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Does anyone know which bureau is used to determine an applicant's ability to obtain a security clearance?

I want to become a reservist, but the recruiter suggested that I don't even bother based on what I told him about my credit.

I would like to know what bureau is used, because the bureaus are reporting me WAYYYY differently at this time.

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From my experience, and having a SC in the Military. They will pull all your accounts and you will have to answer for EVERY unpaid bill, late payment and anything else they want to talk to you about. They will call everyone on your EPSQ2 that you put on there, going back 10+ years.

Now my question is, do you need a SC to do the job you want? If not then you can still join the military...

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My hubby is an E7 in the Army and just received his security clearance this past week. They pulled a soft pull from all 3 bureaus. We do have a BK from 2004. His CR's vary wildly among different bureaus just as yours do and, although it took a while, his security clearance did go through. He began the process back in October of this past year (2006). The soft pulls occurred the same day, 10/23/2006.

On his credit report, the soft pulls are listed as "CBMKTG/OFC PRSNL MGM" (office of personnel management).

Hope this helps!

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i realize things may have changed however back when i was in the army and worked in S4, the S2 gave me a TS and if they pulled my credit, there would have been no way for me to get my clearance. I find it interesting that if they do a cred pull, that they care.. lol..

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Thanks all...very interesting.

I want to get into the Coast Guard's Accelerated Petty Officer Program.

2 weeks of boot camp and then you continue your normal job unless you are called to active duty.

This only applies if you have an associates degree.

I am in the IT field, and have plenty of certifications to boot.

I don't like IT, but the other MOS would require me to miss 6 weeks - 6 months or more of work to go to school after boot camp.

I can get 10 days of differential pay at my job, but nothing more. I am not in a financial position to leave a relatively high paying job to go to Military School hence my desire to MOS at an IT job.

Funniest thing is, I work as a DOD contractor as an IT person for the Marine Corps without a clearance.

Gotta love being good enough to be a DOD contractor for the USMC but not to take an IT related MOS for the Coast Guard.

LOOOL

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Believe it or not, CG is one of the tougher services to get in and their standards are higher than most. Most of their work is drug interdiction and as an IT professional, you might have access to some seriously sensitive data.

I want to correct one of the other posters. The security clearance only goes back 7 years. I have recently been handed the form.....when I was thinking of going in as a CWO in the Army. (I was 22 days too old to go back in as an officer.) In the end, I stayed civilian...

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I want to correct one of the other posters. The security clearance only goes back 7 years.

Sorry but I beg to differ.....I had the 10 year BK (1993 discharged) and in 2002 they were asking me about why I had these problems with my credit? That were on my BK.....I had to show my BK papers to prove to them.

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Are you currently IN the service? There is a difference. The form when you enlist asks only for 7 years. My BF had issues with his clearance because BEFORE his clearance came up for renewal, they pulled his CR and saw derrogatory information. They saved that in his file.

Later, he met me and I began his credit repair journey. He then filed docs for the renewal of his clearance - which requests 7 year history - and they brought up the CR data they pulled and when they pulled it. Yes, he did have to prove that is was paid/cleared up, whatever.

But when you are going in for the first time....it is seven years and your security file is empty.

edited to add: If it was a BK7 it would still be on your bureau and they would still ask the questions.

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Hi all,

The paperwork does ask for the last 10 years of residences, 10 years of employment, and goes back 10 years on credit bureaus. I wonder if the security clearance is different from the enlistment (my husband has been in 17 years). When we filled out my husband's paperwork just this past October, we had to search for 10 years worth of information (a nightmare! LOL). However, I should note, my husband's SC was a renewal.

The investigating officer asked questions concerning the circumstances causing our BK, but it did not prevent his SC from being approved.

Hope this helps:).

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I was interviewed as a personal reference for a friend whose SC was being renewed. The investigator told me that the first thing they do when you apply (not sure if this initial app and renewal) is pull CRs. He didn't say which bureaus, so this doesn't answer the OP's question. But it doesn't really matter how far back in time you have to go when you fill out the form if they are going to pull the CR first.

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My clearance is currently being reviewed and they pulled my Experian report. That's it. Which was good for me because not everything was on there. The investigator told me that they are really looking for your intent to pay your debts back and what your plan of action is.

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