Can felons join the army?

Answer Felons are not automatically barred from enlisting in the army. Potential enlistees should contact a recruiter to determine eligibility, made on a case by case basis. In 2008, the Department of Def... Read More »

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Can felons join the military?

Convicted felons are permitted to join the military upon approval of a recruit-submitted waiver to the Department of Defense. The waiver program was initiated to allow into the military young Ameri... Read More »

Can felons on parole join the military?

Convicted felons may not join the military, regardless of parole status. Requirements to enlist in any branch of the United States military include no previous felony convictions on the criminal ba... Read More »

Can ex- felons join the armed forces?

The only way you would be an "ex-felon" is if your conviction was overturned. Otherwise, you are - and will always be - a felon. Some offences you could be waivered in for. That policy may or may n... Read More »