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AFI 36-3209 SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT PROCEDURES FOR AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND AIR FORCE RESERVE MEMBERS 14 April 2005 (Incorporating Through Change 3, 20 September 2011)

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AFI 36-3209 SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT PROCEDURES FOR AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND AIR FORCE RESERVE MEMBERS 14 April 2005 (Incorporating Through Change 3, 20 September 2011) (1.4 MB)

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3.16. Entry Level Performance and Conduct.

Separate a member while in entry level status ... Members enlisted in the DEP may be involuntarily separated under this provision if they become disqualified for enlistment in the Regular Air Force for any reason, or refuse or fail to enlist in the Regular Air Force, or enter active duty at the time and place designated. The character of separation or discharge will be entry level separation or discharge...

Comments: Entry Level Separation is the only characterization of service indicated in the regulation for discharge from the DEP.

AFMAN 36-2032 Military Recruiting and Accessions (27 SEPT 2019)

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AFMAN 36-2032 Military Recruiting and Accessions (27 SEPT 2019) (3.3 MB)

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Chapter 2 Recruiting Programs

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2.4.3.1. Recruiting Malpractice. Recruiters who take any action to conceal or conspire to conceal a disqualifying factor or to qualify an ineligible applicant in violation of directives have committed recruiting malpractice. Recruiting malpractice is prohibited...

2.4.3.2. Recruiting Misconduct. Recruiting misconduct is defined as any willful or intentional conduct by a recruiter contrary to this paragraph or any other applicable publication that is prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the Armed Forces, or of a nature that could bring discredit upon the Air Force. These prohibitions apply from the first contact between a prospect, an applicant or a recruit and the recruiter through entry level training and for six (6) months after the trainee completes all initial active duty training requirements (basic military training (BMT) and follow on technical training). The
following are examples of recruiting misconduct, but are not all inclusive.
2.4.3.2.1. Recruiters will not make statements to a prospect, applicant or recruit that imply the Air Force will take legal action against an individual who refuses to enter active duty or extended active duty (EAD). (T-1)
2.4.3.2.2. Recruiters will not order or otherwise force applicants to report for active duty or EAD who:
2.4.3.2.2.1. Enlist in the delayed enlistment program; or (T-1)
2.4.3.2.2.2. Take a commissioning oath in the AFR. (T-1)
2.4.3.2.3. Recruiters will not mislead or misinform a prospect or applicant regarding any aspect of recruiting policy, procedures, entitlements, benefits, or any intentional misinformation designed to induce an applicant to apply for or accept enlistment, commissioning, assignment or appointment. (T-1)