Don’t Listen to Bad Advice on Clearance Applications


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Originally published at: https://clearancejobsblog.com/dont-listen-to-bad-advice-on-clearance-applications/

Security clearance applicants should beware of heeding advice that contradicts answering truthfully and providing full disclosure on the SF-86. Ultimately, it is you who will have to answer the mail when it comes out during the course of the investigation process. A defense contractor found this out the hard way when the Defense Office of…


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Marko,
Thank you for this article. There are so many complexities with the clearance process that is so easy to receive bad advice. I witnessed this first hand as my sponsoring agency told me not to include national foreign contact forms for individuals that are American/Dual Citizen. Before going to the background investigation, the investigator asked why I did not fill out the forms for the American/Dual citizens, and I told her that I was instructed not to. She made me fill one out. This doesn't seem as bad as the situation in the article, but anyone can still look at it as I was trying to hide information. Its hard to know the do's and dont's of an application especially being a first time clearance applicant. Even more experienced applicants can be confused as the process and application seems to change regularly.