Hi, everyone! I have a conditional offer for a legal job at DEA. I’ve had legal internships at DOJ before where I had to fill out an SF85 and an SF85P, but this is my first time applying for an actual security clearance. I have two questions:
I lived abroad for 4 years before law school (grad school, worked a bit). For my prior DOJ internships, I provided whatever extra information they asked for (contact info, statements, etc.) and I got cleared no problem. I wasn’t previously asked about my foreign contacts beyond the people I had to list on my prior forms because they were employers or room mates. On my current form, under the “close continuing contacts” part, I was wondering if I need to list my ex. He’s a UK citizen. We dated for three years but broke up over 5 years ago and have had zero contact since. I want to be as open as possible, but it was kind of a nasty break-up and I would prefer not to list him if I don’t have to.
I tried pot a couple of times in college. It was almost 10 years ago and haven’t tried it again since. But since it’s DEA, I’m still worried. I never bought or sold it. Never tried any other drugs.
Otherwise, no debt, never been arrested, no foreign relatives.
Any advice would be appreciated.