Personal Appearance Program

Pursuant to the Department of Defense Personnel Security Program Regulation (DoD 5200.2-R), 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 Appendix N of DoD 5200.2-R.