First, apologies if there is already a thread for this, but I couldn't find one.
I'm looking for a little info about the sf86 (eQip). I'm about two hours deep, and nearly done (it's exhaustive, as I suppose, it should be). My recruiter has been great so far, but we keep miscommunicating about what rate of clearance I'm looking for, when the form is due, etc. He's new and still adjusting to the program. Just to be safe and get it done, I'm planning on finishing my eQip tomorrow to avoid any hurdles. With that said, I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone has insight.
First of all, I've completed all of my various background/credit/police checks, done MEPs, etc. I get "DEP'ed in" this week with an expected ship date of January 8th. My understanding is that there is a backlog on clearance investigations. Is that true? And if so, will my ship date be affected by waiting for the completion of said investigation?
Understanding that this is a more invasive screening than any other check run, what were some of the experiences that any of you had going through the clearance process? It all seems a bit nebulous to me, though perhaps that's by it's nature. I'd love to hear your impressions, your timetables, and any helpful tips you're willing to share!