Reserve Officer Cleared From Foreign Alcohol Related Offense

ASIA – Reserve Officer selected for promotion to O-6 had promotion selection placed in abeyance pending resolution of Letter of Intent (LOI) to revoke Security Clearance and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access as result of following allegations involving Guidelines B – Foreign Influence, E – Personal Conduct, G – Alcohol Consumption; and J – Criminal Conduct contained in a Statement of Reasons (SOR): Employed and residing in a foreign nation for many years; possession of a permanent residence identification card for that foreign nation; charged with an alcohol related offense. Retained after the Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) has issued the letter of denial for both the clearance and SCI, we represented the officer at a personal appearance before and Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, resulting in a reversal by the Personnel Security Appeals Board (PSAB) of the CAF and reinstatement of the clearance and SCI access, which also cleared the way for the officer to be promoted to O-6.