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    I am working on my SF86 and I have few questions which I could not find by using the search function.

    1. When I was in college I only worked during the summer when my class load was light. During the school year I classified the time as “other” and listed student under explanation. I also listed the school’s address and number to verify the status. Should I have listed this time as unemployed?

    2. Now the directions ask me to put N/A for any box that an answer is not necessary or applicable. I just wanted to make sure this was correct, as I am going to be writing an epic number of N/As.

    3. People I know well.

    “Do not list individuals who live on military bases as references. Do not list individuals who presently live in your neighborhood or in neighborhoods on the same street/block as you do/did. Do not list previous supervisors, co-workers, or friends who are still employed at the same place.”

    Do I understand this correctly that I can not pick two people who work at the same place of employment? Or is it no people from my current job?

    Thanks for the help,

  • #2
    1. If you were not working then yes, you should have listed this period as being unemployed. Depending on the type of background investigation, you'll most likely get a chance to clarify this information during your interview not a big deal as the SF-86 is not the easiest form to work with.

    2. Yes, follow the directions provided by the SF-86.

    3. Yes that is what the directions says, what they really want is for you to list your closest friends, or people that know you the best excluding family members. A lot of people think of references as important people who's opinion "matters" more than others due to their positions/status. It happens all the time, where the references listed on the SF-86 hardly know anything relevant about a person being investigated. You're on the right track just be as detail as possible when completing the SF-86. Hope this helps.


    • #3
      Thanks for the info! I will make those changes.

      I still plan on going through it a number of times to make sure everything is in order.

      Just another step toward the job I have always wanted.


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