I accepted a new contract with the Navy about 5 months ago as a System Engineer. I currently hold Interim Secret.
Today, I got an email from the command security manager telling me that I need to submit paperwork for a TS. I was never aware that a TS is required for this position.
Is a TS a requirement for any privileged account holders within DoD or does it vary by branch/location.
My concern with submitting this paperwork is that I am a naturalized citizen and immigrated from Ukraine at age 11. I am now in my 30s.
And second, since my secret is still ongoing, how will it affect the outcome.