Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year for failing a drug test. His drug of choice? Coke.
Per “Market Watch:”
Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43 when he was to be commissioned—he needed a waiver to join the Navy. He received a second Navy waiver because of a drug-related incident when he was a young man, according to people familiar with the matter. Military officials say such drug waivers aren’t uncommon.
Mr. Biden was commissioned as an ensign on May 7, 2013, and assigned to Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va., a reserve unit, according to the Navy. In June 2013, after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, he was given a drug test, which turned up positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the situation. Mr. Biden was discharged in February, the Navy said.
Biden, an attorney, is currently employed at an investment firm where he is a managing partner. Neither his company nor the Vice President have released a statement, though Biden released the following one himself:
“the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
Sorry, Hunter, even Obama couldn’t get you out of this one. .
[via Market Watch]
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