Perhaps someone can offer some suggestions...
The arrest story is rather simple... Arrested for Misdemeanor Domestic Assault in Oklahoma in 2007. Plead No Contest and received a deferred sentence. Completed everything and now the record says "disposed". As for what I understand, there was not an actual "conviction" but some do not see it that way and I am just as confused on whether it is a "conviction" or not.
While I was in the military, I was never disciplined for the issue and since "deferred" was the sentence, I was told that handling weapons was not a problem.
I discharged with the RE-1 and Honorable so I could finish my Master's Degree. I am now looking to get back in a certain program as an Officer- Clinical program. I have been denied by the Navy for that arrest, so now I am not sure where to go with this.
I have looked into expungement, but Oklahoma has two types; one I qualify for now and one I do not... but it seems expungement does not matter because the military will still find it.
I am not trying to hide what happened, nor was I dishonest. So before I move to the next branch, what are some things to consider when this issue will be addressed again? How can I get around this setback in life? Is legal assistance the way to go?