I apologize for asking questions that have been asked a million times, I’ve read every post but I’m just trying to find some peace of mind for myself.
While talking to an Air Force recruiter in 2012 (17/18 at the time) it was HEAVILY implied that I’d never done any sort of drug in my past if I wanted to get a BMT slot ASAP (I wasn’t in the best home situation and wanted to leave). This wasn’t exactly true, I had experimented with marijuana 5-7 times during my Junior year of High School, a single pain pill I took from my mom after her back surgery and some kind of ADHD pill one time I got from a friend. I’ve since cut ties with anyone who uses illegal drugs/substances except for my father whom I rarely see and haven’t touched anything in the last 7 years. While filling out my SF-86 I took my recruiters advice and answered NO to all drug related questions. My Secret Clearance went through fine with no issues, I served my 4 years and I was honorably discharged early 2018.
I currently work as an IT contractor for DoD programs where I actively use that Secret clearance, recently I’ve had a job fall in my lap that requires a TS/SCI. The company is willing to begin the process of getting the TS/SCI if I accept their offer.
Here are my questions/concerns:
When I re-submit my SF-86 during the process and once again say no to drug use in the past 7 years section “In the last seven (7) years, have you illegally used any drugs or controlled substances? Use of a drug or controlled substance includes injecting, snorting, inhaling, swallowing, experimenting with or otherwise consuming any drug or controlled substance.” will that be an issue? I plan to bring up the initial form and how I withheld my previous drug usage.
Worst case scenario I get denied my TS/SCI Clearance and can no longer fill the slot this company needs me for, am I at risk to lose my current Secret clearance and never be able to work with anything requiring a clearance again?
I’ve done things like torrent movies and stream shows while I was deployed (this was on an internet service that I paid for and was over 2 years ago and I haven’t done it since), will this get brought up? Do I disclose that somewhere as well?
Thanks in advance for the advice!