Hi folks -
A job I am crossing fingers to land and interviewed favorably for, requires a Q Clearance (DOE lab). They asked me in the interview if anything in my background might cause an issue, and I said no. However, after thinking about it, I got concerned about the following, as I was reviewing the SF86 form ~
I am in my late 40s and when I was all of 18, I went off to boot camp for the Air Force. Long story short, I ‘dropped out’ of boot camp due to ‘failure to adapt’. (Honestly I was freaked when a girl I befriended in camp tried to commit suicide). I was told this was considered an honorable discharge.
My two fold question is, a) do I need to list this as ‘having EVER served’? (am I considered to actually have even served???) and b) if so, will this possibly cause my application for clearance to be denied? Because if so, I should inform the hiring manager now, vs. wait until later. Appreciate any information anyone has for this case. Thank you!