Hi all. I always wanted to join the British army but i have been to prison and do have a criminal record. Will that stop me from getting in the army . thanks 4 any advice and help
It depends on the offence that sent you to prison. It is not like the British Army is so desperate for men that they are sending the Prince to war in Afganistan. Blimy, but they did! Good show. Your go.
In Great Britain, poor recruiting and changes in basic training tend to be blamed on the \"couch potato\" culture and the weakness of British youth, in the US, recruiting problems and changes in boot camp are frequently blamed on the incursions of \"political correctness\" on military culture, and in particular on its perceived \"feminization.\" (See Bonat 1999; Gutmann 2000; Mitchell 1998; Moore 1998; Smart 2000; Strother 1999.) In the UK, young men are feared to be too soft for the military; in the US, the military is considered by some to be too soft to attract real men.
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken a number of measures over the past several years to increase recruitment. Among other measures, the Army looked for potential recruits in hostels for the homeless and set up a program to enlist young criminals who had been sentenced to prison for two years or less. Back in the USA, you can always run a
criminal record background search
on the American recruits to see if they are \"man enough\" because all criminal records are public information in the USA.
I think petty criminals should be allowed to join the army. And maybe, in some cases, even criminals with a bigger sentence. I think that, when done right, the army can fix a lot of issues and instill a discipline that works wonders.