MIL Security Clearance

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  1. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    Here's the deal. I had a TS while in AD 4 years ago. I'm back in the guard but at a lower clearance level. I want to apply for a GS position nearby on pearl harbor and want to see if anyone knows how I would go about checking if my TS is still good.

    I have heard they are good for 10 years but I want to get confirmation.
     
  2. ImperialShadow

    ImperialShadow New Member

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    TS is only good for 5 years before you have to have a reinvestigation. If you have been out of the service for more than two years before you joined the guard the clearance you had is no good. If not then there may be a chance.
     
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    to be absolutely certain go to your units' security manager and have him look it up for you in the system. It should tell you what you're eligible up to.

    Take me for instance I'm eligible for TS/SCI however, here at my command I only NEED a Secret so that's what I'm granted.
     
  4. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    I thought so. Right now I think the guard only gave me a confindential. The jobs I'm looking at require a TS and I wonder if mine would still reenstated if i go for the job.

    Critical, I will check with my unit's SO and hopefully, good news.
     
  5. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    Yeah I joined the guard 4 years and 1 day after I got off AD.
     
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    If you had the clearance for more than a year before that it is no longer valid. Like ImperialShadow said a TS requires a new SSBI every five years and the investigation has to start well before the 5 year mark so your clearance doesn't lapse during it. Some units will also administratively revoke clearances when you outprocess for some reason.
     
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    TS is only good for 5 years. If you go somewhere else within that time period you are only eligible but have no access.

    Secret is good for 10 years.

    You would have to find someone with access to JPAS to verify the status of it for you.
    I would but can't remember my password for my account.

    I have a TS/SCI :o
     
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    I had TS/SCI... it was awesome!
     
  9. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    I have a TS with Presidential Duty clearance. The President and I have been in arms reach numerous times... :o
     
  10. Ranger-AO

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

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    talking about your security clearance level in public should constitute a breach of security. :ugh:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    maybe, but it definitely falls into the EEFI category.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Essential Elements of Friendly Information. It is the concept that your enemy can determine classified information without ever being told or shown anything that is actually classified in nature.

    You buy a soldier a beer and swap war stories with him. He tells you that he's got TS clearance. So you put him on your list of people to watch and befriend. He has just become a prime source of EEFI.

    We had several barbers on base when I was active duty that were arrested for spying. They were probably never told anything that was classified Secret or higher, but they were definitely passing on some very sensitive information to the Soviets. How'd they get most of their information? EEFI.

    A good read: https://atiam.train.army.mil/soldierPortal/atia/adlsc/view/public/7422-1/fm/3-13/chap3.htm

    ib paranoid old fart :fawk:
     
  14. pew pew pew

    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    anyone have details about TS process? who do they interview from your past, how in depth do they go, what kinds of things are disqualifying, what kind of trouble can you get in if they dig up something?
     
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    i just got a call for a friends background check. pretty routine stuff, askin what kind of person he is, how long i've known him, shit like that. and as long as you haven't lied or falsified anything, you should be alright. unless your parents are commies or something.
     
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    They dig fairly deep and it takes a while while they do the investigation.

    If you lie about something and they find it, you can most likely count on getting sent to do a different job which does not require the TS.
     

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