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PSH-12-0015 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual is an applicant for a DOE security clearance. In July 2011, as part of a background investigation, the Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address his alcohol use. In addition to the PSI, the LSO requested the individual=s medical records and recommended a psychiatric evaluation of the individual by a DOE consultant psychiatrist (DOE psychiatrist). The DOE psychiatrist examined the individual in October 2011 and memorialized his findings in a report (Psychiatric Report). According to the DOE psychiatrist, the individual suffers from Alcohol Dependence. The DOE psychiatrist further concluded that the individual=s Alcohol Dependence is a mental illness that causes or may cause a significant defect in his judgment and reliability.