I am considering joining the Army through a special program for healthcare professionals who are older in age. I am 47 and have been a good citizen, went to college, worked my whole life without incident and without any problems with the law except about 3 years ago I was arrested for a harassment charge made falsely by a member of my wife's family. The judge threw it out of court but I don't know the exact terminology of the disposition or what the court records show. I wasn't physically arrested, but voluntarily went down to the police department for the arrest when I got a letter notifying me of the charge. They photographed me and fingerprinted, then let me go...then it was thrown out by the judge in court. I had hired an attorney to help me. I guess the charges were dropped but I went through the whole picture taking and fingerprinting.
Anyway, can this affect getting me getting into the military? If so, what is the best thing to do to with the recruiter at this point? Should I do some sort of background check on myself to see what shows up? I just want to head off any potential issue with this in affecting my ability to join.
Thanks for your advice in advance.