To summarize a very long and complex story, when I was in the military, I was drugged at a squadron party and then sexually assaulted and by a subordinate (I was an officer, he was enlisted). I reported it up the chain of command. Due to some professional grievances I previously reported about my commander, he took the opportunity to give me an Article 15 for conduct unbecoming an officer, drunk and disorderly conduct, and fraternization. Since there is no judge or jury on these things, it was approved. Several months later, the commander and the vice commander were relieved of command (basically fired and their careers destroyed). I had already made the decision to leave, so there was no chance for me to have the article 15 expunged (and frankly, it was so emotionally devastating that I cannot handle dealing with it, and have not even spoken of the incident in my applications). As I am applying, one of the questions in a secondary application was whether I had disciplinary action taken against me by the US military. I received an honorable discharge, and I was never arrested or investigated or charged with a crime that would be applicable in the civilian world. I did not receive a federal conviction. I do not know whether I should disclose it. In the real world, an article 15 is meaningless. I am afraid if I check the yes box I will be automatically screened out of consideration before a person ever reads my app. On the other hand, if I check no, I am afraid I could lose everything on the very unlikely chance that it were to show up on an extensive background check for licensing and admission and they found I lied about it. What should I do?