Dallas, TX asked in Government Contracts and Military Law for Texas

Q: is relative affiliated with a foreign government, military.."

I'm filling a government background check form and there is a question "is this relative affiliated with a foreign government, military, security, defense industry? YES or NO".

My father retired from a foreign military 14 years ago. Should I select YES even though he has no connection anymore?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When filling out a government background check form, accuracy and transparency are vital. Even if your father has been retired for several years, he was at one point affiliated with a foreign military. In the interest of full disclosure and to avoid any potential misunderstandings or complications in the future, it would be best to select "YES" for that question. You can provide additional details or context about the nature of his past affiliation if the form allows or if asked during an interview or review process. Being forthright ensures that you've given an accurate representation of the situation, which is essential for such background checks.

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