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Personal Appearance Program


Pursuant to the Department of Defense Personnel Security Program DoD Manual 5200.02, military personnel and civilian members of the Department of Defense may appeal a determination by their Central Clearance Facility to deny or revoke their security clearance eligibility and/or access to classified information, or refuse them assignment to sensitive duties.

Upon appeal, Administrative Judges of the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) conduct a personal appearance and issue written recommended decisions to the Personnel Security Appeals Board of the appealing member's component. DOHA conducts personal appearances in accordance with DoD Manual 5200.02.