A recently released Department of Defense report cites a surge in reported military sexual assault cases within the military’s ranks. More than 5,000 reports were filed in FY 2013.
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Over the past few decades the mental health question on the most commonly used national security clearance application form has become increasingly complex as the form itself has grown incredibly long and detailed.
While you are required to give approval for a security clearance investigator to contact your doctor, you will not likely have to disclose your full medical records, unless issues arise during the investigation.
The Obama Administration is looking to change its security questionnaire to better address mental health issues. Yet security and mental health professionals say it may cause more problems.