Biden’s Son Tests Positive For Cocaine, Discharged From Navy Reserve


Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, reports the Wall Street Journal. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. After failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended.

Biden, 44, 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. Military officials say such drug waivers aren't uncommon. Biden said, “I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge.”

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