I have been looking at the national guard website but am not ready to have a recruiter contact me so I bow down to the knowledge of the army forum. First off I am not ready to have the recruiter contact me because I need to get into much better shape before I am decent enough for basic. My main question concerns mental health. I am bipolar. I am medicated and have it under control but would this make me unwanted by the military? I would be dissapointed becasue I would be able to join as an officer since I have my degree in criminal justice and would love to serve my country in the MP. Thanks for any help you can give me. Thought of another question. would i be able to go full time in the guard ie make a career out of it? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!