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Security Clearance

Resumes and applications for employment which detail technical expertise must be written in an unclassified context even if the potential employer is cleared. A security review should be requested to resolve questions or concerns regarding possible classified content prior to submission to a potential employer.

The following statement is appropriate for use in resumes or applications regarding clearance status when seeking employment with an organization involved in classified programs:
“Cleared for TOP SECRET information and granted access to sensitive compartmented information based on single scope background investigation completed on (DATE).”

Remember, prepublication review does not absolve an individual from DoD Directive 5230.9, “Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release”, or other regulations requiring certain military/DoD persons to submit material for review prior to public release.

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