Hunter Biden -- the 44-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden -- was discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year upon failing a drug test in 2013, a U.S. official confirmed to NBC News. Biden was commissioned by the Navy in 2012 as an Ensign.
"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," Biden said in a statement. "I respect the Navy's decision. With the love and support of my family, I'm moving forward."
Hunter Biden tested positive for cocaine during a drill weekend in mid-2013, a U.S. official told NBC News.
Hunter Biden is Vice President Joe Biden's second son, and stepson to Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden. He is a licensed attorney and managing partner at Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC.
Joe Biden's oldest son Beau Biden is the attorney general of Delaware and currently considered a front-runner in the 2016 race for governor of the Diamond State. A recent University of Delaware poll shows 60% of respondents view Beau Biden favorably.