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Security clearance visit at parents home during basic training

What week of basic traiing does the navy security clearance team visit the parents home?

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I'm not sure about that.  My sons security clearance was started 9 months before he started bootcamp and they never talked to anyone in the family.  They only talked to my sons friends and our neighbors.  They also talked to friends he went to college with, and professors.
I had two FBI agents at my house for an ex fiance military s.c.  it wasn't too bad.

elmwood - I wrote this for the sailors that are going into the CT rating, but it will probably help you too...

No one ever came to our house, my son is a FC and he has a secret Security Clearance 


elmwood - The ratings that do come to your house are:


These are the rating that have Top Secret clearances, along with SSBI access.  The SSBI is when they come to visit.  If you just need a Top Secret, then they won't be visiting since it's all just a records check.   The investigators work for either the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) or the Defense Security Service (DSS), and the actual investigators are usually contractors, not actual government employees. None work for the FBI. 

They don't have to let you know ahead of time- sometimes they like to show up unannounced, although I have heard that for the most part they will call ahead of time to see when is good for you. When my husband (then fiance) was going for his, they showed up at my school unannounced to take me aside and ask me some questions, as well  his best friend from college, his old workplace at both home and college, some old neighbors, and his adoptive brother who is in the army, and three chiefs he worked with back home. They didn't bother going to his parents house, they just called them although part of that may have been due to his parents crazy schedules. It's not a big deal, they just ask you some questions and as long as you answer them honestly, you have nothing to worry about. The investigator who talked to me was very nice, it took about an hour of my time. Like Craig said most ratings don't need the clearance that requires a home visit but if your child's does, don't sweat it. It's not run in conjunction and everyone's takes a different period of time so there's not a set week they will do it.

Before my sailor left for bootcamp he was working full time and a friend of his was in bootcamp.  An "agent" came to my son's place of work and questioned him.  They had been roommates and fraternity brothers, both left college and both joined the Navy.


Freaked my son out a little when they showed up at his work, but all went well, general questions mainly.


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