When I was a younger man I served as an enlisted member in one of our fine services. I had done some unwise things when I was a young man. My recruiter told me to not mention them since there was no record of the events. I followed his advice, got into the military, did very well and then separated. Now I am in medical school and considering taking a Navy scholarship. I feel a moral dilemma however. When I look at the SF-86 form I can honestly answer no to those questions regarding certain activities included in the seven year time frame. I could answer no if the time frame were ten years. Should I just shut my mouth and answer the question as they are written on the form or should I be volunteer information beyond the time frame listed? If I had always been a civilian I wouldnt see a problem with the latter but considering my prior service I fear it could come back to bite me if I volunteered extra information. This leads me to a second question. What type of security clearances to physicians typically have in the military (and more specifically the Navy). Does everyone pretty much have Secret clearance or do a fair number have TS clearance (flight surgeons, etc.) Is it rank dependent? Do they say, Oh, you are a CDR, you need TS clearance. I am not looking for legal advice here, just peoples opinions from what they have experienced. Thanks!