Hey guys, new here.
I’m career law enforcement and after doing my time as chief, I stepped down into a reserve special investigator position and opened up shop for myself as a legal investigator in the private sector. I’ve noticed there seems to be constant advertising for independent contractors in the federal BI arena and am interested in adding that on as an a-la-cart service to several other licenses/services I already offer out of my office.
Before I got serious about law enforcement, I had a couple failed attempts at military service. Same situation both times. Wanted to serve, but completely unable to adjust. Have zero ability to live in close quarters with a bunch of naked dudes in a high stress environment. In both instances, I got entry level sep’ed out citing personality disorder. This was back when they still slapped that on every other jacket for convenience discharges.
So I came home and decided to serve on the law enforcement side of the table. I have since passed all my psych evals without a hitch, never a mention of any personality disorder. And I found that in 2008 congress rescinded the military’s ability to continue using PD as a blanket characterization to mitigate liability for fast tracking problematic troops back out of the service. They now can only use that for people genuinely suffering from a debilitating long term condition and they have to use “Failure to Adjust” for the rest.
Technically, if somebody has a personality disorder to the extent it makes them a security risk it can be grounds to refuse a clearance. It should be obvious on the face that’s not the situation with me. Is it worth the time and effort to go through the long drawn out process to have my DD214s changed from PD to FTA before I begin a background process for OPM contract investigations? Or is the distinction clear enough to them that it won’t be necessary?
Appreciate any insight you guys can offer.