At Claery & Hammond, LLP, our attorneys assist individuals wishing to get security clearance with SF86 document preparation. The Standard Form (SF) 86, is a Questionnaire for National Security Positions. An SF86 is a form that is used by military personnel, government contractors, and government employees to apply for confidential, secret, or top secret security clearance.
It cannot be stressed enough how important SF86 document preparation is, because the things filled out in this form can directly affect whether or not a person gets security clearance. Many times individuals can make small, seemingly insignificant mistakes that later end up preventing them from getting security clearance. If you are trying to get security clearance, you are going to need help from a lawyer in preparing the SF86 form. An attorney from our firm will guide you through the process and will make sure everything is done properly.
Omitting, concealing, or falsifying relevant facts from the SF-86 Questionnaire will undoubtedly end up costing you later on down the road. People do not typically make these mistakes intentionally, but rather are led to make them by being uninformed and naive. Sometimes it is simply not clear which facts are relevant and which facts require interpretation of the question being asked. Many people are not able to judge on their own how to respond to all the questions being asked in this Questionnaire and this is why it helps to have an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer overseeing the process. Your security clearance attorney will be there with you as you complete the SF86 and will be able to provide you with superior legal advice and guidance to help you complete the Questionnaire accurately to prevent future problems that might otherwise occur.
For help with SF86 Document Preparation, contact a Security Clearance Attorney at Claery & Hammond, LLP!