Collateral consequences – clearances

Here is a link to the Bond Amendment.  The amendment replaced what was known as the Smith Amendment.  There were good and bad changes.  Good was the change to “served” rather than “sentenced” to more than one year; bad is that all agencies and all types of clearance are covered.

Now, just because the client may not be barred by the Bond Amendment, they can still lose or have revoked their clearance based on the underlying conduct for which court-martialed.