Promotion to O5 withheld because still in adjudication!


#1

I am a prior service US Navy Flight Surgeon who decided to join the reserves 20 years after being separated after I learned that being an anesthesiologist made me a “critical wartime specialty”.

I was (re)commissioned in the reserves as an Lieutenant Commander, the same rank I held in 1996. The most recent promotion board voted to promote me to Commander but the SECNAV is withholding my promotion because I do not yet have an adjudicated Secret clearance.

Here is my timeline:

  • July 2016 SF-86 Submitted
  • July 2016 Fingerprints submitted
  • May 2017 OPM Interview
  • July 2017 Interim Secret Clearance granted so I could practice in a Navy Hospital
  • Jan 2018 Investigation complete, file sent for adjudication
  • April 2018 Security Office contacts DODCAF told “awaiting report from an outside agency”

How can I speed up the adjudication process? Is there a way to communicate with the person assigned my file at DODCAF. I’ve called on my Congressional Rep for help.


#2

Bumping my message up to see if anyone can offer advice.

I’ve been told that I an request adjudication without the outside information but that may not be favorable to me. At least in that case, if I was adjudicated and denied, I would have some due process to appeal, right?


#3

Yes, you would be given due process in the event an SOR is issued.