Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fairfax City, VA
Cannot speak for the location, but I would be surprised if your current position didn't already provide a DoD Secret. If I remember correctly, Secret clearances came-in at the E5 and O1 level in the Army. So, unless the new position comes with TS+ (SCI, poly, lifestyle, etc., etc), it's just a good thing and not an amazing thing. Moving from DoD Secret to basic TS is not a huge feat to do on the outside (most agencies will grant interim TS, if you've already got the Secret).
Still, it's a great thing to start thinking/planning for the future while you are still in the service. I joined after high school and saw so many folks create tons of debt for themselves... which dictated their future and from time to time excluded them from the higher level security clearances.
I am encouraged to hear you enjoy the military. I don't know what my problem was, but I really didn't like the Army all that much -- both the enlisted tour and in while in college ROTC. I loved the chance to serve my country, but just couldn't get into the day to day.
All the best!
Dress for the slide & not the ride
Last edited by circusnuts; 03-15-2008 at 09:56 AM.