A Moral Waiver

I am not personally familiar with a moral waiver. But according to a recruiter, a moral waiver is: a request for an exception to policy concerning criminal history and enlistment in the military. If you have a criminal history, then you are disqualified from serving. A moral waiver is the exception to that policy.

3 thoughts on “A Moral Waiver”

  1. As Coffeypot states “it is dependent upon the circumstances”.

    Way back a raw recruit explained his circumstances for joining the RM. I quote; “the Judge told me it was either join up, or face a juvenile sentence”. The same recruit earned his green beret & commando flashes along side me. He returned distinguished meritorious service to Queen & Country.

    He could have been turned away, but the RM Colour/Sgt at the careers office had the experience to recognise potential at a time when recruiting numbers were high. It was not a case of ‘need them & and feed em’.

    As the advert says “99% need not apply”

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=royal%20marines%20only%20the%2099%25&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CD4QtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DIUcaM_0ztbM&ei=ZAmpUL_vIoKd0AW1sIDoAQ&usg=AFQjCNG4TBx469tJ6aH5ECLrRxrFUc2Rrg

    I still believe the youth of today will step up if, and when, it is required of them.

    Yours Aye.

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