Good Morning All,
I’ll forego the traditional “long listener 1st time caller” stuff. My question is the outcome of what could be called for a lack of descriptive terms… WTF?
I was granted my Interim Secret back in Nov 2016 this after a blazing record setting waiting of only 39 days from when I dropped my SF-86 into the hat. We fast forward to Jan of 2017 when I got a nice email from a RSO (in the Philippines no less) wanting to schedule my “Face to Face” to complete the process and get the official stamp of “DoD Secret”.
Flip side of this hit record was I was in Baghdad working at the U.S. Embassy and my then employer wasn’t to keen of letting me pop smoke back home (I’m a Expat in the PI’s) to do it.
I emailed the nice RSO Lady and explained my tale of woes where as she said she’d contact “her people” and schedule me for it in Baghdad…sounds to easy right ? well Murphy’s Laws kicked in seven fold; I was emailed by her stating I would be contacted. Well it never transpired campers.
Now I am being told by new companies Sec Rep that I have to come back to the States for my “Face to Face”… this will not be cheap nor inexpensive to complete.
Any ideas as how,whom or what this ExPat can to to facilitate a “Face to Face” at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul where I currently hang my hat ?
Many thanks in advance & Semper Fidelis