First, thank you to the site administrators for this site, it has been a blessing over the years for so many of us.
I am being offered an upgrade from a Secret to a TS clearance position, which would require me to go through another background check. However, I am worried about a couple of factors that may affect my ability to acquire a TS. Like many, I have a family that I am providing for, and I worry that accepting the position could end up resulting in me losing my job altogether.
After reviewing my driving record, I recognize that I have a heavy foot that needs addressed… I have 4 speeding charges on my driving record that occurred on 09/2013, 07/2015, 03/2016, 05/2018. The occurrence on 03/2016 was a reckless that was dropped to a speeding (odometer calibration/drivers education) in court.
I recently began taking anti-anxiety medication again, but when I told my doctor that I drink 10-15 drinks a week (socially), he said that I am abusing alcohol. I have never gotten into trouble from drinking, but I have no problems abstaining from alcohol use if needed.
Should I reconsider applying for the TS position, or do you recommend any specific things that I should do ahead of time to mitigate these issues?
Thank you for your time.