So looks like a defense contractor may make me an offer soon. The agreement is I submit for TS/SCI and I obtain in 2 years. Some get theirs in 9 months others are still waiting 3 years. But possible I’m out of work if not cleared in 2. I’m thinking my case might be hard for two years
First the easy
I have a clean record, working professionally for almost 20 years since college(17 years at same job). I have 800+ credit score and ~$1m net worth… including beach home. Now I type this maybe this look suspicious and needs deeper investigation…
The two of the 3 people that know me well (not counting family) are recent ex girlfriends. We parted cordially so they could be references. While they are citizens, they are foreign born. One from China other Cambodia
When I was with the Chinese we did vacation in China. We were not stopped. But I was fearful because my information was in the OPM hack in 2015 (opened FOIA never heard).
Im in San Francisco Bay Area for last 5 years so I know about 15 foreign contacts that live here. Some I’ve dated too. But all of them I have ceased contacts since late last year knowing I would go this route. Nobody is going to call 911 if I ghost them for life. Will I be able to convey that to the investigator? Should I? Or does it not matter?
About 3 of these contacts I don’t know last name, legal first name(used an English name), etc. countries are South Korea, Vietnam, China.
Lastly a US citizen with family back in Philippines I sent $200 to her parents. It was one time because father is sick with cancer. Her husband was separating and he cut off support. I stepped in until they resolved.
College I was a heavy drinker by my older self standards. Today maybe have 1 drink with dinner when on vacation. I smoked weed couple times in college have not touched since senior year of college. Again this was almost 20 years ago. Never abused prescriptions
Coronavirus aside which I assume is going to add unmeasurable delay. Does my ability to even obtain a clearance look grim? I hear people get suitably rejection after 3 years with no explanation. I don’t even know what the types of rejection. I feel on paper I raise too many red flags I have a high paying job, willing to take lesser pay to do something of a higher calling. But at the same time don’t want to completely shoot myself in the foot.
This community has been so helpful I’m willing to hear honest feedback.