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AFI 36-1901 Recruiting Programs (20 June 2017)

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Chapter 1 Recruiting Responsibilities


1.5. 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. Failure by military members to obey the mandatory provisions of paragraphs 1.5.1 through 1.5.3 is a violation of Article 92, UCMJ. ANG members in Title 32 status are subject to their respective state military codes. Recruiting personnel will maintain high standards of conduct and be totally professional in their relationships with applicants. 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 months after the trainee completes all Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT) requirements.

1.5.1. 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 (AD) or extended active duty (EAD).

1.5.2. Recruiters will not order or otherwise force applicants to report for AD or EAD who: Enlist in the delayed enlistment program (DEP); or, Take a commissioning oath in the AFR.

1.5.3. 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.