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  • Secret Clearance

    The mos I pick requires secret clearance. I don't have any criminal records never been arrested or driving tickets, but I have potential negative credit history most of them are paid now although my credit history shows 2 items unpaid and are now in the, process of disputing the charge it's from the hospital and it was supposed to be covered by my insurance. Will bad credit history keep me from getting the job I want? I appreciate the answers all!

  • #2
    Re: Secret Clearance

    Not necessarily. Although I am not a Security Clearance specialist, if you show that past problems are taken care of - and current issues are being worked on - and have all the documentation to prove it, then all is not lost. A clearance application will cover the past 7 to 10 years of your life (plan on covering 10), and covers a lot of ground, if on the financial issue you have proof that you are not living above your means, and that you had a period of time when things were not easy, but you overcame it and have proved that this time was an isolated incident (such as no history of this being a common or perpetual occurrence) then there should be no reason that you are a "red flag" in regards to applying for a clearance.

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    • #3
      Re: Secret Clearance

      Where can we go to find out what level our security clearance is? I was originally going to go 31B and needed to get a security clearance. Although I had to switch my MOS my security clearance still got approved. I don't think I'll especially need a security clearance as a medic, but it would be nice to know what level it is for other fields.

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      • #4
        Re: Secret Clearance

        You can ask your unit admin, or unit/state security clearance manager as to what level of clearance you have. I am not sure if there is any place online that you can go to just check your clearance level - other than iPerms will have a copy of your clearance level paperwork, if it is up-to-date. This (your level of clearance) is something you should know, and not something you should advertise once you do.

        Various jobs will have requirements for a security clearance - for example, I am an 11B, and your average 11B has no requirement for a clearance level at secret or above - however being in an LRS unit, all members of the unit must have a minimum Secret. The fact that you have one now may save time and frustrations in the future should your MOS/position change to something that needs it.

        Since you have a clearance that can help you in situations where a duty position requires it, or even in the civilian world where personnel who have an active clearance have an advantage in regards to civilian jobs that require one as well.

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        • #5
          Re: Secret Clearance

          Originally posted by LoneStarSoldier View Post
          Where can we go to find out what level our security clearance is? I was originally going to go 31B and needed to get a security clearance. Although I had to switch my MOS my security clearance still got approved. I don't think I'll especially need a security clearance as a medic, but it would be nice to know what level it is for other fields.
          1. Iperms will not show it.

          2. If you had something higher then a secret, believe me you would know, and so would other people. I say this because for a Top Secret, Top Secret with SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information), and Yankee White (Presidentail Support, but still officially a Top Secret), you and many people you know would have gotten an in depth interview, and it would have been a big deal.

          3. Secret, not really a big deal.

          4. If you got approved (also known as adjudicated) for a secret, your clearance will be valid and active for 10 years, unless you do something stupid and they suspend it; although they will tell you if they do.

          5. 99.9 percent chance you have a secret clearance.

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          • #6
            Re: Secret Clearance

            A SECRET clearance is little more than an FBI computer background check. If you haven't had any problems with the law and don't have a glaringly bad credit score, then chances are you'll be ok.

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            • #7
              Re: Secret Clearance

              Originally posted by Zartan View Post
              A SECRET clearance is little more than an FBI computer background check. If you haven't had any problems with the law and don't have a glaringly bad credit score, then chances are you'll be ok.
              Unless they find something to investigate.

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