So I am going up for my first security clearance (level secret) ever and now that I’m researching what all goes into it I’m starting to get nervous.
First up drugs in the past 7 years I have smoked marijuana about 10 times the last one being st. Patricks day 2014 (March). I have no issues never doing it again and stated so in my sf86 and I was not big time into it in the first place.
Now sexual misconduct. I have had relations with other women in the past beyond my cohabitant up to as recent as last week. Once. I became aware this was a clearance issue I have ended things with her and she understands as its my dream to do this job I have been offered. I know a big thing is the passage of time but also saw something about private consentual and discreet.
So I know that is alot to take in but am I screwed. And should just withdraw my app? Also if a clearance was denied how long until you can apply for one again?
Thanks in advance!