I had a DUI while on active duty, was diagnosed with alcohol dependance, attended outpatient treatment, and completed the 1 year treatment plan. Got off active duty, went into the Guard redid my Secret PR (but didn’t fill out an SF-86, was some other Guard form if memory serves). I was told by my security Sgt, when I asked about my DUI that she would probably not mention it. Yes this was stupid, at the time I was 30, and yes I should have put it and that was bad advice. I should have known better, and should have listed it and if it was no big deal ok, but at least then I would have been better to list it and it not need to be listed. I was wrong… I worked as a contractor for 2 years and stopped using my clearance in 2010. I am now applying for a position that requires a clearance and I am redoing my SF-86.
My question is this, I am married (have been for 3 years) I drink maybe 10 drinks a year if that, I have not drank since xmas eve and even then I had 2 drinks with a family member. My life now that I am married is different I do not go to bars, my wife does not drink at all, and I pretty much dont either. I PT, I have better hobbies and habits, and like to think I am more well rounded now than in my late 20s and even into my 30s.
I think I have mitigated the alcohol, but I am worried about the fact I should have listed that DUI. Even tho my S2 while on active duty knew about it, I still should have listed it on my PR that was just stupid. If I am honest and forthcoming when they do my interview, is this going to be a no go?? Will I be able to recover from that. The time frame that the PR was done was 2006.
I welcome any advice or guidance. Thank you.