I joined the Reserves back in 2013 where I annotated I did not do drugs on my Secret SF86. This was a lie as I had smoked weed a couple times from 2010 - 2013 and tried cocaine once in 2011.
Flash forward to 2020 where I am now active and trying to get an another position which requires a TS. The new SF86 was submitted and I still annotated “no” for the drugs since it was actually over 7 years ago. This I was truthful on.
I have a scheduled interview with my TS interviewer next week. I plan to bring up my mistake on the previous SF86. My question is how will this affect my chances for TS? What can I expect from my interviewer when I bring this up? How can I show mitigation in terms of personal conduct?
I imagine coming clean at the forefront will help, but how much so?