Q: My best friend was discharged from the Marines because he said he was a drug addict. But he told me he lied about it.
My best friend was recently discharged from the Marines because he said he was a drug addict. He got a other than honorable with a RE4B (He told me it means he cant reenlist). However, he recently confessed and told me that he lied about taking drugs so he can leave to be with his fiancee. However, his fiancee left him and now regrets leaving the Marines. He has been depressed and drinking alot. He calls me constantly saying he wants to be a Marine again but cant due to the fact he got a RE4B. So as a worried friend I am wondering if he confessed that he lied about doing drugs and being an addict that he can somehow rejoin. This was his dream and i hate to see him sad because he made this dumb mistake for a girl. He told me his urine test came out negative but they believed him taking drugs. Is there anyway my friend can be a marine again or will confessing just make matters worse. He said if he confessed he can get a dishonorable is that true.
A: Whenever you have a legal problem like this, it is always best to go have a full discussion with an attorney. The friend needs to go see a military law attorney.
A: He can't reenlist because he got an "Other Than Honorable" and because of the RE code.
He will not be reenlisted for that reason.
Also, if they believed him that he lied, then they will not want to reenlist him because he lied to get out.
Suggest he move on and learn from his experience.
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