Another confused applicant here. Recently graduated from a Master’s program and waiting on a secret level clearance from a DoD contractor. A couple of mitigating factors: incidental marijuana use (~3-4 times a year during college, with gradually decreasing frequency from 2011-2017 until I stopped entirely out of lack of interest) and foreign travel, including to countries like China and Myanmar. Also one of my close friends is a dual citizen of the US and Russia, which seemed to concern my investigator until I told him that her family is Jewish and fled the Soviet Union out of concern for their safety, and she’s only a passport holder at the behest of her parents. I’m assuming that this is going to prolong the investigation somewhat, but it seems to be moving relatively quickly:
e-Qip submitted 3/20/2019
interim declined 3/29/2019
assigned investigator 4/17/2019
personal interview 5/17/2019
reference #1 interviewed 5/30/2019
reference #2 interviewed 6/26/2019
As of today (7/17/2019) the investigation is still open. Any wisdom from cleared invidividuals/investigators as to whether I’m in for a long wait still ahead?