What are my chances of being cleared? My TS/SSBI investigation was at DoDCAF, but now it is back in investigation again! Can anyone lend any advice or prognosticate/forecast what could happen to me? Perhaps will I be SOR-ed? I am a former army officer, honorable service in Iraq Afghanistan, great student and Patriot with no drugs booz or criminal run-ins…after college in NYC I transitioned I am trying to return to the Army Reserve in DC as an Intel Officer, once again.
Summary—19 months or 570 days of SSBI investigation time:
- SSBI opened 3 January 2017.
- (Congressmen expedited my clearance Feb 2018)
- First PRSI Interview: 16 March 2018.
- (Afterwards, I was told that I was in Adjudication but at an unknown time)
- 2nd PRSI Interview: last Thursday 19 July 2018.
2nd Interview discussion points are below:
Intro: my Investigator from OPM NBIB received my returned investigations info from DoDCAF last week. He said that my clearance was kicked back to him by DoDCAF Adjudicators because I had foreign born parents but did not list foreigner relatives. I was very forward saying I have no relationship with them and I cut them out of my life since Aug 2012 onward.
DodCAF initial concerns were: why I failed to report my step father’s Egypt-based family! I have naturalized parents who were both foreign born. No dual citizens.
I said to the Investigator on the 2nd interview that I visited 2 of my step dad’s nephews (for 1 day in Aug 2012 as I was passing by Egypt while on R&R on a Dod Contract in the Gulf). I did indeed report on the SF-86 that I was in Egypt that day and that my step dad was foreign born (now a nat US citizen) BUT I did not originally cover the fact that I met 2 foreigners who were step cousins by my mom’s marriage. I gave the Investigator their name and age and that was it. He said I needed to be more transparent. I mentioned all this first, he already knew this, but he wanted to see what I would say. I was as forward and transparent as possible as memory allowed me. Then these came up by me:
-I first reported in this 2nd interview that I forgot to put down on SF-86: 2 step family relatives in Egypt 2012 (was 1 day of contact only). I also confirmed to the investigator that the Filipino cousins aunts and uncles in my family in Philippines (0 contact) FOREIGNERS
-BI found out, but I confirmed first, after BI asked me if I knew anymore foreign or dual citizens: I only knew a few FOREIGNers in DC — 1 Palestinian and 1 Qatari (foreign nationals—open and continuous) for 1 year in DC 6 months in 2011. I honestly forgot to write them down in the SF-86. I told the investigator in the second interview that it was an honest mistake, forgot to memorialize it and that I was not trying to hide anything. The nature of us know each other then was that I would attend ramadan dinners and these 2 people were always present then. I did not know them.
-BI found out, but I confirmed first, after BI asked me if I knew anymore foreign or dual citizens: I had a graduate school student acquaintance in class for 1 semester in 2014. After graduation we had 3-4 total contact events ONLY in 2016. This guy I knew was FOREIGN Born (I had no idea he was DUAL Citizen because he told me early on he was an American naturalized citizen and that he even voted in our US elections).
-BI asked me if I knew anymore foreign or dual citizens: so I said I knew a family of 5 (for 2 years 2011-2014 off and on) and I dated their daughter for 6 months 2014…they were all dual citizens (open and continuous from Summer2013 to NLT Jan2014) they were FOREIGN Born (but I had no idea they were DUAL Citizen because they told me then that they were American Citizens!)
-BI asked me if I knew anymore foreign or dual citizens: I was released/fired (failed to mention this on my SF-86) from AFOSI due to detachment CDR finding out I didn’t get along with coworkers and that I was accepted to NYU; I also mentioned my grandma got cancer cancer and it affected me at home in CONUS)
-BI asked me if I knew anything else about a bad work experience/times I had working with people on a DoD contract, during our 2nd personal interview: Well, then I replied immediately that I worked with people who did not get along with me from June to Oct 2012 OCONUS deployed. Issue: I was verbally reprimanded for mishandling a single page of SECRET related info (was a minor but verbal warning by my boss at DoD). I was sleepy one night and failed to lock the page in the vault by passcode in the office. I entered the wrong code but closed the door, only. Vault door was unlocked. I failed to write this on the SF-86 and failed to mention this on the 1st interview back in March 2018 because I thought it was not official. I finally covered down on this after the BI was jogging my memory but saying nothing other than bad contract experience I had overseas with DoD members who did not like me for being Muslim and my emailed opinion on Arab Spring and how we can be happy that corrupt arab leaders fell which was amenable to US interests).
Any thoughts by any investigators or others???