DUI and the MilitaryServing in the United States Armed Services is an honor to those who serve but it is not for everyone. Passing the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and enduring the rigors of boot camp can be a backbreaking process that is intended to weed out those who do not have the mental or physical attributes needed to serve. But an arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol can just as easily disqualify someone for duty in the armed services.
Moral Standards of the MilitaryThe military in general expects its men and women to exhibit a certain moral standard. The purpose of requiring that those entering the military have a certain moral standard is to help minimize the disciplinary actions the military has to address, to decrease the likelihood individuals will pose a security risk, and to improve the overall order in the military. These moral standards may therefore disqualify the following types of people from service:
- Those with felony criminal convictions
- Those who are still serving out the punishment of a criminal conviction, including those in jail, on parole, and on probation
- Those who have been previously discharged from military service under dishonorable conditions
- Those with certain beliefs or social behavior that makes them a poor fit with other military personnel