U.S. Air Force O-4 Security Clearance Adjudication for Drug Involvement
Result: Officer Retains Security Clearance
Grover H. Baxley is the founding attorney of JAG Defense. As a former member of the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Baxley now provides highly experienced representation for military members in all branches of service all over the world.
Thomas M. Rodrigues retired from active duty as a Colonel in 2019 after serving 23 years in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Colonel Rodrigues has extensive experience in military justice, litigation and administrative processes.
Client defense contractor was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guideline H – Drug Involvement and E – Personal Conduct for use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription drugs, testing positive for illegal drug use, and drug use while possessing a security clearance, as well as failing to disclose drug use in a security clearance background investigation and adjudication. After presenting the case before an Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, the clearance was granted with the Judge finding FOR THE APPLICANT.