The national minimum drinking age act of 1984 (and for males, be subject to being involuntarily drafted into the enlisted ranks of the military), one should also. Being a military member does not exempt you from this law or mean that this restriction does not apply to you you are under legal drinking age you are not authorized to buy, possess, or drink any kind of alcohol, whether on-duty or off, on-base or off. Military drinking age debate mar 31, 2011 there's a renewed effort to lower the legal drinking age for members of the us military fox news radio's lisa brady has the story.
The drinking age in the military is currently set at 21 years old as it is set for the rest of the country there has been an age old statement widely used by those in the military, if i am old enough to fight and die for my country, i should be old enough to drink the debate is out there. Lower drinking age for military comes at too high a cost, lawmakers say the cost to allow active duty military servicemen and women to drink before age 21 is too high for the state, lawmakers said. Until 1996, there was also a rule from the department of the navy, which covers the marine corps, that allowed a lower drinking age on military bases within 50 miles of another country.
Lawmaker looks to drop drinking age for active duty military members military or national guard servicemen and women wouldn't have to wait until they're 21 to have a legal drink in south dakota. This week, state lawmakers in south dakota's house state affairs committee will consider a bill that would lower the drinking age to 18 for active duty military, including the national guard. Among those age 18-25 (who are most likely to use drugs), the rate among military personnel was 39 percent, compared with 172 percent among civilians a policy of zero tolerance for drug use among dod personnel is likely one reason why illicit drug use has remained at a low level in the military for 2 decades.
Maryland legislators reject a bill that would lower the drinking age for military members on active duty. Developmental counseling statement sample covering underage drinking this website is not affiliated with the us government or military all proceeds from the operation of this site are donated to veteran and other charities. Drinking age, international treaties and agreements, and on the may waive the age 21 requirement for military members, but not below 18 years of age, if such commander determines that the. Free essay: drinking age of the military: should it be lowered jason m stoudt devry university the drinking age in the military is currently set at 21 years. Most underage military people go away from base if they want to drink, also there is a curfew so they have to go back to base by 0100 and they get breathalyzed if they're under age permalink embed.
The legal drinking age in the us as we all know, is 21 however, i do believe that while it should be 21 for non-militant personel as a precaution of maturity, it should be legal for those serving in our military today. It is usually when a marine is caught by the police or military authorities that punitive actions are taken and the corps then develops a strong stance against under-age drinking before an incident, ignorance is bliss for leaders. Manama, bahrain — the minimum age for drinking alcohol for servicemembers and defense department personnel in bahrain is being raised to 21 years old, officials announced thursday a three-step.
As a active military member i think that the age should be 18 with restrictions such as only on base and no hard alcohol i also agree i am also. Most military bases, even those in states with 21 minimum drinking ages, would allow active military personnel, while on base, to consume alcoholic beverages at age 18 some states allowed people from age 18 to under 21 to drink three-two alcoholic beverages. Overall binge drinking rates increased between 1998 and 2008 heavy drinking rates in the military for persons aged 18-25 are 26 percent as compared to 16 percent for civilians in the same age group.
They won't dwi ehhhyeahthey'll just risk this amazing job they have to get high because they don't get special treatment over their. No legal drinking age for all americans is 21 and is enforced in the military, no matter where you are stationed expanded thought: it was definitely enforced in and out of country (iraq was a dry country anyway so no alcohol was allowed. Beside the fact that many military bases have the drinking age at about 18 anyway, the right to drink could easily just be conferred to those few thousand under 21 year old military people and all it'll do is cause people to whine. Return the drinking age to 18 -- and then enforce the law the current system, which forbids alcohol to americans under 21, is widely flouted, with disastrous consequences teaching people to.
This article originally appeared in the havok journal on 3 february, 2015 but it continues to be an issue what are your thoughts _____ north dakota state rep andrew maragos recently sponsored a bill that proposes changing the legal drinking age in the us military to age 18. Other army bases around the country raised their drinking age to 21 over the past 20 years or so many states went to 21 under federal pressure beginning in the mid-1980s, and 21 is now the law in. But the military severely restricts the access service members have to firearms on base, and past experience with on-base drinking under the age of 21 actually supports the idea of allowing. Washington — a new hampshire lawmaker wants to lower the drinking age for active-duty military members to 18, making new hampshire the second state to consider such legislation this year state.