Hello Everyone. I’m a college student graduating with a computer science degree in 9 months looking at working in the 3 letter agencies. I have, ending February 2017, :
- done LSD approximately 10 times over a period of about 4 months
- sold LSD for a period of about 3 months (overlaps with about 2 of the months with using LSD)
I have no criminals convictions or any other issues that I know of when it comes to getting a security clearance. Looking at the S86 available online, section 23, the drug use and drug dealing required to be reported only goes back 7 years.
Is it worth me waiting the full 7 years to apply for any jobs requiring security clearance? I know that if I apply now and get rejected than any future applications will have that information from my first application. Wasn’t sure if 3 letter agencies are likely to ask about further back and me waiting to apply is going to be meaningless in the end.