About 13 years ago I in my early twenties and had a TS/SCI clearance. I was involved in a bar fight and arrested. My lawyer said my best deal was to plead to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. As soon as I was arrested and charged, my job suspended my clearance which ultimately left me unpaid so I decided to just quit and find another job. I had saved up quite a bit of money in my youth and decided to travel the world and took odd jobs in several countries doing everything from teaching to IT work to earn extra money. I was everywhere from friendly countries in the EU to unfriendly countries (per U.S. standards) in the middle east and Asia. I went through two passports which are filled with stamps from all over the globe. I lived good and enjoyed life.
Covid-19 hit and I eventually moved back to the U.S. I’m am looking for jobs again now and I’m wondering if I can get jobs that require a TS/SCI again? I understand that on the SF86 I only have to answer questions as they pertain to the past 10 years of my life. Since my conviction was over 10 years ago, I should not have to mention it, correct?
I assume that my previous clearance suspension was never adjudicated since I resigned. However, it has been over 10 years so maybe the situation expired. Can anyone provide examples of people that had similar situations as myself that were able to get re-cleared? Thoughts, comments, predictions? Can I omit my criminal conviction from the past?