The U.S. Marine Corps will now be conducting regular, random breath alcohol tests. Marines will be required to submit to a breathalyzer test and those who register a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .01 or greater will receive counseling. Greater than .04 and a medical exam will be ordered.
In most states, the (BAC) to be considered “drunk” for DWI or DUI is .08.
The military has been conducting regular, random urine drug testing for years. These measures help to ensure the safety of those in the combat zone. A soldier, sailor, airman, marine, or coast guardsman who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a danger to those around him or her.
Regular, random testing of those in safety-sensitive positions ensures a drug-free workplace.