I retired from the USAF in 2012 after 23 years. My clearance at the time was TS SCI(DCID 1/14 ELIG) PERIODIC REINVEST SBI.SSBI, 28 JAN 2008. Of course, my clearance was terminated upon my retirement. For the past 7 years, I have been working in the UAE for a local company, but seconded to a US company that holds the ITAR TAA agreement between the UAE armed forces, my local company and the US Dept of State and US DOD that allows me to provide defense services in the form of instruction to the local uae armed forces.
I have accepted a position back in the US with a civilian contractor for the DoD, USAF. The position requires a Secret Clearance. I have been hired for the position, but must attain the clearance after starting my new position.
I also have numerous foreign contacts, as you can imagine, since I’ve been here for 7 years and the population is mostly expats. I have Brazilian, South African, French, British, Filipino, Portuguese, and Emirati friends and co workers.
I have no criminal record, outstanding military service, excellent credit, zero drug use.
How prolonged is this process going to be for a secret clearance?