Defense Contract Employee Cleared From Failure to Disclose Drug Use

SOUTHEAST – Applicant employee of a Defense Contractor completed SF-86 for a Secret Clearance and, a year later, again completed an SF-86 for a Top Secret Clearance. On both questionnaires, applicant failed to disclose pre-employment drug experimentation. Background investigation disclosed prior drug use, however, applicant disclosed same to investigator. Though not technically meeting mitigating criteria of “disclosure before confrontation” application of “whole person concept” to applicant and evidence of record was sufficient to overcome Statement of Reasons (SOR) allegations based upon Guideline J – Criminal Conduct and E – Personal Conduct, resulting in Finding “For the Applicant” and granting of Security Clearance.