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Last Post 02 Nov 2010 09:59 PM by GymRat. 14 Replies.
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31 Oct 2010 03:54 PM
    1. By doing the initial Sf-86 are you applying for the highest clearance possible? Or are you just given a basic/Secret clearance? IE If a rate requires a Top Secret clearance, will you then have to be reviewed again, or are you checked initially for the highest clearance.

    2. How long is the average turnaround time right now to hear back about a completed sf-86?

    3. Just out of curiosity, what happens to applicants who are denied a clearance?
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    31 Oct 2010 04:44 PM
    right now they are just checking for secret. Some units (I know 110s) you need to have a secret clearance. We had a guy who didn't have one and got transferred to a wmec
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    31 Oct 2010 05:29 PM
    I don't know the average turn around, but to be stationed on a PB or Small Boat Station you need to have a Secret Clearance. If not, like E said you get xfered.
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    31 Oct 2010 06:34 PM
    a friend of mine in the army had a follow up investigation, including reference checks and interviews, screenings, and other super-thorough stuff for his top secret. too bad the moron (right before he left for his assignment) drank two bottles of wine and put himself and car through a tree. lost all of it and ended up back in the sandbox for the 4th time.
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    01 Nov 2010 11:38 AM
    Why do 110's and stations require secret clearance whereas wmecs dont?
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    01 Nov 2010 03:15 PM
    My completely uninformed guess would be that non-rates at small units are required to stand watches around classified equipment, while non-rates at larger units aren't allowed anywhere near such things.
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    01 Nov 2010 03:57 PM
    +1 Wep
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    01 Nov 2010 05:23 PM
    Classified equipment? I know it's classified, but are these things like night vision binoculars or something?
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    01 Nov 2010 06:07 PM
    We could tell you but......
    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    01 Nov 2010 08:12 PM
    I'll but in my "educated" opinion on this, since this is what i deal with everyday:

    1. By doing the initial Sf-86 are you applying for the highest clearance possible? Or are you just given a basic/Secret clearance? IE If a rate requires a Top Secret clearance, will you then have to be reviewed again, or are you checked initially for the highest clearance.
        - You're only going to be granted the HIGHEST security clearance your job requires.  It's come to my attention that most non-rates out of boot camp are being granted a secret security clearance, but don't really need one for their job.  A non-rate needs a secret clearance at the following units:
    - 87' CPB's
    -110' WPB's
    - Stations
    -Special billets (Honor Guard comes to mind)

    You are not going to be granted a Top Secret clearance for any reason, unless your job requires you to have one (most OS's don't even have TS unless they work in Radio of a WMEC, WHEC, or WSML).  They are only good for five years, then they are down-graded to a Secret clearance for three years, until you have to re-do your clearance package
     
    2. How long is the average turnaround time right now to hear back about a completed sf-86?
       -  My secret clearance took about 3-4 weeks.

    3. Just out of curiosity, what happens to applicants who are denied a clearance?

       -  If your job requires you to have a clearance, and you are denied, you are transferred to a unit where you do not need a clearance

    Hope this clears things up for you.
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    01 Nov 2010 10:04 PM
    If we could discuss classified information, then it wouldn't be classified now would it? Don't worry about what information/equipment is classified, once you're in you'll be given training on how to handle classified information.
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    02 Nov 2010 09:30 AM
    I sincerely doubt night vision binoculars require a clearance of any sort. Since I can purchase them at Cabela's, something tells me that is just equipment you are taught to use. Unless there is something special fancy I don't know about and if there is, I still won't know about it. But you know what, it has no bearing what so ever on my life, so I'll just move on from here. :-)
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    02 Nov 2010 09:41 AM
    k, just curious. Sometimes classified means you can say what it is, just not anything about how it is or other specifications (at least with my dad's work designing radios). Guess I'll just have to wait and see.
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    02 Nov 2010 09:59 PM
    Thanks for all of the responses.
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