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If I have used Marijuana lightly in the past, and have since been clean, will that use disqualify from AFSF?

I have been told by my recruiter to "let the past be the past" and not put my light drug usage down on paper because it will disqualify me from certain jobs in the Air Force. But I want to come clean so that I have nothing to hide. Does anybody know if my drug history will disqualify me from being in the Air Force Security Forces? Also, under which security clearance does the govt. conduct polygraph tests? Is it typical for someone in the AFSF to need a clearance that requires one? Any help on this subject would be great, especially help from those in the military. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

Asked By: - 8/19/2010
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Experimental marijuana use doesn't disqualify you from very much, but with certain Security Forces jobs you will need security clearances that will involve in depth background checks. If you lie to get into the USAF, you will have to perpetuate that lie to the USIS (background investigators). If they find out you are... More
Answered By: BM - 8/19/2010
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don't worrie about it. That drug is way out of your system. If you do tell them about it, it will look bad one you.
Answered By: jayson.mullins69 - 8/19/2010
 
What makes you "want to come clean"? There's nothing wrong with smoking the herb. Just because you were born in a time when the safest recreational drug in the world is shackled with some of the most draconian laws isn't your fault. Do what your recruiter tells you.
Answered By: Jillian - 8/19/2010
 
“let the past be the past” is you recruiter’s way of saying keep your mouth shut – meaning your very admission could be jeopardizing your ability to join... More
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Answered By: common_sense_please - 8/19/2010
 
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