- Aug 5, 2007
Which of the academies requires a security clearance for admissions? I always thought that security clearances were used for the top military intelligence folks.
I did something stupid when I was 15. One of the wise guys from around the neighborhood had a collection of hood ornaments that he so-called "collected". He started giving some away to neighborhood folks and gave me one with a bmw crest on it. Apparently this was one that he stole from a car a couple miles away. A military police investigator wanted to talk to the neighborhood kids about it to find out who was responsible for taking all these ornaments. I voluntarily went to the station to give him my report, and on this report he cited me as "received stolen property". I wasn't arrested, nor was I fingerprinted, or charged with anything. They did recommend a couple hours of community service, but the base commander wouldn't allow it because of my honesty and cooperation "voluntarily". I'm not sure if I would ever put this down on any job application because this is definitely a juvenile record. However, I think... if you apply for a security clearance they have the capability to check your juvenile record. Now from the best of my knowledge, I'm not even so sure what happened to that file. It was on an overseas military garrison, so I know for sure it would be in any records within the U.S. or any state/county.
So Basically.. my question:
When do they do the security clearance, and what do they want to know?
Honesty in completing application. Lets be real here the information requested can be obtained by the military with a few phone calls. The real purpose of the application is to gauge your honesty and speed up the process. So don't lie.
Exar_Ganis said:Now from the best of my knowledge, I'm not even so sure what happened to that file. It was on an overseas military garrison, so I know for sure it would be in any records within the U.S. or any state/county.
There are various categories of clearance, ranging from Confidential, through Secret, to the various stages of Top Secret. I think most midshipmen and cadets receive a Secret as part of the admissions process.
and what do they want to know?
I know for fact, that if it is part of the admissions process, they'd sack me despite the innocuousness of the incident.
I'm not sure if I feel you about the expungement, Chip. From what I heard here, getting an expungement shreds your record entirely. I just don't know what other outlet could possibly store the file.
Yikes! What are doin' there... trying out palm reading? LOL Slow down on turning your mole hill into a mountain. Seriously, I think you'll be ok. Just put it down on your application so that it doesn't come back & bite you in the butt later. They don't run the security check until after you get an appointment. And its not like you were a little Al Capone or a baby bank robber. Don't sweat it by doing the right thing & writing down exactly what happened.