Give Felons The Right To Join The Army/Military

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I am asking congress to support letting felons into the army/military. I think that if someone has proven to change there ways in life and be a role model citizen then there is no reason to not let them join. This is descrimination against USA citizens. These people are trying to better there life and that is what the USA stands for.

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I spraypainted a high school when I was 18. That is considered a felony in TX. It was non gang related and not hate related. Got the charge dismissed after probation but the military considers it a felony conviction due to the probation process.

I am in superb physical condition and I scored a 93 out of 99 on the ASVAB. I haven't gotten into trouble at all in the 6 years since, I've never even recieved a ticket.

Others can vouch for my reliability, work ethic, initiative, and morality.

I would be humbled to place my life on the line, for all of you.
I have two felonies that were reduced to misdemeanors burglary and conspiracy at 16 years old and my recruiter did a FBI check twice. Nothing came back. I admitted about my juvenile record, and he went to the courthouse to get the records and now I'm not the priority. Which is understandable. He said I could get a waiver but I don't think he submitted it. At 19 I'm a changed person. I got my high school diploma and never been arrested again. I think it's ******** that this is holding me back. I've been to MEPS I'm medically qualified and passed the asvab test required to join. Why should something that happened as a juvenile be holding me back.
I believe instead of wasting tax payers money, the government should give trusted inmates the right to go to jail or join the army. Of course under certain circumstances and requirements.
I'm a felon myself and I always wanted to serve for our country. Why not? It's not anything bad.
I have been trying to join the military for about 5-6 years and something I did when I was 18 has been holding me back from joining. It has been my dream to join. I have 2 cousins in the navy and a grandfather that served in the army. I have always dreamed of serving my country. That's all I want to do. We all make mistakes but I feel that each person should go thru an evaluation by qualified psychiatrists and psychologists.
I have been trying to join the military for about 5-6 years and something I did when I was 18 has been holding me back from joining. It has been my dream to join. I have 2 cousins in the navy and a grandfather that served in the army. I have always dreamed of serving my country. That's all I want to do. We all make mistakes but I feel that each person should go thru an evaluation by qualified psychiatrists and psychologists.
My grandson made some mistakes when he was younger. He did his time, goes to college now and working towards a future and a good job. He deserves to be able to have the choice of serving in our armed forces if he wants too. He shouldn't' have a felony hanging over his head for the rest of his life.
I am 22 years old. I have a Felony 3, Criminal Trespassing that makes me lose my rights to ever join the army. I did my time in state prison, I will never go back, I am 2 weeks away from getting off parole. I want to leave the town I'm currently living in but it is hard to get a job with the Felony. Why can't I get another chance.
I was granted a letter from congress to attend any of the four major military academies while in High School. Unfortunately I got into some trouble hanging with a bad crowd. Since 2011 I have not acted pr even thought of going back to that sort of life style. I have wanted to join the military since third grade. It's all I wish to do with my life and, it's career choice number one. I believe that I am being held back from certain privileges because of a record that doesn't apply to me today as a productive citizen. I'm hoping that things will change in the area of recruiting and apply a probationary period as a delayed entry program for individuals with my case pattern. Thank you for your time.
I am also a felon who made a mistake its stopping me from joining the army which i would like so badly to do.