Security Clearance for US Army Officer?

What is the security clearance process to become a US Army Officer?

What are they looking for?

What will they ask me (in general)?

Who will they contact about me?

The reason I ask is because I smoked marijuana a few times in high school. My recruiter told me just not to put it on the enlistment papers (I am enlisting into the reserves in 2 weeks and I will go to college then go back into Active as an Officer.)

I also know someone who is about to enlist a couple months after me with, for the most part, the same plan and same circumstances but he had sold prescription drugs to friends for a couple months. He was never convicted or charged with anything. Also, he was 16 when this happened. As was I when I experimented with Marijuana

Question is: What should he or I admit, and what should we just pretend never happened?
Also, what level of clearance is required for an infantry officer?

One of the first things they are looking for is Integrity. I can’t believe that a recruiter would tell you to falsify your application. You may want to reconsider who you talk to and find someone with a little more moral fiber.

3 Responses to “Security Clearance for US Army Officer?”

  • Carole says:

    Lie and or deny will be a very bad idea.
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  • raypcdr says:

    One of the first things they are looking for is Integrity. I can’t believe that a recruiter would tell you to falsify your application. You may want to reconsider who you talk to and find someone with a little more moral fiber.
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  • Jellybelly says:

    don’t worry about the security clearance because you won’t make officer. you will probably be discharged for not drilling and or fraudulent enlistment.

    chances are that "your friend" is really you. stay out unless you want to get busted
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