DOE Q clearance with an OTH


#1

Is it possible to get a Q clearance with an OTH discharge? I have had an ADP II with it, and several other public trust level clearances. With the ADP II I just explained what happened and owned up to it. The discharge was Separation Code HSG1, which is Failure to participate Reserver not on active duty board waived. Basically I missed several drills that were unexcused due to family issues. The discharge occurred in 2000.


#2

If everything in your scenario are the only issues then the concerns can be mitigated. Only those dishonorably discharged from the military are prohibited from being granted a clearance in accordance with the Bond Amendment.