Will a parent being a felon have an effect on the security clearance process?


#1

One of my parents is a convicted felon for multiple non-violent charges. Would this have an impact on my clearance process?


#2

My father was arrested and pled guilty to running a meth lab back in the 70’s. I told the investigator about it and it was no problem at all.

I don’t think that it will even come up but you don’t say when this happened, what your father has done since or what you relationship with is like. All of that will factor into the discussion.


#3

No place on the form for that info. But I would discuss with the investigator. I have had several employees clear that when listing family addresses…list several correctional facilities. So I am fairly confident it is your conduct they are interested in. Unless it was a family business…