Hey Sunny Day!
Thanks, I feel very fortunate. I am an active duty military officer, moving into a planner billet that requires the TS this summer.
I was scared about my case. I had the following issues:
-Defaulted student loan for $19,0000
-Charged off car loan for $14,000
-5 accounts that went to collections totaling about $2,500 (they only knew about 3 of them)
-A firearm related charge from my early teens.
I brought as much stuff as I could to the interview. Bank statements, emails, written agreements. The juvenile arrest has long ago been expunged, but I recounted it in detail. I tried to be as absolutely honest as possible. I still anticipated some interrogatories…nothing ever came.
I was told when I started the process to expect at least 18 months. It took a little over 4. Not sure if it is because I’m in the military, or some other “behind the scenes” stuff. I don’t claim to be an expert just because I got a clearance…but there certainly must be more going on behind the scenes than us lay folk know about.