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Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 1:08 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

There's no better advice in this thread than mine. I never said it was universal, but I have pointed out some fallacies in universal statements of other posters.
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 1:06 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

Don't extrapolate from something that may well be an entrance requirement for a US Military Academy, to the OP's situation of entering the cleared workforce as a civilian. That's my point.
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 1:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By benblaney

Re: Buying houses

Not at all. I bought my first house in the States when I was on an L1B. And, though I've lived in four different houses subsequently, I still own that one, and it rents like a champ.

The buying...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 1:00 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

You could ask the same question of the poster who wrote " As the service academies / DOD require it". Seems like quite a blanket statement.

But, you're right. I really only did DOD, and a little...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 12:52 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

I've hired literally hundreds of people into cleared jobs at a Top 10 Defense contractor. For them, they don't have a decision point of "dual national?" in their flow-chart, it's all devolved to...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 12:40 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

They don't require it. That's my point. You haven't cited any source, but here's one: NISPOM 2-209. Even non-US Citizens *can* get a clearance. It's incredibly rare; I've only seen it three or...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 12:32 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

It's clear you haven't spent a lot of time working with the military.

That's not definitive. It says "may", which is a world away from "will". In practice, simple possession and even regular use...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 3:52 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

they may have been told that, but they didn't have to.
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 3:51 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

I don't know the source for your "probably be asked to hand over", but I never heard of that in a decade in defense contracting.

And, were it to happen, the employee's response would, of course,...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2016, 3:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By benblaney

Re: US security clearances

This isn't right, not even close. Please don't give advice unless you're certain it's true.

OP - PM me, and I'll talk you through it. I worked for a defense contractor for nearly 10 years.
Forum: Meet-ups
Jan 3rd 2015, 10:57 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,401
Posted By benblaney

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

Count me in for beer.
Forum: Meet-ups
Jan 3rd 2015, 10:56 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,401
Posted By benblaney

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

We have toddlers (3 and a half - does that still count as "toddler"?), so if you want to get together for a Playdate, let me know.
Forum: Meet-ups
Jan 3rd 2015, 9:57 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,401
Posted By benblaney

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

We should catch up in the New Year, chief. I'm back at work Monday, a couple of miles from you.
Forum: Meet-ups
Apr 24th 2014, 4:53 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,401
Posted By benblaney

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

I'm in Victor, and work in the city. Happy to engage over a pint.
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2013, 10:14 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 6,889
Posted By benblaney

Re: Do you stand up?

I would stand for the anthem (and would stand for any country's anthem).

But I would not stand for some commentator's history lesson.
Forum: Middle East
May 7th 2012, 3:58 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 23,931
Posted By benblaney

Re: Dubai v Kuwait

Kuwait is absolutely horrible. No redeeming features.
Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2011, 10:26 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,211
Posted By benblaney

Re: US Citizenship: surrender UK Passport?

Only Yankee White. Common or garden Secret, Top Secret, SCI and SBBI and a bunch of others are all available to dual-nationals. Heck, you don't have to have citizenship to get a Secret.
Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2011, 9:52 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,211
Posted By benblaney

Re: US Citizenship: surrender UK Passport?

Common fallacy. It is perfectly okay to be a dual-national and hold a security clearance. The only clearance unobtainable by dual-nationals is Yankee White.
Feb 11th 2011, 11:48 am
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By benblaney

Re: L1A to GC - but company about to spin

Don't know yet. This was a pre-emptive opinion-gathering exercise to see if the employee in question should push hard now to get things started, or kick back and wait.
Feb 9th 2011, 7:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By benblaney

Re: L1A to GC - but company about to spin

Original sponsoring company will still exist after the spin, but the individual in question will work for one of the other parts...
Feb 9th 2011, 6:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By benblaney

L1A to GC - but company about to split

A moderately-rare situation, I'm sure.

British L1A visa holder employed by a Fortune 250 company, which is about to spin into three, separate, publicly-traded companies.

What is impact if GC...
Forum: USA
Sep 19th 2010, 1:30 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,669
Posted By benblaney

Re: Dual Nationality

Actually, I'm totally with you. If we allow the free movement of capital, it follows that we should allow the free movement of labor.
Forum: USA
Sep 19th 2010, 1:32 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,669
Posted By benblaney

Re: Dual Nationality

Good point. I know a guy with three nationalities.

So, that raises a question: if British and American are the two best to have, what would be the third?

Qatari by birth would give some level...
Forum: USA
Sep 18th 2010, 4:05 am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,950
Posted By benblaney

Re: Which State Would You Live In Given The Choice?

CO.

If no constraints means no economic constraints, then I'd happily have a 5000 square foot apartment in Manhattan.
Forum: USA
Sep 18th 2010, 4:03 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,669
Posted By benblaney

Re: Dual Nationality

The former massively outweighs the latter, particularly given that if you're in the latter situation you should have appropriate security detail, or be accepting of the risks.
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