Hello. I am in the process of submitting my paperwork for top secret clearance in the air guard. My boyfriend is also in the air guard. I am living with him ( moved in late September set to leave at the beginning of December) temporarily until I am off the wait list for my new apartment. Will listing his address as my current one hurt my chances of gaining this clearance? I will also have to add him on the cohabitant section. Please let me know.
Are we missing something here? Listing your current address is what you’re supposed to do.
Why would it hurt your chances? I don’t understand the question here or why you would be concerned.
No, you are cohabitating and it will likely be common knowledge. It will be a discriminant on the report that just has to be explained that you moved in after completing the questionnaire. Government understands that people move or change jobs.
Not an issue. Make sure they have a good phone number and email in case they need talk to you. Plenty of cohabitation situations. It is a gender neutral nobody cares type issue as long as you write or speak to it when asked.
Thanks everyone for your responses although I’m not sure I explained it right. Lol. I just wanted to know if it was okay to have my boyfriend On the cohabiting section since we are both in the guard and On the same base. He’s not an officer or anything. But I was just worried it would be a conflict of interest and would cause problems with the clearance.
It shouldn’t. Where would the conflict of interest lie? I’m not seeing it
Are you concerned this may be considered an “Inappropriate relationship?” If your boyfriend is an Officer or NCO and you are lower enlisted (E1-E4), this is considered an “Inappropiate Relationship.” There are other scenarios I’ll list below. If this is your concern then I’m not sure this will be a problem with your security clearance, but you may want to re-think your relationship if it violates one of these categories because it will most likely become a problem with the Military.
• Compromise, or appear to compromise, the integrity of supervisory authority or the chain of command
• Cause actual or perceived partiality or unfairness
• Involve, or appear to involve, the improper use of rank or position for personal gain
• Are, or are perceived to be, exploitative or coercive in nature
• Create an actual or clearly predictable adverse impact on discipline, authority, morale or the ability of the command to accomplish its mission
You are fine. Mike is correct though concerning the ones falling under the term “inappropriate.” Those are career ending for many. Thanks for your service! Airpower!
Thank you so much. He is e4 and i am e3 so we should be okay!
Thank you ! I appreciate it!
Not an issue with NBIB unless you are disciplined by your unit or he is a foreign citizen.