Hey everybody, I have a question regarding a Tier 3 Clearance Investigation. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but based on the research I’ve already done it seems like for a Tier 3 investigation the investigator simply sends INV Form 43 to Schools you attended. This form is used to verify that you went to said school when you say you did and asks if there’s any adverse information in your record. Unfortunately, there is adverse information in my record that involves cheating. I’m ashamed of what I did, and for that reason I was the one that actually brought this information to the attention of my dean of students. It was several years ago and I’ve grown from it, and looking back I know I did the right thing bringing the information forward.
I have no intentions of hiding this on my SF-86 or if asked about it by an investigator in the interview. I messed up big time and I’ll own that. I don’t think it will prevent me from getting a clearance, especially since I’ll be 100% honest about it. My question is what will happen when they see that information on the INV Form 43? Will they request the full record of the incident from the school? Will they want to interview my Dean of Students? Or will they maybe just take what she says in the remarks and what I say and call it good?
I suppose it’s not a big deal one way or the other. I just informed her that she would likely receive the form in the next few months and she asked about what she would need to prepare for them.