Whether a bankruptcy filing will affect eligibility for military service is a question that may trouble potential service members. The specific answer to the question of whether a person can join the military with a recent bankruptcy depends on specific circumstances.
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A recent bankruptcy filing’s effect on military service may be impacted by these factors.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that there is no explicit restriction on joining the military for those with recent bankruptcy filings. Anyone considering bankruptcy should take steps to learn as much as possible about the bankruptcy process.
Further, potential bankruptcy filers considering a future career in the military may benefit from: