I’m probably joining the military soon, and I’m worried I won’t be able to get a secret security clearance, which I’ll need. Two issues:
- I taught English abroad for a year, living in several different apartments/hostels, some of which I don’t know the address, the exact dates of residing there, and may not be able to get in touch with anyone who can vouch for my being there.
- I have 100k in student loan debt I incurred last year before deciding to join the military. The military will probably be paying about half of it for me it seems from military websites. Also, I have a maxed out $5000 limit credit card. Otherwise, I have no financial issues. I have many employment opportunities outside of the military so I’m not worried about being able to pay back my debt and have never considered myself in serious financial trouble, but are these red flags going to be enough to prevent me from getting a secret security clearance?