Hello everyone, I am a 24 year old relatively healthy man who is currently in the process of choosing a new career. To date my most prevalent job history is in middle to high level culinary and restaurant management and (currently) local government. Obviously I know it’s too late to join an academy, but I feel my other options might already be non-existent based on my situation.
When I was 19 years old I was charged with a DUI (underage) and convicted of a reckless driving upon a plea-down deal. The deal involved me passing a drug test on the spot, which I did. If it matters I blew a .03 which is .01 above the limit for underage minors and we’ll below the .08 required of adult drivers. The probationary period ended a little over 4 years ago today. This event ultimately dissuaded me from trying to join the navy.
I was wondering, based on seasoned experience in today’s environment, would it be worth it for me to even try to work in the maritime commercial space? And if so where does someone like me even begin?