Posted on Feb 20, 2017
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I would like to join the army, but I was born and grow up in Iran, and my families are living in Iran. I came to the United States as a Political asylum, and I like to serve to Us army in Intelligence career. I know after enrolling in the army I can get a citizenship, But I don't know can I get an Intell or other jobs which need a security clearance? Are these factors prevent me to getting clearance?
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S Mmm - Per Executive Order 12968 Section 2.6(a) - Access by Non-United States Citizens. Where there are compelling reasons in furtherance of an agency mission, immigrant alien and foreign national employees who possess a special expertise may, in the discretion of the agency, be granted limited access to classified information only for specific programs, projects, contracts, licenses, certificates, or grants for which there is a need for access. Such individuals shall not be eligible for access to any greater level of classified information than the United States Govern-ment has determined may be releasable to the country of which the subject is currently a citizen, and such limited access may be approved only if the prior 10 years of the subject's life can be appropriately investigated.
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I would see a recruiter and apply for the position you are interested in. I would guess each person differs in what clearance level they qualify for depending on their situation. Congratulations on your decision to join.
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I did, and he said we didn't know anything about clearance that is not my job.
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The answer isn't going to change, no matter how many times you ask it. Until and unless you are a citizen, you will not get a clearance. And even then, there are no guarantees. Plenty of US citizens are denied, or lose, their clearance, every year. I applaud your desire to serve. If intel is the only thing you're interested in, get cracking on your citizenship and try. No one here will be able to give you a definitive answer. I would point out that there are many other ways you could serve, if this one doesn't work out.
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I mean after getting citizenship, and because my father and other family are living in Iran I can not get clearance.
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S Mmm - You will not be judged one way or another for who or where your family is. Only on your own background. As a citizen, yes, you can apply for a clearance. There are no guarantees. Plenty of natural-born Americans get denied every year for all kinds of reasons, ranging from financial to past actions. All you can do is try.
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