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Jim Salter

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Mercenary sysadmin, technical author (for @arstechnica, @wirecutter, and others), and gadfly.

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@dbksr1 Did you tell them about the suspensions when they asked if you had any issues - or did you leave it for them to find? Not reporting potential problems ahead of time is the biggest killer for getting clearances approved.
@dbksr1 OK. So what barred you from getting a clearance specifically?
@dbksr1 USN '89-'95. Enlisted for the Naval Nuclear Power program, which is where I got my clearance. IME about the only thing short of a criminal record that keeps you from a clearance is *lying* about any problems that they already knew about.
@dbksr1 I was military. I held a clearance. My high school(s) hated the shit out of me, I had multiple suspensions, nearly wasn't allowed to graduate. But I had no *criminal record*. None of that high school BS mattered.
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