MIL Credit Scores and Security Clearance

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  1. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Out of curiosity, is this something they check into and does it play a major roll in what you can and can't do? :dunno:
     
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    depends...
    If you're in good standing and what not you shouldn't have a problem...

    but if your score is completely fucked up and you're in a lot of debt I wouldn't count on it comming through
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Yup. Since my divorce, my credit has been the shits. The Army National Guard recruiter I'm working with has basically told me that I should not expect to get a security clearance.

    Basically anything that will cast doubt on your ability to do what you say you will do is going to knock you out of a clearance. Credit, bouncing checks, garnishment of wages, criminal history, not paying child support, etc, etc, etc.

    That's why it is easier to get a clearance when you are a teenager than when you're an old fart. :hs:
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    you forgot presidential
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Excellent info, Inforpics! :bowdown:
     
  6. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    It also depends on who holds your clearance and where you are working. Michael Jackson could get a secret, but beyond that is harder. If you are not working directly for an agency and are enlisted, you typically do not need a poly. If you are doing SCI for a 3-letter agency, then you will need a general poly. If you are doing certain other things related to counter-intelligence and technology, then you may need to do a lifestyle poly.

    edit: You also need to be indocrtinated (read on) to each special access compartment, where you sign your first-born away and you need to be debriefed (read off) when you no longer require or are allowed access.
     
  7. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Just curious, what's the extent in which the back ground check goes? I mean with people.
     
  8. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    They will ask you for family and friend's contact info. You will also have to provide all your previous employer info and 3 people who knew you at every place you lived. They will not ask your friends much, just for other people who knew you. They know you will try and provide good references, so they do that to find your other friends who will answer the door with a bong in hand.
     
  9. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I guess I am safe because I don't associate with losers :hay:
     

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