2003 non-violent misdemeanor was categorized as Assault and required me to
register as a sex offender for 10 years which subsequently turned into 15
years after the fact as Virginia General Assembly changed their
requirements in 2008/9. I completed the SF-86 for this early 2017 job
application with full disclosure although this situation was not related to
alcohol or drugs.
I was disappointed considering the following mitigating support:
Was not a felony. (Misdemeanor charged - No plea)
Personal Credit Rating for several years 860+ (We own two homes in the
states, both rented, no revolving debt)
Government evaluates with a "Whole Person" approach; whereas I am a
husband, father of three, have maintained Director-level employment
throughout my career, close friends and family with TS clearance, etc.
Sterling reputation with access to student academic and personnel records
(UMUC and Oklahoma); entrusted with handling sensitive data (government
officials, high-dollar donors, MOCs, Congress & Senate Committees, etc) at
multiple marketing agencies over 20+ years.
Currently volunteering via American Red Cross (passed their background
I have been forthcoming and candid with all of the related details in this
matter throughout the entire process. So on March 27 when I was asked by
Mishy to provide documentation ...
As per the Security Manager, in order to get the Secret clearance that you
are required to have, they would need a disposition from a court showing
that your case was in fact a misdemeanor and that you are no longer
required to register.
To which I did and clarified the retroactive law in Virginia (where I do
not live or work), I sent her the supportive court documents of term
completion in DC. Next day I received the rescinded job offer notification.
With all of this a matter of public record with full knowledge of family,
friends, employers and coworkers, why would I be susceptible to blackmail
or coercion and not deemed worthy of proven reliability before and since
this isolated event?