By John V. Berry, Esq.,www.berrylegal.com
We often meet with federal employees and government contractors who are faced with security concerns or potential security concerns in obtaining, applying for or retaining a security clearance. These employees often ask for us assistance in responding to a security clearance denial or revocation. No matter the security concerns at issue, we find that it is always important and helpful for the individual to respond with character letters which help define the character of the clearance holder or applicant to the adjudicator. This article focuses on the benefit of character letters in the security clearance process.