Security Clearance issues
I recently had to research security clearances, and that's all I can say about it. j/k Interesting reading. While many of you with military experience are aware of the different levels, I am sure a lot of folks have no idea.
I found a great site for reading actual adjudications of security clearance appeals and the reason behind their thinking in granting or denying. Young people asking about their future should read some of this.
The site is http://www.defenselink.mil/dodgc/doha/industrial/
Here is an example of one I found interesting. The 2005 section is the best.
Alcohol; Criminal Conduct; Sexual Behavior
Some with drug and alcohol abuse histories make it and some don't. Financial problems and foreign ties seem to be major hurdles.
This 34-year-old technician for a defense contractor had four alcohol-related arrests, citations, and/or convictions in 1991 and 1999. He underwent counseling and has not returned to his old habits. In April 2002, he was masturbating in his car, which was situated on the edge of a large parking lot, when police approached and found him just sitting there. He admitted having masturbated there. He and his wife were trying to have a child and their doctor suggested frequent ejaculations might stimulate sperm production. No one had seen him on any of the 20 occasions over a two-year period when he did it that way. There was no "sexual" aspect to his conduct and he has not done it again. Mitigation has been established. Clearance is granted.
Any thoughts from you in the know...without having to kill us of course.