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How Big Debt Is Threatening Security Clearances For Thousands Of Troops

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NBCNEWS.COM - Nearly 36,000 active-military members who hold security clearances have recently sought urgent financial advice or aid because heavy debts and delinquent bills threatened to void their classified status, according to a nonprofit that helps troops and veterans solve money problems.

"You can lose that security clearance if you have credit or debt issues," said John E. Pickens III, executive director of VeteransPlus. "If you lose that clearance, you can become un-promotable or you can be taken from your assignment. And, ultimately, you can even receive a bad-conduct discharge. click here to read more

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