Hunter Biden’s military career came to an end earlier this year, as the 44-year-old was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine.
Multiple outlets have confirmed the son of Vice President Joe Biden failed a urinalysis test administered in June of 2013 and he was subsequently discharged in February.
“It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge,” the Delaware native said in a statement.
“I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
Hunter decided to join the Navy Reserves in his 40s, though his motivation to do so remains unclear. The Wall Street Journal, who broke the news of his discharge, went on to explain that he required a waiver to join because of his age. He required a second waiver because of a drug-related incident that took place when he was young.
Sources close to the situation also say he was “treated no different than any other sailor.”