I have a couple questions regarding obtaining a top secret clearance.
I have enlisted in the Air Force and I am currently going through the process of obtaining a clearance.
My questions: is it possible for me to obtain a clearance even though I got a ticket for marijuana possession back in 2014? The statute it fell under was 21a-2791.
Is it the Air Force that has the authority to grant me the clearance or is it some other agency?
Some background: I was 17 at the time I am now 22. I did tell my investigator that this happened. It has been expunged/dismissed off of my record. I also told him that I have experienced with marijuana a few times (high school / college). I did not have to fill out an SF form for some reason. He took information from my Air Force application and what I told him. I had an in person interview with my investigator. I did not put this on my Air Force application because it said it did not have to put the charge if it was expunged and I told this to my investigator. Other than that nothing else would be a flag regarding me past, present, and future. Finances, foreign influence, etc.
My Concern: I’m worried that the Air Force is more strict when it comes to marijuana and I really want to secure this job I got in the Air Force. I’m also worried about inconsistencies with the dates I gave on my Air Force application because I only put experimentation in high school.