I am a CM so I feel I should know this but I don’t! Maybe thats a good thing? Anyway my cousin used to work trading options; the market sucks and he can’t get a job so he turned to me.The problem is he has a DUI in the past year he did all the court required stuff and has his drivers license back. I am just trying to get this guy out as an OS or Wiper. So what are the rules on this any thoughts?
I think he should call the NMC and ask.
Thank you! I am planning to do so on monday; however I am trying to get some insight beforehand!
typically what they want to see is a fulfillment of obligations. Meaning Successful rehab, therapy sessions with letter of recommendation, closure of court ordered fines, court costs, and all the i’s dotted and ts crossed.
wow really? Thank you for that info! I really feel bad for the guy he is like an older brother to me and kinda sticks up for me with the fmaily when i miss holidays and family events.
[QUOTE=TRSmariner;46738]I am a CM so I feel I should know this but I don’t! Maybe thats a good thing? Anyway my cousin used to work trading options; the market sucks and he can’t get a job so he turned to me.The problem is he has a DUI in the past year he did all the court required stuff and has his drivers license back. I am just trying to get this guy out as an OS or Wiper. So what are the rules on this any thoughts?[/QUOTE]
They usually will not process the application within a year of the conviction, but they will based on the following excerpt from the CFR…(minimum assessment period is 1 year for one DUI offense, meaning your cousin must provide the following)
§ 10.211 Criminal record review.
(i) If a person with a criminal conviction applies before the minimum assessment period shown in table 10.211(g) or established by the Coast Guard under paragraph (g) of this section has elapsed, then the applicant must provide, as part of the application package, evidence of suitability for service in the merchant marine. Factors that are evidence of suitability for service in the merchant marine are listed in paragraph (l) of this section. The Coast Guard will consider the applicant’s evidence submitted with the application and may issue the MMC and/or endorsement in less than the listed minimum assessment period if the Coast Guard is satisfied that the applicant is suitable to hold the MMC and/or endorsement for which he or she has applied. If an application filed before the minimum assessment period has elapsed does not include evidence of suitability for service in the merchant marine, then the application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed by the Coast Guard.
(l) If an applicant has one or more alcohol or dangerous drug related criminal or NDR-listed convictions, if the applicant has ever been the user of, or addicted to the use of, a dangerous drug, or if the applicant applies before the minimum assessment period has elapsed for his or her conviction, the Coast Guard may consider the following factors, as applicable, in assessing the applicant’s suitability to hold an MMC. This list is intended as a guide for the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard may consider other factors appropriate to a particular applicant, such as:
(1) Proof of completion of an accredited alcohol or drug abuse rehabilitation program;
(2) Active membership in a rehabilitation or counseling group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous;
(3) Character references from persons who can attest to the applicant’s sobriety, reliability, and suitability for employment in the merchant marine including parole or probation officers;
(4) Steady employment; and
(5) Successful completion of all conditions of parole or probation.