WPC  #'+;t\o)u%E'TsiVfy";G"-/Sܕz07J} Y;.+ա,?[ת>M#~=EJ5,D߽ċ@u@P"Gd_$ocT[+C)qZ%(ѿs-G}u躟*ڣL<ӗ1hEh[6iH0 ) p ) \ ) H ) 4 )  p )  \ ) H  ) 4!   " pX p _ISCR_ԀCaseNo.1506434 4% .؉7r. \XXp   `     h      %    APPEALBOARDDECISION ' APPEARANCES b!*  &%XX FORGOVERNMENT  :#, JamesB.Norman,Esq.,ChiefDepartmentCounsel $b-  FORAPPLICANT  %!/  Prose #XX%&l# &!0     TheDepartmentofDefense(DoD)declinedtograntApplicantasecurityclearance.On H)$3 March28,2016,DoDissuedastatementofreasons(SOR)advisingApplicantofthebasisforthat 4*%4 decision"securityconcernsraisedunderGuidelineJ(CriminalConduct)ofDepartmentofDefense  +p&5 Directive5220.6(Jan.2,1992,asamended)(Directive).Applicantrequestedadecisiononthe  ,\'6 writtenrecord.OnMay30,2017,afterconsideringtherecord,DefenseOfficeofHearingsand ,H(7 Appeals(DOHA)AdministrativeJudgeCarolG.RicciardellodeniedApplicantsrequestfora -4)8 securityclearance.ApplicantappealedpursuanttoDirectiveE3.1.28andE3.1.30.     `   Applicantsappealbriefcontainsnewevidenceintheformofanarrativestatementandcourt  documents.TheAppealBoardcannotconsidernewevidenceonappeal.DirectiveE3.1.29. t   ApplicantcontendsthattheJudgesdecision wasnotcompletedefficientlyandarguesthe L  Judgeshouldhave followedthroughtodeterminehewasreleasedfromprobation.AppealBrief 8  at1.Havingadmittedthesole_SOR_Ԁallegation,theburdenwasonApplicanttopresentsuch $ t evidenceinmitigation.DirectiveE3.1.15.TheDirectivedoesnotauthorizeaJudgetoactasan  ` investigatorforeitherparty.See,e%  .g.,_ISCR_ԀCaseNo.1106659at5(App.Bd.Oct22.2012).  L      ApplicanthasnotidentifiedanyharmfulerrorintheJudgeshandlingofthecaseorinher $  decision.TheJudgeexaminedtherelevantevidenceandarticulatedasatisfactoryexplanationfor   thedecision.Thedecisionissustainableonthisrecord. Thegeneralstandardisthataclearance   maybegrantedonlywhenclearlyconsistentwiththeinterestsofthenationalsecurity.   DepartmentoftheNavyv.Egan,484U.S.518,528(1988).SeealsoDirective,Encl.2,App.A   2(b): Anydoubtconcerningpersonnelbeingconsideredfornationalsecurityeligibilitywillbe p resolvedinfavorofthenationalsecurity. \ @*  @( Order  4   TheDecisionis AFFIRMED .  \      `     h   Signed:Michael_Raanan_Ԁ     `     h   MichaelRaanan     `     h   AdministrativeJudge     `     h   Chairperson,AppealBoard     `     h   Signed:JamesE.Moody  #p!    `     h   JamesE.Moody  $\"    `     h   AdministrativeJudge $H #    `     h   Member,AppealBoard %4!$    `     h   Signed:JamesF.Duffy__ *%)    `     h   JamesF.Duffy l+&*    `     h   AdministrativeJudge X,'+    `     h   Member,Appeal_Board___