Lied on Navy SF86 but told truth on CBP SF86 about drug use


#1

Quick question for you guys. So I joined the Navy in 2010, at the time my recruiter said to put that I had no previous drug use. Since I had no history or charges related to use. I am set to get out of the Navy soon and applied for a CBPO position and filled it out the SF86 honestly saying I have used drugs but greater than 7 years ago ( before I joined the Navy). My question is can this be used against me for fradulent enlistment?


#2

It’s not likely to be used to charge you with fraudulent enlistment but I would expect it to come up in your investigation. The drug use can be mitigated by “youthful experimentation” and the amount of time that has passed. The failure to report on your previous SF86 will be an issue but can be mitigated by the advice given by your recruiter. It’s a pretty common problem from what I have seen and heard.

Let this be a lesson about who you take advice from . . .