2. plead to a charge which will not cause you to loose your 5A rights
As another complication to this issue I know of a few service members who after multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have developed alcohol problems. This has led in some cases to two arrests for DUI, which in many states is punishable for up to two years. A second DUI conviction makes them a prohibited person.
In the old days (pre-war) they would have been tossed out on their ear. These days under the guise of taking care of soldiers and the need for battle hardened NCOs they keep them around. Generally (although not always) these are top performing guys when you get them away from the booze and in theater (where booze is almost impossible to get). I knew one guy who earned a bronze star for valor on his tour and got a DUI the night he got back.
The Military does seem blissfully unaware that these are prohibited persons however.