Foreign Influence Concerns Mitigated Assistance from JAG Defense

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Active duty military client had become acquainted with a number of foreign nationals, raising concerns under Adjudicative Guideline B – Foreign Influence, while studying foreign affairs in college; consequently, the exact course of education that made the officer a valuable addition to the armed forces also resulted in potential foreign influence concerns that could affect the officer’s eligibility for a clearance.  After a lengthy background investigation and adjudication process we were able to assist the officer in mitigating the potential concerns and having the clearance granted without the issuance of a Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR).