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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (4)
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
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Earn $95/hr Bookkeeping Right From Home. Free Video Explains All!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring now near your local area. Find a job and apply now.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.