Do all branches of the military do credit checks for security clearance?

I have bad credit, mostly student loans, and I unfortunately found out that some or maybe all branches of the military do credit checks. I wanted to join the Air Force Reserve,but apparently they check your credit! Is there any branch that doesn't?

Asked By: Lovely - 5/8/2010
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Credit checks for any security clearance is standard and you sign a release of information for credit and banking agencies when you submit your package. The Army was pretty lax on actually processing these packages though and for a while was not but instead just holding them at the base level rather than actually... More
Answered By: John - 5/9/2010
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Yup. Nope.
Answered By: MSG_A - 5/8/2010
They all check! They view a credit problem as making one an easy target for those offering money for info.
Answered By: Wayne C - 5/8/2010
All branches do a credit check prior to granting a security clearance. If you want into the military then you just need to swallow your pride and get a job that doesn't require a security clearance. I know the Air Force looks down at bad credit. Keeping that in mind, you have the option of trying another branch... More
Answered By: AD - 5/8/2010
The same agency does the background checks for all branches of the military. The background check is exactly the same for all branches.
Answered By: J D - 5/8/2010
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