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Security clearance issues.
I bet you dollars to donuts that is the issue.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Oh it is, but totally bogus issues.
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SSG Sean Donahue
SSG Sean Donahue
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - We would do ourselves well to bring back the Tech Sergeants, where you have a bunch of e8s walking around with the letter "T" and the run of the base. The WOCs were supposed to replace that but many WOCs lack formal education. They have 2 year degrees or they are high school to flight school. Something like the French Corps of Majors, filled with Ph.Ds, more of an auxiliary, out of the reach of the regular units and their chains of command and sergeants majors but available to provide support functions. We do not see our own college educated people expressing a willingness to serve, much less our Ph.D. candidates. We should change that. The image of a MI sergeant was a much better one when he graduated from Stanford, Cal-tech and MIT. We should seek to bring that back. We don't think of our sergeants coming up with codes for POWs to use or setting up nuclear reactors in a snow cave in the Arctic. When I joined the Army to go to college, I expected to find that all of the Sergeants had such degrees, at least in MI. That turned out not to be the case. I got frustrated and left. I would have stayed if I was in a unit were all of the NCOs had such degrees and everyone else was expected to get one.
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Sgt Wayne Wood
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If you dig into these stories you’ll find it’s like 40 or so folks being sent on their way and they’re *ALL* from China, Afghanistan, and (IIRC) Iran. Why? They either provided false info on enlistment or can’t get a security clearance.

Nothing new. Saw a couple of recruits yanked out if boot camp at MCRD for the same reason.

Saw two guys snatched off a SFCP team after a clearance review.

It’s called the system... it works.
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LTC Stephen C.
LTC Stephen C.
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Nicely done, Sgt Wayne Wood.
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MCPO Roger Collins
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LTC (Join to see) sorry, I'm on the run. Various typos on my voice text answer but I'll fix it later when I go in the laptop.
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MCPO Roger Collins
MCPO Roger Collins
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LTC (Join to see) Last I heard, the administration is trying to bring it back inside.
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LTC (Join to see) - MG Jacobs said all E-7s and up had to get a TS-SCI too. Everyone said that it would cost a fortune, and only very select personnel needed that clearance level. Still, the whole command got an OPORD that said to complete all of those packets... and they all went nowhere.
Thousands of man-hours.
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MCPO Roger Collins
MCPO Roger Collins
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1SG (Join to see) On our submarine with a crew of 130 men, I doubt that more than 30-40 had TS-SCIs. What you identified is the reason for the extensive backlog. It seems as if access and need to know is passé .
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