Hey everyone. I am looking at OCS as a viable option for myself but I'm afraid that my idiot college self will get in the way. A little about myself, I am a graduate student at an Ivy League university who has a clean record except for some stupid drunk in public charges from college. There were two times; once when my friends were walking me home and I was stumbling over myself and a second time when a house party got raided and I was in the house drunk as hell. Both times I was just drunk and confused, not aggressive in any way. Both of these charges were sealed and are not a matter of public record. However, I know that I will have to be honest with the recruiter. Should I just forget about OCS?
Also, should I be lucky enough to get OCS, how long after OCS do I have to remain in the Coast Guard? How many years after OCS could I pursue a career in the private sector?