I am an Army officer I am about to start the investigation process for a TS/SCI. I looking for some advice to ensure I don’t “lie on my application”, don’t disclose anything unnecessary, and don’t jeaopardize getting the clearance.
I was arrested for a prostitution charge. the arrest took place over 7 years ago. I received PBJ so there is no conviction, and the record has since been expunged.
I know Section 22 says to report info regardless of if it is sealed or expunged, however:
-section 22.1 (Have any of the following happened) - answer is NO as these all relate to “in the past seven (7) years”
-section 22.2 (the have you EVER) questions:
the answer to these is still NO… never convicted of a crime, never charged with a felony (my offense was a misdemeanor), and it didn’t involve domestic violence, firearms, explosives, alcohol or drugs.
so there does not seem to be a place to disclose this information. I do not want to not disclose this and make it appear im hiding something. I also don’t know if it will even be found - as I have received the expungement order (has been expunged for more than 3 years).
I guess I am looking for some advice on:
-how I should proceed?
-will it be found?
-and if it is disclosed by me, what is your oppinion on whether I will still be able to get the TS/SCI?
Thank you in advance for your help!