a final decision. Since he has now been discharged from DEP he would now require 2 waivers instead of just one in order to enlist if I understand that process correctly.
This will be on his record with the Navy and will come up if he attempts to enlist again. I would seriously doubt that he will be able to enlist in the Navy in the future, but he can check with his recruiter and see. Felonies are with a person forever, so if he wants to join any of the militray branches he will have to be up front about this and get a waiver, but waivers for felonies are hard to come by, especially since every branch of the military is being very picky about who they take now since cuts are being made.
I would think he would get a letter discharging him from DEP, but he would need to ask the recruiter. From what you wrote, his contract is cancelled and he has been discharged from DEP and cannot enlist in the Navy.
What other questions do you have?
Thanks alot for your time and information provided. Have a wonderful day.
You have a great day too.
My son is just going through kind of similar situation. I don't know if you still check this site, but I would love to hear what happened to your son.