Hi, I have a few question about obtaining a TS-SCI clearance.
I've sworn in & enlisted already (a couple weeks back) and I've already talked with an investigator and a lot of friends/family have told me someone asked questions about me. My problem is, I didn't tell them about prior drinking. I haven't had any run-ins with the law of any sort, and by no means has it ever been a problem. I suppose what I'm getting at is, is there ANY possible way I can mitigate this & come clean now with a possibility of still getting it, or am I just done for?
More importantly, if I don't end up getting a TS clearance needed for my MOS, will I just discharged from the DEP or will I be able to pick something else/be assigned something? I realize I made a huge mistake, but me and my parents both agree the investigator(s) will take the "dumb teenager" factor in to play. I was scared and thought that I would get in trouble, and now it cost me a great MOS with airborne in the contract.
Thank you for your help,
If they asked you about any previous drinking at all, you should have come clean immediately and not held back. When meeting with the investigator, you have an opportunity to explain your situation. I'm not sure anyone but benningosutguy could tell you whether or not it would cost you your security clearance. But how would you view someone who didn't tell you the truth immediately? It's definitely a plus that nothing is on your record, but I'm sure they will still take that in to account. Your investigator didn't give you their number? I would try giving them a call back and explaining everything.
I forgot to add your second question's answer: If you do not obtain the security clearance, you will be either given a list of alternative MOS or reassigned to a MOS the Army needs you in.
Alright...I realize that by not telling the whole truth, I really screwed myself over. I was given a business card, I'll call the investigator back and clarify.
Hopefully I'm not completely done for and still have a chance. I've been a nervous wreck the past few weeks because of this, and it makes it worse because I did it to myself.
Anyway, I appreciate your help.
Um, relax guy. I think you will be ok... The investigators will hear your side, just call them and tell them. If you are of-age, I don't really see the problem. They deal with that much more than you think.
Just called her and explained. My investigator seemed indifferent about it, and she told me I won't hear from her if I get my clearance, that I'll hear from the Army. I appreciate your help!