Does anyone know if you can join the ADF Army if you have been discharged from HM Forces on a disciplinary.
How do I stand if I have committed an offence years ago?
Defence does take into consideration the criminal history of an applicant when assessing his/her suitability; this is done on a case-by-case basis. Some offences fall under the 'spent conviction legislation' with which the ADF must comply.
What happens if I have a criminal record?
All applicants must undergo a police check. On application, you will be asked to detail your offence/criminal history. If you fail to provide these details and are enlisted, your service may be terminated.
Was a stupid thing that happened, childish behavior at a young age, big mistake. Not been in trouble since and losing my career was worst thing that happened. Discharge was "services no longer required" if that helps.
Thanks for the response, I have recently obtained my PR and have 12mths to wait before I'm eligible for citizenship. Due to this DFR will not talk to me, I have spoken to the SMRO Melbourne and he doesn't seem to know, says I have to have a service suitability check first. Suppose it's abit of a grey area. Would love some clarification on it but don't think it will happen, what's another year of waiting I suppose.