Question by  MDanchak (26)

Can you enlist in the Coast Guard if you have a DUI?

My DUI was a long time ago but it is on my record.


Answer by  Shankalot (484)

Yes, you can enlist in the Coast Guard if you have a DUI on your record. The important think is that you have satisfied any legal problems and that the DUI was long enough in the past to demonstrate you do not have a drinking problem. You will be asked questions, but you will be able to enlist.


Answer by  Tracy15 (821)

It's possible if the Coast Guard will issue you a waiver which is possible if the offense was at least a year old and no property or damage was done.


Answer by  joebob31 (622)

You should be able to. It will depend on what type of job you want in the Coast Guard. You may also need to get a waiver and do some training or classes on it.


Answer by  Jennifer1981 (4)

It's always best to talk to a recruiter. Chances are having one from a long time ago it will be accepted.


Answer by  Vivi55 (287)

As long as you have resolved any legal issues regarding it, you should be fine. You should still go talk to a recruiter first, and be prepared with all your information so you can answer any questions they have for you. You may also have to provide references that you don't currenlty have a drinking problem.


Answer by  Anonymous

Try it.

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