It’s surprising to us how many of our clients hold security clearances, in one form or another. I mean it makes sense that a Border Patrol Agent would have a security clearance; but so does nearly everyone, civilian or military working on Davis Monthon Air Force Base; nearly everyone of the thousands working at Raytheon (the largest missile factory in the world is right here in Tucson); everyone working at Ft. Huachauca down in Sierra Vista (Signal Corps); most of the prison and jail guards around here; and even many of the contractors who go into secure facilities –even water treatment plants—these people all have security clearances. Which they too can lose, easily it seems, when they get arrested or cited for sometimes relatively minor crimes.
One thing we’ve discovered is that immediate disclosure of a ticket to a superior is really important. Security Clearances, after all, are all about integrity. A security clearance holder never wants to be suspected of anything less than candor.