I'm not sure what you mean when you say that your question has not been answered. To tell the truth, even after reading your initial post twice I'm not sure exactly what your question was; I only saw one question mark in the whole 12 paragraphs, and I'm pretty sure that's not what you were after. /snip fast forward 9 paragraphs, what I "think" you want to ask is in bold below If the above is your question, then it appears to me that it was answered, by SF-qualified members of the site: So, based on those responses, it seems to me that the "risk you run" is twofold- not getting a good post-drop assignment, and not being able to handle being in the infantry. You're in a tough spot, no doubt. If your ultimate goal is a job and Airborne, then maybe you find a unit you like in the Reserves (even though you really don't like them) and try to work something out. I suspect there are one or two "good" units out there that would take you, if you have something to offer. Once you land the job, you can try to work your way into an Airborne slot. I think there are even Reserve units on Airborne status; a friend of mine was a member of one in Atlanta several years back. Don't know if it still exists, but it's worth checking out. Once you get back in, you may be able to get rid of some of your tats, a while back the Army had a program that they would laser-off Soldiers tattoos for free. That may open some doors for you down the road. 1) Next time you have a question, put the bottom line up front and don't make us search for it. A lot of the information you put in the first post was superfluous and distracting. 2) Have a little patience and show some respect; no one here has to answer your questions to any degree. I think the people who have chimed in so far have been extremely helpful, especially since what you're considering is, at best, morally questionable. 3) A better way to have expressed your last post would have been, "Thanks for the responses so far guys, I have a followup. I would specifically like to know..." and then ask your question- hopefully in one paragraph this time instead of 10+.