Will my army deployment make me ineligible for Peace Corps?
January 10, 2006 2:50 PM Subscribe
Does my involvement in information-gathering activities make me ineligible for Peace Corps?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (13 answers total)
I was in the Army from 1997 to 2001. I was operationally deployed during the spring/summer of 2000. During my deployment, my unit engaged in information/intelligence-gathering activities. In fact, my unit was involved in two separate programs; one involved the CIA, one did not. I was involved in the program that did not involve the CIA, and never actively collected information. Rather, I edited situation reports sent to our headquarters from teams in the field. Does my involvement in this program, or the fact that my unit (but again, not me personally) had contact with the CIA make me ineligible for Peace Corps? If so, for how long? I've read the Peace Corps form
relating to this topic, but it looks like there's some gray area. Anyone else with a similar military background applied to Peace Corps?