Would my offer be rescinded if I have OTH discharge in background check?

New jlEE72
Jan 4 15 Comments

I made a bad decision when I was 19 and have a misconduct (drug abuse) mark. That was in 2014. Am I still hirable? I have 2 YoE at startup no bg check

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  • Cisco VKFU58
    You are fine. That won't show up in a background check. Don't mention it to anybody and let the mistake be in the past and you're fine.
    Jan 4 1
    • New jlEE72
      OP
      The third party onboarding company required me to upload my dd214
      Jan 5
  • Veteran here. OTH is a characterization of your discharge. It's not a conviction or criminal record unless you got jail time or something like that.. like you murdered someone. Now how you got to OTH is another matter, and it depends on whether they tried you in a civilian court. Typically, the military handles its own.

    In case you didn't know, you can also attempt to upgrade your discharge. Read this for info:

    https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2018/01/26/dod-va-team-up-on-new-tool-to-help-with-bad-paper-upgrade-applications/
    Jan 5 2
    • New jlEE72
      OP
      Thank you. I'm going to try this as I would consider my situation explainable.
      Jan 5
    • No worries, OP. Know that there's a way back from your situation. Others have done it before. It's not fast or easy most of the time, but the way to win is to go through and with patience and perseverance.
      Jan 5
  • Google puffpuff
    Felony? Or misdemeanor? What is an OTH? Were you convicted? The legal language you are using makes no sense
    Jan 5 1
    • New jlEE72
      OP
      I was discharged from the USMC classified with "other than Honorable" classification, which is a type of administrative seperation. In the details it says " misconduct (drug abuse)"

      I have no convictions, however, the investigators requested my permission to attain all documentation that falls under FOIA related to me. This may push my start date by up to 90 days because it is awaiting documents from the government.

      I have no misdemeanors or felonies, just bad discharge classification.
      Jan 5
  • Northrop Grumman frontbutt
    Usually most places wont even ask or check since an oth isn’t a criminal offense. Most jobs that do ask are defense contractors even then it may not disqualify you.

    Best advice: don’t volunteer that info and don’t lie if asked directly.

    Good luck in your next chapter.
    Jan 4 0
  • Cloudera badbosses
    Were you convicted? Which state the job is in?
    Jan 4 2
    • New jlEE72
      OP
      No - PA
      Jan 4
    • New jlEE72
      OP
      I'm really worried. What do you think?
      Jan 4
  • Amazon fshhwef
    Nobody will know unless you have an actual criminal record. Don’t even worry.
    Jan 5 0
  • Google .
    I hope you get the job.

    Just for my knowledge-
    Does one mistake/crime haunt the person for the entire life?
    If somebody commits some serious crime, is that person unemployable for the life? Is there a way to clear the record?
    Jan 4 0
  • New jlEE72
    OP
    Bump
    Jan 5 0
  • New jlEE72
    OP
    Thank you all for the advice. It was a third party onboarding company that requested my dd214. Now because of this, my start date is pushed back by up to 90 days for them to gather all FOIA documents.
    Jan 5 0

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