Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I’m in the process of getting my paperwork ready to enlist in the Army for Special Forces.
I am prior enlisted, and had a secret clearance previously. (Although I was 18 at the time of the previous investigation and am now 29 so I’ve lived a little more)
I have been as thorough as I can to this point gathering information to set myself up for success in obtaining a clearance. To my understanding the most important part of filling out the form is to be as detailed with descriptions/dates as well as just being honest.
I am going to pull a background check, my motor vehicle report and credit report to help keep everything accurate and detailed.
Is there anything else anyone can suggest so that I leave no stone unturned and cover all the bases?
I’ve never been arrested, no alcohol or drug issues, just minor traffic tickets. Although I was involved in a business around 2015 that went down hill (I received no income that year) so I have accrued some charge off accounts and 3 collection accounts Less than $3500. Because I am enlisting again I understand that the investigator is going to want to know why those accounts haven’t been brought current and to be honest I was going to let them fall off my credit report after 7 years. Now however I understand how it can call into question my character so I will take care of them.
My biggest concern is signing the 5 year contract and later getting denied and forced to re-class to a different job.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!