Security Clearance Success Stories

Brief summaries of JAG Defense’s Representative Cases for Security Clearance cases are listed below. To download written decisions of cases handled by JAG Defense, please visit Security Clearance Decisions.

Navy LCDR Retains Security Clearance After Disclosing Mental Health Issues on SF-86

SOUTHEAST:  Active duty O-4 received an SOR after disclosing mental health treatment on his SF-86 pursuant to a periodic review.  After
retaining JAG Defense to assist with the SOR Response, client successfully mitigated concerns regarding  the potential to subject the officer to
undue influence, coercion, exploitation or duress which could raise questions about reliability, trustworthiness, and ability to protect classified information.  Client received a favorable security clearance determination and retained his security clearance.

 

 

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Navy O-4 Retains Security Clearance After Repeated Positive Urinalysis Tests

Active Duty O-4 retained JAG Defense after receiving SOR for positive urinalysis tests while attending SARP program. JAG Defense successfully mitigated security concerns by demonstrating that only the metabolites and not the drug itself remained in client’s system after admission to SARP program; the resulting positive urinalysis tests were only positive for the drug metabolites.

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Active Duty Sailor Retains Security Clearance After Positive Urinalysis

ASIA: Active duty E-6 retained JAG Defense after failing a urinalysis test. JAG Defense successfully defended member at Administrative Separation Board, and member was retained. Shortly thereafter, member received an LOI/SOR to revoke his eligibility for a security clearance and deny his eligibility for access to SCI. JAG Defense successfully mitigated concerns with the positive urinalysis and member received a favorable security determination.

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Security Clearance Retained Despite Sexual Misconduct

MIDWEST: Client civilian government employee received an SOR after engaging in an extramarital affair with a co-worker and using the company e-mail system to send inappropriate e-mails. Client successfully mitigated security concerns and received a favorable security determination after retaining JAG Defense to assist with SOR response.

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Security Clearance Retained Despite Drug Use

MIDWEST: Client civilian government employee realized that he had misunderstood a question on an earlier SF-86 regarding past drug usage while completing a new version of the SF-86 during a periodic reinvestigation. DoD employee received an SOR after properly responding to the question and alerting his security officer to the discrepancy in response. After retaining JAG Defense to assist with the SOR Response, client received a favorable security determination and retained his security clearance.

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Security Clearance Granted After Delinquent Student Loans

SOUTHEAST: After retaining JAG Defense to assist with an SOR Response, Contractor granted security clearance after demonstrating that student loan accounts were no longer delinquent and successfully mitigating financial consideration concerns.  Despite Contractor requesting a hearing with Response, Chief Legal Counsel determined that further processing was no longer warranted and the SOR was withdrawn.

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Contractor Granted Top Secret Clearance Despite Misuse of Portable HD

WEST COAST: Contractor had secret security clearance suspended over concerns with violation of corporate policy regarding the misuse of Portable Electronic Device (PED).  Two years later, Supervisor submitted for a top secret clearance and Contractor received Statement of Reasons (SOR).  Contractor responded to SOR without requesting a hearing.  After retaining JAG Defense to assist with a response to the File of Relevant Material (FORM) submitted by Department Counsel, security concerns arising under Guideline M were successfully mitigated and Contractor granted top secret security clearance.

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Officer Mitigates Foreign Influence Concerns and Regains TS/SCI Clearance

MIDWEST:  Military officer was granted Top Secret (TS) clearance by DoD CAF, then redesigned to the Intelligence Community, and was issued Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) to deny access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), clearance, and assignment to sensitive positions due to Adjudicative Guideline B – Foreign Influence due to parents and siblings being citizens and, in some instances, residents of a foreign nation whose interests have been determined to be inimical to those of the United States, and for those who are not such residents, because of frequent travels to such country and maintaining contacts with  citizens/residents of that country.  After the respective Service revoked the SCI and collateral TS clearance, client retained JAG Defense to assist with reapplication after denial.  We prepared an extensive package which sufficiently mitigated the concerns, resulting in the client regaining the TS/SCI clearance/access.

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Client eliminates drug use – Results in favorable suitability and fitness determinations for Federal employment

MIDDLE ATLANTIC:  Client civilian government employee issued letter addressing suitability and fitness for Federal employment due to a history of illegal drug use. Client response, addressing concerns under both Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 732.202(c), and Adjudicative Guideline H – Drug Involvement, completely mitigated all concerns resulting in client being cleared/approved for employment with the Federal government.

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Military officer rebuts allegations concerning sexual behavior – Clearance retained

PACIFIC:  Client military officer issued Letter of Intent (LOI) and Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guidelines D – Sexual Behavior, E – Personal Conduct, and J – Criminal Conduct as the result of the issuance of a Memorandum of Reprimand and a Board of Inquiry (BOI) determination that the client verbally and sexually harassed a woman in violation of Army Regulations and by doing so engaged in conduct unbecoming an officer in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  After submitting a written response to the SOR the DoD CAF for the service concerned granted the clearance, permitting the officer to retain the security clearance and continue to serve towards retirement eligibility.

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