I’m interested in applying to attend the Seafarers International Union training apprenticeship, and I’m about ready to start the process, but I have some concerns and wanted to get some advice before I put all this money into making this happen.
This is going to sound bad, and I deeply regret it but here it is
Short Story: I was referred to the Army Ntl Guard from a friend, it sounded like such a great opportunity and I didn’t disclose past depression in my life to my recruiter or MEPS. When I got to basic training there was a meeting held called Moment of Truth. The commander told us if there was anything we didn’t disclose to our recruiters or MEPS, now is the time to tell us, if you come now we won’t charge you with fraud-enlistment. I got really scared and just decided to go up and tell them. The put me on a medical discharge my separation code is RE3 JFW.
Please refrain from any bashing, I know it was a very stupid thing to do, but I saw this as an opportunity to make a career for myself and I didn’t want anything to get in the way of it. I am very sorry for it, and just want to be completely honest. Mentally, I don’t have any more depression. My past was pretty much high school stuff, I didn’t fit in very well.
Now with that story, would it prevent me from becoming a merchant mariner? I didn’t know if it would prevent me from getting a TWIC or a MMC.