sf86 and dodmerb drug issue

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  1. USAFA2018

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    So I saw a post in the naval academy thread that got me wondering. On the dodmerb application, when filling out past marijuana use I put down 2 times. I have been appointed, and looking at the drug section of security form 86 has got me nervous. I talked with some past friends that reminded me of 2 other instances where I used marijunaa (very small amounts that I have forgotten about over the years). My usage was back in 9th grade, so quite a while ago. My question is, since I'm going to be honest and put down 4 times on the sf86 form, will it raise flags when I previously put 2 times on the dodmerb form?
     
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    Whether it does or not, get it on the form and off your chest now. You don't want to be carrying that thought around for 9-20+ years. Anyway, that's my opinion. Just explain it the way you did here.
     
  3. Pima

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    +1 kinnem

    In the end what will trip you up is if 5 years from now the numbers change. Changing it now with the explanation early on will appear as a natural mistake, changing the number later on will open questions up of why the numbers changed years later.
     
  4. USAFA2018

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    Okay! Should I write an explanation in the remarks section of sf86 regarding this issue?
     
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    I would. Or at least explain the discrepancy as you did here. Of course that's just my opinion and the decision is yours to make as you see fit.
     
  6. USAFA2018

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    Okay. Would writing it on the sf86 form cause problems with dodmerb since the information that I gave them on my dodmerb form wasn't as accurate as possible?
     
  7. USAFA2018

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    Also, is 4 times too many?
     
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    For some, it isn't enough
     
  9. USAFA2018

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    But in all honesty, is 4 times usage 3 years ago Considered too many for a security clearance as an officer? I've been told that they don't care so much what you do as long as you are honest, but then I've also heard more than 2-3 times will disqualify you.
     

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