It is called fraudulent enlistment, and I am going to say it boldly, IT WILL BE DISCOVERED. A local check may or may not show, but the minute a National security background check takes place it will show. Many people have tried to hide this and have failed.
Even if a record has been sealed, expunged, or strickened from the records, it has not gone away. The minute the background checks are activated it will show.
Domestic Battery Charges are 100% disqualifying.
Depending on when, how long, and for what reasons you were on anti depressents will determine wether it is disqualifying, but to set your excpectations clearly, it is more than likely going to prevent you from joining as well.
You need, and must, report this to your recruiter! Your background paperwork asks if you now have or ever have had any of the following. Do not risk jail time and a dishonorable discharge over this, I assure you it is not worth it.
Understand the Coast Guard is a Federal Law enforcement agency and our background checks are very thourough. It will be caught.
It sounds like your parents and the Navy recruiter are setting you up for failure. BE smart, and disclose the issues.
These poor, plain men, dwellers upon the lonely sands of Hatteras, took their lives in their hands, and, at the most imminent risk crossed the most tumultuous sea…and all for what? That others might live to see home and friends. — Annual Report of the U.S. Life- Saving Service, 1885 Recruiting Website Read here for answers to the most often asked questions about joining the Coast Guard!