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Offline marekbjj

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Just saying hello
« on: September 18, 2017, 14:33:13 »
Just wanted to say hello and to share my experience - I'll keep it short and sweet I promise.

I recently applied, and am really interested in Communications and Information Systems Specialist. It seems like it's very similar to what I have been doing as a civilian for the past 10 years, and a field that I really enjoy.

I did the CFAT today, and I was told that I did very well, but that would have to wait a year before I can continue with the process; based on my substance usage history.
In other words, I was told just to keep doing what I'm doing - staying away from the weed and studying something related to the field of interest - and to come back in a year.

I can't say I'm entirely surprised, but I do believe honesty is the best policy and answered the questions to the best of my knowledge. I do, however, feel like it's a great opportunity to work on other aspects of my life that may affect my application. For example, currently at 31 years I feel like I'm in pretty good shape, but there's always room for improvement. I have some debts that I could probably clear off in a year, and so on.

I was really hoping to hear from someone that may have been in a similar boat as I and how things went for them.

Thanks, and have a great day!

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Re: Just saying hello
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 21:00:55 »
Welcome to Army.ca, marekbjj

I suggest that you start exploring existing relevant threads already existing on this Site. Almost anything that you could wish to know has already been discussed, usually at great and repetitive length.

As you read through those threads, you'll likely find answers to questions that have not even occurred to you yet.