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Unforgivable offenses and the military
Dec 18th, 2007 at 4:14pm
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Way back in '95 I was in the military until they tested me positive for pot. It was a one-time incident, and I've never done it before or since. I was separated, of course, and since then I've gotten great credit, a stable family life, and a good job. However, I recently applied for a contract job with an employer on a Navy base, and they require me to pass a security clearance. I'm betting they won't pass me, as I received an other-than-honorable discharge back then.

My question is - does the Navy have an unforgettable memory in regards to these kinds of things? Do they never forgive or take into consideration events/progression since then? I mean, what if you had an OTH back in 1968 - would they say 40 years later, "Oh, you had an OTH discharge; sorry, you're not getting clearance"? It seems a bit ridiculous if this is true, but I wanted to get some input.

Has anyone run into this? What can I expect?
  
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Re: Unforgivable offenses and the military
Reply #1 - Dec 18th, 2007 at 4:51pm
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I can't specifically comment on military procedures, but since this occured during the Clinton (Bill, that is) presidency, can't you invoke the (if it is okay for the Commander in Chief, isn't it okay for me) defense?  Smiley

In any event, you will never know how they will handle it until you apply.  Just go for it, see what happens and report back.  What do you have to loose?
  

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Re: Unforgivable offenses and the military
Reply #2 - Jun 20th, 2013 at 7:27am
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Well, supposedly that little wench Monica Lewinsky was able to get a TS clearance at the DOD, after her little fling at the WH  Angrywith the CINC!
  

What do we call it when every employee of the Agency's Office of Security
and Office of Personnel drowns in the Potomac?   A great beginning!

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