I wanted to post my thoughts here in hopes that someone can give me some clarity.
I applied for a job with the DoD/NSA back in February. Covid happened. Fast forward to June, it try for the first time a inhalent whose street slang is “poppers”. I got this from a sex shop which marketed it as a sexual stimulator. Thinking it was over the counter, I assumed its use was okay. I use this a couple times a month while I am having sex and a once or twice by myself to see what it was like (i stopped using it cause it made my head hurt and i didn’t like the way it made me feel. Fast forward to Late September I get a CJO from the NSA. It has been my dream to work for the government. There is honestly no better calling than to serve and protect your country in my opinion…
When i fill out my SF-86, i think I will mark it down as an inhalent, but the thing is - its not illegal at all. I read the article on clearancejob and the take that I got from that was that I am at will of the adjudicator. Once i figured out that these were not illegal, but kind of frowned upon, i immediately stopped because I want to work for the NSA and serve my country. I think my main issue is that the use was infrequent over a 3 month period and it was so recent.
I am going for a TS/SCI with a fullscope polygraph. Based on what I have said, what are my chances (when i disclose everything) that I will pass and get my FJO and actually start my federal career with my clearance?
Thank you all for your time.