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Recruiting Question

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So I'm currently in the process of applying for Marine OCS, and I've been getting as much info as possible from the internet along with the recruiter in my area.

When it comes to criminal history, I'm getting two different answers.

The internet resources are telling me to disclose EVERYTHING that I've ever been involved in because if, later down the road I need top secret clearance(which I will need for my desired MOS), they find something then it could be grounds for discharge. And not to differentiate between expunged and current records, because if it's ever happened they'll find it.

When I was talking with my recruiter he told me that if it's expunged and there haven't been any continuing incidents, then it's like it never happened, and not to even mention it.

Who should I listen to?
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If I recall correctly, all Marine Corps officers must have at least a secret clearance. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will perform a background check before your package is even approved for your slot in OCS. If you don't disclose it you run a significant chance of not even getting your shot at OCS. I'm about to start drilling as a Recruiting Support Officer for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana RS. I'll be glad to answer any questions or assist you in any other way I can.
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