Yes you will do a security clearance for the military as a medical officer. Unless you have serious debt, lots of criminal history, or some strange foreign ties you should be fine.
Thanks, I am mostly concerned about medical records. I had a stint in college where I was admitted inpatient for anxiety/panic attacks, and concerned about how this would affect getting a security clearance, and whether they go through medical records? I wonder if it is possible to request one now before signing up for STRAP to see if I'm even eligible first before committing.
That would be more of a MEPS consideration for entry. You clear MEPS and get in then usually you would be fine. If you can pass the background check to be commissioned as an officer a security clearance should not be a problem unless you decide to get a few DUI's, domestic violence charges, drug habit, or marry someone from another country. I joke, but seriously I've seen all those things happen with officers.
I was married to a foreign national (with green card) the entire time I was on active duty. Never had a problem. I wasn’t married to a North Korean or Chinese National with ties to the PLA, though. But I think you’re safe on that one.
I bet 1/50 uniformed seamen that I see in clinic nowadays are literally from China. Like: trouble with English, whole family in China, wife is still a Chinese citizen, etc., etc.
Which always seems odd to me, since China is literally the biggest threat in the world. But whatever. I’m sure the military is making smart decisions....right...?