Defense Contract Employee Gains Security Cleared Despite Multiple DUIs

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Applicant employee of a Defense Contractor denied Security Clearance based on Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption (Drinking to excess/intoxication from 1975-2002, Conviction for drunk in public, Four convictions for DUI to include felony conviction and jail term, Suspended drivers license as result of DUI’s, Conviction for driving on suspended license, Alcohol abuse treatment on two separate occasions); and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct (Arrested & charged with felony false imprisonment & kidnapping, Conviction for driving on suspended license). After presentation of case at DOHA hearing Administrative Judge found “For the Applicant” on all issues and CLEARANCE WAS GRANTED. Government appealed the decision by the Administrative Judge, with the Appeals Board affirming the Administrative Judge’s favorable decision, constituting a FINAL DECISION GRANTING THE CLEARANCE.