So, I was stupid and lied at MEPS per my recruiter’s advice. I had just gotten out of a highly toxic relationship with someone I had loved very much. I wanted to better myself and also get away/get distracted from my failed partnership. I omitted information at MEPS. I felt bad about it at the time but wanted to get away from my current situation asap (breakup, contract, and shipping out to basic all in the same month). I felt even worse about it later when my head was clear and I wished I had just gotten waivers. Now a year later it has taken a dark turn because I got an email today that we’d all need to get secret clearance. After doing research and reading over the SF-86 form I can see there are several discrepancies of things I never reported to MEPS. Some I can fudge a little bit but I figure that’s a bad idea because as I gain rank maybe I’ll need to get TS clearance and do a polygraph. Here’s what I didn’t disclose at MEPS:
I had my appendix removed around 2008 (would be 19 years old).
I had PRK laser eyes surgery around 2010 (would be 21 years old).
I was a pot head from about 2010 to probably 2015 (would be 21-26 years old)… Some minor use that eventually became rare use after that but definitely not almost daily use like before. No pot use for a year now. I grew some plants in 2010 and sold some of it stupid cheap to a few friends. I also had a medical marijuana card for like a year or two while I grew, I don’t remember how long it lasted (Don’t think I ever renewed it).
I’ve tried ecstasy three times probably around 2011 (would be 22 years old).
Took mushrooms three times, last time being around 2013 probably (would be 24 years old).
I had a vasectomy around 2014 (would be 24 years old).
I’ve gotten two tickets, one for running a stop sign on a bicycle and the last one (2014, would be 25 years old) for speeding . Both cases were dismissed.
I had a positive TB test in 2015, but nothing on x-rays (would be 26 years old).
A car pulled out in front of me and caused an unavoidable accident in 2017 where I had some hearing damage from the airbags going off (would be 28 years old).
So as you can see, I’ve dug myself quite the hole. I’ve been wanting to come clean and have tried Googling in the past as to how but kind of gave up on it because it seemed very tricky. Now I’m back to searching the best route. Any advice on coming clean and mitigating the damage?