- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hunter Biden has been discharged by the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use.

The military career of Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s son ended earlier this year after only having been commissioned as an ensign on May 7, 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Mr. Biden had been assigned to Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mr. Biden, who now works for the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd., said in a statement that 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. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward,” The Journal reported. He also serves as a managing partner the investment company Rosemont Seneca Partners.

The vice president’s office declined to comment for the paper’s story.

It is not known what kind of discharge Mr. Biden was given, although a failed drug test would eliminate the possibility of receiving an “honorable” discharge. The most likely outcome for him would have been “other than honorable” or “general” discharge, the Journal reported.

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