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Edward Brandon Beckham

Edward Beckham’s Answers

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  • Can a TS clearance reveal a dismissed infraction?

    Hello I am trying to get Into the navy nuclear program which currently isn't accepting waivers for marijuana use. I was given a ticket for possession of marijuana while driving in California which is an infraction. I was never arrested or fingerpr...

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes, it will be discovered in the background check. You need to keep in mind State Laws do not negate Federal laws with regard to drug use. The SF86 asks specific questions and you need to be truthful on every answer.

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  • Do I have any recourse against my former company?

    I was employed by a major defense contractor. I held a clearance. The contractor negligently did not administratively pick up my clearance when i began working for them. I worked in a cleared position accessing classified info for about a year ...

    Edward’s Answer

    I would recommend calling and speaking with a "Security Clearance Lawyer," if you have questions about a clearance. If you have questions about labor/employment, consult an attorney in that area of law to determine if you have any recourse.

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  • Can I get a 5150 expunged with the support of my parents, my doctor an a military recruiter?

    Civil expunge 5150

    Edward’s Answer

    Recommend that you consult with a local lawyer about the specifics of the situation.

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  • I would like to dismiss a 5150

    I have the support of my doctor, my parents and a military recruiter

    Edward’s Answer

    Sounds like you are speaking about an involuntary psychiatric hold; recommend that you speak with a local attorney regarding the specifics of your situation.

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  • Military conviction not showing up on background checks?

    I spent about 5 months in a Navy brig due to theft of military property. I pled guilty under a pre trial agreement at a special court martial. I was discharged over 3 years ago, and have been honest when applying for jobs, but 2 employers have tol...

    Edward’s Answer

    Not sure what you are asking, with regard your question - "what should I expect." I would assume that you should expect that the conviction may appear (or does appear on some background check services).

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  • Do I need a lawyer for an Article 15?

    I have a Article 15 with the General next week. I am a Captain with 6 years. I am going to accept it. My co-accused hired a civilian lawyer. I think it’s a waste of money since I am guilty. Is there a point to having a lawyer for an Art 15? I just...

    Edward’s Answer

    Guilty or not, an attorney helps to protect your rights; STRONGLY recommend that you consult with counsel.

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  • NCIS wants to talk to me what should I do?

    I’m in the military (Navy) and my friend got into trouble with marijuana and NCIS wants to talk to be. I think he gave them my name. I didn’t do anything wrong so I don’t know why they want to talk to me.

    Edward’s Answer

    You're in the military - take advantage of you free legal services and consult with JAG to discuss the situation.

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  • Germany discharge Chapter 14, will they pay my travel

    I am military stationed in Germany and getting a Chapter 14c discharge. TDS siad it was with a general. Will the Army pay to ship me home? I don’t have money for travel. I just got busted down to E1.

    Edward’s Answer

    You might want to check out the paper prepared by the US Army Trial Defense Service regarding Chapter 14 separations under the Army Regulation (AR 635-200). I have attached a link to the paper, which was prepared by the Army TDS at Monterey. Hope that it is helpful to you.

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  • What can I do to join the marines

    I gotten arrested in December of 2013 headed in to the US ARMY and got placed on probation in March of 2015 and it ends in November since December I have been back and fourth to court around 13 times and they just kept on rescheduling it but it wa...

    Edward’s Answer

    The military's recruiting needs and recruiting criteria is ever-changing. At the current time they are in a drawdown, where very well qualified service members are having to retire. It seems selection criteria has become much more stringent for obtaining a POSITION (job/career) within the Armed Forces. It appears, from what the recruiters conveyed to you, that you don't meet the cut for landing a position (based on their current selection standards). I am fairly sure a position in the Armed Forces is a privilege; not a right (which means, they don't HAVE to let you in).

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  • I understand the Navy is shielded from legal recourse, however, are there any exceptions?

    Navy medical, across several different bases, committed gross negligence, malpractice, and overall mistreatment of my wife and get condition while she was active duty. They routinely prescribed her medicine which has known interactions with other ...

    Edward’s Answer

    Recommend that you consult with a medical malpractice attorney; speak with them about the specifics so that they can provide you with legal advice (versus only general info that you get in this forum).

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