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Common questions about security clearances

Security clearances may be an important part of your job so it is helpful to understand them and have any questions you might have about them answered. A security clearance may be required in many government jobs, including military service and in others.

Options for security clearance issues and denials

For individuals seeking a security clearance, there are resources available to help them with clearance issues they may be experiencing. When the government has denied a security clearance, it will provide a statement of reasons which will list specific concerns and provide the party seeking the security clearance the opportunity to respond in writing.

Understanding security clearance travel reporting requirements

It is important for those who have a security clearance to keep in mind the self-reporting requirements associated with their security clearance. One category of self-reporting that those holding a security clearance are expected to report on is any and all foreign travel.

Basics of determining security clearance

Security clearances are extremely important in many jobs, including some military jobs. In order to view classified information, a security clearance is required. To receive a security clearance, the appropriate personnel security background investigation must be completed.

How can alcohol use impact my security clearance?

For military members who use or abuse alcoholism, the impact on their security clearance may understandably concern them. They may wonder what impact alcohol use can have on their security clearance. According to the Adjudicative Guidelines, excessive alcohol consumption is viewed as leading to questionable judgment and a lack of impulse control which can call into question reliability and trustworthiness. This can threaten a security clearance so it is important to understand.

Problems that can come up with security clearances

Being denied a security clearance can be a serious issue for military personnel. As a result, it can be helpful to understand the reasons why security clearance may be denied so that they can be addressed. The security process is lengthy and involves a thorough background investigation. A denial of a security clearance can occur for different reasons, including financial concerns, mental health concerns or criminal conduct.

What is the military security clearance process?

If you are endeavoring through the security clearance process you may have many questions, including what the process entails and what to expect. In general, background investigations are conducted for national security; public trust; identity verification; basic suitability; and for positions regulated by the government. Investigations are conducted on active military personnel and others.

What is a security clearance?

Many jobs that Virginia residents apply for might require them to submit to finger printing and other background checks. Generally, these investigations provide employers with important information about their prospective employees' fitness to serve as representatives of their organizations. A security clearance is a highly involved background check that enables a person to take on a job in the military or with a governmental agency.

Don't let your past bar you from the military career you want

It takes a special man or woman to commit to service in the armed forces. A person must be able to put others before themselves to be a member of the United States military and numerous Virginia residents answer that call each year. However, unlike civilian lines of work where people can often walk into jobs with little to no review of their histories, military careers often require applicants to submit to significant scrutiny into their pasts.

Reasons that a security clearance may be denied

A security clearance is an important component of gaining access to careers in the military. Fairfax residents may also need to apply for and obtain security clearances if they wish to pursue careers in certain parts of the federal government. This post will provide information on reasons why a person's security clearance application could be denied. It is not specific to military applications for security clearances and individuals with specific inquiries are encouraged to discuss their security clearance concerns with competent legal representatives.

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