Hello and thanks in advance,
I was active duty military for nearly 10 years and has a Secret clearance while serving. That clearance expired over a year ago and now that I am applying for a federal job that requires a Secret clearance, I have to have a new investigation.
How likely is it that my clearance would be denied if I already had one in the past? I ask because I had a couple misdemeanors when I was 17 and 19 years old (19 and 17 years ago). One involved alcohol and another involved marijuana. Since then, I have nothing on my record, great credit, and I filled out my eQIP honestly.
I assume the answer technically may be something along the lines of “it ultimately depends on the agency”. But I was hoping to get advice from someone with experience.