I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row, so I figured I’d ask a few questions.
I’m about to turn 27 years old in March. Most of my life I have messed around, kept going to college in and out for an associates degree in Information Security, but if we’re being honest here I never completed it as I never really felt it was my niche. I only have maybe 25-30 credits. I’m trying to understand what the major airlines look for as far as Education. I ended up getting my GED when I was 17.
I’m also curious on issues regarding tattoo’s, I have full sleeves, nothing below the wrists, hands, face or neck, they wouldn’t be noticeable in a long sleeved shirt. Nothing offensive or gang related.
I guess let’s talk about my background now, I have a sealed juvenile record that I had gotten for joy riding in my parent’s vehicle when I was 16 or 17. I was charged with unauthorized use of vehicle (Felony) and Eluding (Felony) I was convicted of those two charges as misdemeanors. Since then my records have been sealed/destroyed.
Now if the background doesn’t affect me, will I still need to answer “Have you ever been convicted?” since those records are sealed/destroyed and remain confidential juvenile information per the common wealth attorney? I’ve had an active license for an unarmed guard for the State of Virginia with the Department of Criminal Justice Services as I would have been denied when they ran my finger prints and background check, and also successfully passed a polygraph examination when working for the local county government where I live.
At 24 I tried to join the Navy, and Army. I was denied from both by MEPS regarding “Chronic Bilateral Foot Pain.” relating to a corrective procedure I had when I was a child. Now this surgery does not hold me back as I have been employed in a combative inpatient environment at a mental health institute. Which required 8 hour (Sometimes 16 hour shifts on my feet)
With all that being said, I remain vigilant with a clean act, and a clean state of mine to be successful, my morality and ethics remain unblemished and I keep my nose clean.
Thank you for your time, and happy flying!