Military SC past drug use potential ban for life


#1

Greetings from Poland. Hey, I just got a job at our military (as a civilian). My job requires to have a clearance. Many of my friends got there omitting their past drug use (weed some pills). I was thinking about omitting my drug use as well (weed for 4 years twice a year, extasy 3 times in my life). Haven’t taken anything for almost 2 years. However before this, I had applied for a job at military intelligence. I filled in my SC application confessing all my drug use. I did not pass the psychological evaluation so I believe the application was never even given to be checked (I handed it in to the evaluator after my evaluation). What do you think, I would prefer to be honest but I am afraid I will not pass and if that’s the case I am banned from governmental jobs for life as I had been told before. So huge dilema for me.


#2

They have your past application on file so if you lie, you will be caught, even if you don’t lie your still in the same position. I think be very honest because if you get caught lying, your career is over.

By the way, your friends will get caught eventually, I would pick a new group of friends and start walking a better path in life. You cannot change your past mistakes, create a new future for yourself.