AFROTC Security Clearance Investigation

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  1. wintastella

    wintastella New Member

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    Can anyone shed some light on the security clearance investigation process? I have already been interviewed in person by an agent, as have several of my friends and family members. My question is how much information from the investigation trickles back down to the AFROTC/Det level? A couple things came turned up in the investigation that would potentially land me in some hot water with AFROTC, but would not prevent me from obtaining the clearance as far as the U.S. government is concerned. I do know that clearances are granted by another government organization (Office of Personnel Management?). Does AFROTC simply receive a "granted/not granted" notification? Or do they receive a comprehensive report from the investigation?
     
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    Without some more information it will be tough for anyone to offer any insight.

    What year in AFROTC are you currently?

    Are any of these issues that came up things that you did not disclose when you filled out your paperwork?

    How are you sure these things would not preclude you from obtaining a clearance?

    Since you are anonymous, what were the issues that came up in the course of the investigation?
     
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    To provide a greater level of detail, it involves an underage drinking incident which AFROTC does not know about. The incident did not involve criminal charges or law enforcement. The security clearance investigator knows about it and we discussed it in my personal interview. The investigator gave the impression that it was not something that would prevent a clearance from being issued (I believe many people have been issued TS clearances with one-time underage drinking incidents; the investigators are more worried about chronic alcohol abuse). However, the if the full details were brought to AFROTC's attention, it would likely not result in a good outcome due to the zero tolerance policy.
     
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    Did any of these underage drinking incidents occur after you were a cadet in AFROTC.

    What led the investigators to be worried about chronic alcohol abuse if there was just one incident.
     
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    Yes, the incident (there was only one) occurred when I was a cadet in AFROTC.

    The investigators are not worried about chronic alcohol abuse on my part; I was just making a general statement that they more concerned about that rather than one-off incidents. I.e. from what I know, evidence of alcoholism is grounds for a denied TS clearance. A one time binge drinking incident is not.
     
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    From the "binge drinking" statement, I am assuming that you may have gone for medical treatment of possible alcohol poisoning? Was this incident reported to the university in any way?

    If so have you filled out any update to your Dodmerb Medical, you will need to list that if this was the case.

    You mentioned that there were a couple things that came up, did the underage drinking involve both or was there something else?
     

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