posted on May, 9 2005 @ 03:27 PM
You know those Security Clearance Forms that every military member MUST fill out when they enlist? They're about 15-20 pages of the most personal
information plus phone numbers, addresses, jobs, family members, etc., and supposedly it can take years to get a security clearance.
Ok, first of all.....what you are speaking of is a Standard Form 86, if my memoery serves me good, which from what I gather you had an SSBI (single
scope back ground investigation) done on you.
every person in the military does not do one....only if you need one done and your job requires a clearance. Say pimple steve sings up for the corps
and wants to be an 03 (infantry) he will not do one. But smarty bill signs up for Comm or intel...he will do one. see my point? Yeah there are some
It's all volunteer information...you do not have to do it, you will not get a clearance if you don't but in th end you provide the info. It is very
neccassary because you might or will be handleing classified information or equipment........you just don't hand that over to some joe smoe off the
street without checking him out first, making sure he does not have a history of espionage or his parents are former KGB (FSB these days).
Again, do you see my point?
You might as well do it and get the clearance.....cause they're gonna find out with or without your cooperation. Better to do it and reep the
benifits than not do it and be stuck doing something you do not like...like admin or personel, or even a cook...blah!!!
Personnal....I can go on the internet and find the same stuff on just about anyone with a couple days to spare. Yeah it's personal info, but it is
mainly stuff like past jobs and who's your relatives, ever smoked pot, ever sold secrets to a foreign nation...stuff like that
[edit on 9/5/2005 by SportyMB]