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Vice President of the United States Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was kicked of the U.S. Navy earlier this year for testing positive for cocaine, according to reports.

The 44-year-old former public-affairs ensign tested positive for cocaine in a 2013 drug test and was dismissed from the Naval Reserves in February.

His dismissal wasn’t publicized, according to the Nav, "because he was treated like any other sailor who fails a drug test and is thrown out of the Navy."

The official noted that such cases are typically not reported due to the Privacy Act.

Hunter, who joined the Navy Reserves back in 2012, issued a statement Thursday, saying, "It was the honor of my life to serve in the US Navy."

"I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward."

When Hunter joined the Navy in 2012, he had to get a waiver because of his age.


Joe Biden’s second eldest child was 42 years old at the time, which was well over the typical maximum of 34 for an individual enlisting for the first time.

The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," said Hunter received a second waiver for ‘a drug-related incident when he was a young man."

This type of waiver, according to military officials, is "not uncommon."

Per The WSJ, the vice president’s office declined to comment.

Hunter Biden, who is married with three young children of his own, is now a managing partner an Rosemont Seneca partners, an investment company.

He’s also an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University and serves as chairman of World Food Program USA, a humanitarian agency.

Hunter and Beau Biden are the sons of the Veep and his first wife Neilla Hunter, who was killed in an accident along with the couple’s infant daughter Naomi.

Joe remarried Jill Biden, and had a daughter, Ashley Biden, in 1981.