Documents / Background

Section I
Security References

Recruiting Standards
Personnel Security Investigation CoE
JPAS Errors Guide
National Sex Offender Search
Applicants with Dual Citizenship
Stolen BC from Puerto Rico
Family Member Immigration Status
PS Security Verification
PPOM 15-037
SMOM 16-030
SMOM 14-028 attachment
SMOM 17-044
AOC Para 2-4
NSSIC-15-104
AR 601-210 Para 2-4a(1)
AOC Para 5-32



Section II
Documents

2-1. General
References:
a. SMOM 17-056
b. SMOM 13-009

c. Source documents. Recruiting personnel must examine all source documents for discernible evidence of tampering or alteration. Documents used to substantiate basic eligibility criteria will be legible, written in English, or officially translated to English. If a bilingual Soldier (having language skill identifier) translates the document(s), then a written translation signed by the Soldier, with a commissioned officer’s signature witnessing the signature, may be used. Recruiting battalions not having a Soldier with a skilled language identifier may designate recruiting personnel to translate foreign documents in a language common to Soldiers in the battalion. Designation of translator will be made in writing and kept on file at the recruiting battalion headquarters. All source documents must be original, or certified as an official copy of the original and included in the enlistment packet for enlistment into the RA and RC. These documents include transcripts for military occupational specialty (MOS) requirements or advance grade, high school diploma, or marriage license or certificate. They will be uploaded and forwarded with the enlistment packet or handcarried by the applicant to the guidance counselor for compliance with instruction in chapter 6, section II.

d. Obtaining documents. The use of facsimile machines or email (via scanners) to provide an expeditious means of obtaining documents is authorized and may be used to prevent undue delays in shipment to training. The use of education transcripts, police checks, and court checks retrieved via agency Web sites is authorized. Documents used to verify dependents (except spouse) are not required for enlistment purposes unless a dependent waiver is required.

e. Document certification. Certification that a copy is of the original document may be made by the center commander, area noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC), first sergeant, company commander, operations sergeant, guidance counselor, commissioned officer, or equivalent contracted personnel assigned within USAREC. Prior to the applicant arriving at the MEPS for enlistment, the MEPS guidance counselor must examine all source documents for discernible evidence of tampering or alteration and to ensure the uploaded source documents are clear and legible. If the MEPS guidance counselor determines that a source document is questionable, the applicant will not be allowed to come to MEPS until a valid document is uploaded in the electronic management record for the MEPS guidance review and verification.

Note IAW AR 601-210: Prior to uploading source documents for enlistment processing, one of the individuals in paragraph 2-1e above must ensure that marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and birth certificates are certified originals, court-certified copies, or certified photocopies that reflect the file number (Vital Statistic) indicating filed at the county clerk office.

2-4. Immigration Status of Family Members
a(1). The immigration status of an applicant’s spouse, children, or immediate Family members (parents, in-laws, brother(s), or sister(s)) does not automatically disqualify an otherwise qualified applicant from enlisting into the RA or RCs. DA Pam 611-21, Chap 10 provides MOSs that require US citizenship of immediate Family member as an MOS qualification.

2-4. Lost Citizenship Documents
e. Applicants who have lost their documents may obtain new documents in the following ways:

(1) Applicants who are U.S. citizens or nationals may apply to the nearest U.S. passport agency or through the procedures described at www.state.gov (see passport application requirements). To obtain a replacement USCIS Form N-550/570 or USCIS Form N-560/561, an applicant should visit www.uscis.gov and file USCIS Form N-565 (Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document). Birth certificates for persons born in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Swains Island, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the former U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands must be obtained from their respective offices of vital statistics. Panama Canal Zone birth certificates should be requested through the Vital Records Section of Passport Services as described on the State Department’s Web site at www.state.gov.

(2) The alternate form to use for loss, theft, or non-receipt of original USCIS Form I-551 card is USCIS Form G-845 (Verification Request Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). This form may be obtained by the applicant from the local USCIS office and will be used to obtain verification when documents listed above cannot be obtained. This form is a secondary verification form, and the following Army requirements must be met for use of this form. USCIS Form G-845 may be used for enlistment purposes only and applicant must present a valid USCIS Form I-551 card in order to ship. An official Department of Human Services stamp and initials are required in the status verifier block. All applicants using USCIS Form G-845 must also have a verifiable Government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license, State issued ID, military dependent ID, high school or college ID, or foreign passport. In order to be valid for enlistment, the following response (no exceptions will be authorized) from a Department of Human Services official in USCIS Form G-845, section B will be accepted:

(a) This document appears valid and relates to the lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
(b) This document appears valid and relates to the conditional resident alien of the United States.


2-7. Education Verification
b. The area NCOIC, first sergeant, company commander, senior operations sergeant, senior guidance counselor, commissioned officer, education specialist, equivalent contracted personnel assigned to USAREC, or ARNG education services personnel are authorized to perform telephonic or email verification for enlistment into the ARNG. The telephonic or email verification for ARNG enlistment must include name of applicant, date of birth, name of school, school address, school phone number, date of graduation, name and title of individual providing verification, and the name and title of individual conducting verification. Verification of education may be obtained from the applicant’s principal, registrar, school guidance counselor, or the custodian of records for enlistment in the ARNG.

2-13. Review of Enlistment Forms and Documents
Each applicant’s forms and original documents will be reviewed by an individual designated by the ARNG for completeness and accuracy before uploading and forwarding the packet to MEPS. The designee will also ensure that a specific MOS or enlistment option will not be guaranteed to an applicant before processing by the ARNG guidance counselor.

X-1. Documents Lost to Natural Disasters
As a contingency, the following guidance will be used by the ARNG to grant exceptions when source documents are lost due to natural disasters or other environmental catastrophes.

a. High School Senior and Juniors. If the applicant has not enrolled in another high school, verification will come in the form of a letter from a parent attesting to the fact that their son or daughter is a Senior or Junior with the anticipated graduation date. For high school juniors this letter must reflect anticipated mandatory return date.
b. Marriage License/Divorce Decrees. If the applicant is unable to acquire duplicated forms from the State or local government, he or she must write a detailed statement regarding the marriage or divorce, accompanied by a statement from an official that can verify the marriage or divorce (i.e. Clerk of Court or Church official). All questionable cases will be referred to DARNG for determination.

X-2. Driver's License
Reference: SMOM 17-055.

a. Applicants, to include Prior Service (PS) and Glossary Non Prior Service (GNPS), must possess a valid operator's/driver's license if the MOS Qualifications requires a license for enlistment. The license must be valid through the end of AIT.
b. A valid state operator's/driver's license is defined as: a provisional, intermediate, graduated, or any other terminology used by States to identify an operator's/driver's license. This does not include a learner's permit. Provisional driver's licenses must have the restrictions reviewed. Provisional licenses must not prevent the Soldier from operating a vehicle alone or at night. Questionable cases may be forwarded to the ASO via a suitability workflow.
c. Soldiers are not authorized exceptions to ship to training without a valid (unexpired) hard copy operator's/driver's license. Paper copies or temporary licenses due to renewal will not be considered for approval.
d. Phase II shippers are not authorized to ship to an AIT that requires an operator's/driver's license if their license will expire during training. The license must be renewed prior to the Phase II reservation being pulled.
e. Prior to shipping, the MEPS GC, RSP and/or Direct Ship Site are responsible for verifying that their Soldiers have a valid operator's/driver's license that will not expire during training.
f. Shipping a Soldier without a valid operator's/driver's license or shipping a Soldier whose operator's/driver's license expires during training will be grounds to initiate an investigation.

X-3. Birth Certificates from Puerto Rico
Reference: Stolen Birth Certificates from Puerto Rico.

Note: IAW ASO guidance, an applicant with an old birth certicate from Puerto Rico as described below can enlist if they have a 5-year US Passport. The issue date of the US Passport is not a factor.

a. In December 2009, the government of Puerto Rico enacted a new law (Law 191 of 2009) aimed at strengthening the issuance and usage of birth certificates to combat fraud and protect the identity and credit of all people born in Puerto Rico. The new law was based on collaboration with the US Department of State and the US Department of Homeland Security to address the fraudulent use of Puerto Rico issued birth certificates to unlawfully obtain US passports, Social Security benefits, and other federal services.
b. All new applicants who show a birth certificate from Puerto Rico as their eligibility document at the time of enlistment into the Recruit Force Pool (RFP) or accession into the Army National Guard on or after 1 July 2010, must provide a new birth certificate or birth verification via DD Form 372 (Request for Verification of Birth), or other documentation of enlistment eligibility per Chapter 2. The Government of Puerto Rico offers FAQs on the process on their website at pr.gov. Reference: SMOM 10-090, SMOM 10-125, PPOM 10-019, PPOM 10-055.

X-4. High School Letter
Use High School Letter IAW SMOM 17-046.

X-5. College Enrollment Letter
Required use of College Enrollment Letter for Verification. Refer to SMOM 14-035.

X-6. Sex Offender Check
Refer to SMOM 17-044 for procedures to execute a national sex offender search.

X-7. FS 240
IAW SMOM 16-030, Some FS 240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad) do not have document number. Add a 5 digit document number, and then add "FS 240 does not have an actual document number" in the comments block.

X-8. Unknown Relative Information
IAW SMOM 16-030, complete as much known data as possible. Use the last known address. Make a detailed explanation that the relative's information is unknown.

X-9. Unknown Information
IAW SMOM 16-030. For any section of the Security Clearance Application, if information is unknown or unattainable, explain this in a thorough yet concise manner in the comments block. In most instances a logical explanation is sufficient information.



Section III
Forms

X-1. USAREC Form 601-210.02
a. Use of the USAREC Form 601-210.02 is authorized to obtain court dispositions only when original court documents are unavailable.
b. USAREC Form 601-210.02 will be filled out by court or probation officials IAW AOC Annex A Figures 5 & 6.
c. When a court will not complete USAREC Form 601-210.02, but will allow recruiting personnel to view the records, the recruiter will complete and sign the USAREC Form 601-210.02. In so doing, the recruiter will include a comment to the effect that they have viewed the court records that relate to the alleged offense or offenses.
d. USAREC Form 601-210.02 may be used to obtain all information from probation and parole officers. It will include the period of probation or conditions and the reason terminated. If checks with court agencies indicate that no probation or parole history is involved, then USAREC Form 601-210.02 is not required.
e. USAREC Form 601-210.02 is valid for six months when processing waiver applications.

X-2. DA Form 3072-2
a. Applicants requiring a dependency, hardship, or spouse of a military member waiver will complete DA Form 3072-2. The applicant will fill out the form using their monthly income and liabilities against civilian and military pay. Instructions for preparing the form are:

(1) Blocks 1 and 2: Self-explanatory.
(2) Block 3: Enter current income or if currently unemployed, enter monthly salary and termination date of last period of employment. Other income includes spouse’s income, money from odd jobs, and child support. The applicant must state clearly where the income comes from. Other income if enlisted should cover any anticipated income while serving in the military from sources other than military.
(3) Block 4a: Liabilities against current income will include all expenses paid out by the applicant and spouse (i.e., credit cards, loans, child support). Explain and break down what constitutes the “payment of other debts and other indebtedness or financial obligations” indicated in block 6.
(4) Block 4b: Liabilities against military income should include most of the liabilities listed in block 4a unless that particular debt is paid prior to enlistment. In this case, explain in the Remarks section. This block must be completed regardless of whether processing for RA or USAR. When completing this block, do not assume housing will be provided.
(5) Block 5: Include all assets owned (i.e.: boats, RVs, mutual funds, and certificates of deposit).
(6) Block 6: Use this block to clarify anything on the form where a question might arise. This block should include any pertinent information regarding current and future financial stability.
(7) The applicant and a witness will sign the form.

X-3. DD Form 369
a. DD Form 369 will be used to obtain all criminal record information from law enforcement agencies. This information is considered confidential and will not be disclosed for other than recruiting purposes.
b. The DD Form 369 is valid indefinitely unless new law violations have occurred. DD Form 369 is valid for six months when processing waiver applications. For waivers, DD Form 369 will be reprocessed if older than six months. If an applicant alleges or there is reason to suspect new arrests or convictions, new records checks must be obtained.
c. The applicant will sign DD Form 369 regardless if required by the law enforcement agency. The applicant’s signature is not required for agencies that do not release.
d. DD Form 369 obtained by other armed services, RA or USAR recruiters will not be accepted for ARNG waiver processing.
e. See Police Check Procedures below for addtional information on use of the DD Form 369.

X-4. DD Form 370
a. DD Form 370 will be used for all required references. The individual providing a character reference on an applicant may compose their own on bond paper or stationery instead of using the DD Form 370. However, identification data must be included. DD Form 370 may be hand-carried.
b. DD Form 370 from employer(s) is not required to process TAG level moral waivers unless required by TAG.
c. DD Form 370 will be obtained from all employer(s) for the year prior to waiver application. If the applicant has been unemployed for the year prior to waiver application then DD Form 370 will be obtained from the most recent employer. Any period of unemployment of three-months or longer will be explained in hand written statement. If an applicant states that a reference request will jeopardize current employment, DD Form 370 will not be obtained. If an applicant has been self-employed during the year period prior to waiver application a minimum of one DD Form 370 will be obtained from person(s) for whom the applicant performed services.
d. DD Form 370 will be obtained from schools and/or colleges where the applicant attended within three-years of application. Academic transcripts will be included if the applicant is currently attending college. DD Form 370 will be addressed to counselor or school administrator having access to the applicant’s records. When the school in question is not in session and the DD Form 370 is required; notify the ASO for instructions to continue to process.
e. DD Form 370 obtained by other Armed Services recruiters will not be used for ARNG applications.
f. Recruiting office information block on DD Form 370 will be filled in completely. The date signed will be the date the DD Form 370 is initiated.
g. DD Form 370 is valid for six-months. DD Form 370 over six-months old from employers and schools may be used if the applicant has not been rehired or attended school since the date of initial reference. Telephonic completion of DD Form 370 is not authorized.

X-5. NGB Form 22-3
Will be used to request from NGB (ARNG) all waivers and exceptions to policy as described in AOC Para 4-3 regarding enlistment in the ARNG. TAG, or their designated representative, will determine use of NGB Form 22-3 within the State and will authenticate the form for all requests for waivers submitted through GCR to ARNG-HRR.



Section IV
Background Checks

2-11. General
Applicants may be eligible for enlistment with or without waiver as indicated in each case. Applicants may have a waiting period as cited in paragraph 4-32 if they have had parole, probation, or incarceration (see Chap 4).

Note: IAW AOC Annex A, it is the policy of NGB that all information pertaining to alleged or suspected records of arrest and/or conviction on applicants for enlistment will be verified with state and local law enforcement agencies.

Note: IAW AOC Annex A, the applicant has the burden of proof. In cases where records have been sealed, expunged, or destroyed it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide sufficient documentation to determine their eligibility.

2-11. Applicant Interview
a. Recruiter will interview applicant on any records of arrest, charges, juvenile court adjudications, traffic violations, probation periods, and dismissed or pending charges or convictions, including those that have been expunged or sealed.

2-11. Law Violations Not Disclosed
a. Guidance Counselors upon receipt of a records check that lists a law violation(s) not previously disclosed, will initiate match proceedings in accordance with AOC Para 4-2.

Note: For applicants not yet enlisted, follow unfavorable results instructions from SMOM 15-019 Live Scan.

2-11. Minor Non-Traffic or Higher Charges
a. If an applicant claims to have a charge of minor non-traffic or higher offense, then police record checks using DD Form 369 will be run for the city, county, and state where the applicant has lived, worked, and attended school for the past 3 years. Police record checks using DD Form 369 are also required to be run in the city, county, and state where the applicant claims to have been charged with a minor nontraffic or higher offense, regardless of how long ago the charge occurred.

2-11. Pending Charges
a(2). If applicant is subject to pending charge(s) that would not require a waiver if found guilty, Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing is authorized. If applicant is subject to pending charge(s) that would require a waiver if found guilty or if placed on probation or parole, or if given a suspended sentence, all processing will be terminated (Refer to Para 4-34 Pending Charges-Civil Restraint).

2-11. Police Record Check and Court Check
b. The police record checks will indicate the name on the applicant’s social security card (USCIS Form I-551 card for those who are permanent resident aliens), the name the applicant is enlisting under, as well as the name on birth certificate, maiden name, or any other name the applicant is known as. In cases where the name is clearly derived from the originating name (i.e., Dick from Richard or Stephen from Estaban), all names will be listed. Criminal history information will be maintained with strict confidentiality. If reply from police authorities or court records clerk is not received within 7 working days, and every effort to obtain police/court clearance has been exhausted, then the recruiting battalion commander may authorize to process disclosed offenses as self-admitted offense and enlist applicant into the ARNG if a conduct waiver is not required.

Note: For self-admitted offense refer to AR 601-210 para 11-2b.

Note: Memorandums are acceptable to complete a record IAW ASO Guidance.

(1) These checks may be mailed and are required to be completed and at the MEPS prior to shipping to IADT or within 30 days after enlistment in the ARNG.

(2) Applicants who claim no law violations or claim only minor traffic offenses are not required to have police record checks or court checks. However, police record check or court check must be obtained to verify disposition if applicant claims reckless, careless, or imprudent driving.

(3) Police/court documents where the offense(s) occurred will be obtained from-

(a) City or municipal, military installation law enforcement.
(b) County law enforcement.
(c) State law enforcement.
(d) Court documents.
(e) Probation departments.
(f) Adult correctional facilities.
(g) Juvenile correctional facilities.

(4) Applicants requiring a conduct waiver for any misconduct or major misconduct level offense, regardless of disposition, will have police record checks obtained from-

(a) City or municipal, military installation law enforcement.
(b) County law enforcement.
(c) State law enforcement.
(d) Court documents.
(e) Probation departments.
(f) Adult correctional facilities.
(g) Juvenile correctional facilities.

5-2. Police Check Procedures (IAW AOC Annex A)
a. DD Form 369 will indicate the name the applicant is requesting to be enlisted as; as well as the name on their birth certificate, maiden name, and any other name the applicant is also known as. In situations where an applicant is known as Matt but his actual name is Matthew, Matt is not needed as also known as (also true with Tom, Tommy, Thomas; Jim, Jimmy, James, etc.). However, in cases where the name is not clearly derived from the originating name (such as Dick, Richard; Esteban, Stephen, etc.), all names will be listed prior to DD Form 369 being completed by the servicing agencies.

(1) DD Form 369 must be signed by the applicant.
(2) Computer generated and photocopies of DD Form 369 are acceptable.

b. DD Form 369 from civilian agencies will complete section III, items 12 through 16, and must be original.
c. Telephonic police checks are authorized by NCOIC, commissioned officers, company commanders, recruiting First Sergeants, guidance counselor, recruiting battalion operations personnel or equivalent contracted personnel assigned to the ARNG. The person obtaining telephonic police records check will sign written report on DD Form 369 blocks 14 through 16 and state in block 13 name & number of person from agency. Forwarding DD Form 369 to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a foreign government, or foreign police agencies is not authorized.
d. A police record check is not required from law enforcement agencies that charge a fee and/or require fingerprints for arrest and/or conviction information. When police record checks are not required as described above, the recruiter will reference information obtained in DD Form 369, section III, item 12. An example of DD Form 369 with statement is at AOC Annex A Figure 3. The recruiter will complete DD Form 369 as if it were going to be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
e. If a city or county does not have their own police agency and/or is covered by another agency, and/or arrest records are maintained by another agency, the RRNCO will have a statement written in block 12 of DD Form 369 explaining which agency has jurisdiction over that area. The RRNCO will complete blocks 14 through 16, and enter the city name in the agency block. Refer to AOC Annex A Figure 4.
f. If law enforcement agencies will not complete DD Form 369, but will allow recruiting personnel to view the records, the recruiter will complete and sign the DD Form 369. In so doing, the recruiter will include a comment to the effect that they have viewed the police records that relate to the alleged offense or offenses.
g. DD Form 369s are for use with police/sheriff/trooper only, they are not be used for court record checks.
h. The use of USAREC Police Agency List (PAL) is not authorized.
i. The DD Form 369 is valid indefinitely unless new law violations have occurred after the DD 369 was ran. For waiver purposes, the DD369 is valid for six months.

5-4. Court Check Procedures (IAW AOC Annex A)
a. Use of the USAREC Form 601-210.02 is authorized to obtain court dispositions only when original court documents are unavailable.
b. USAREC Form 601-210.02 will be filled out by court or probation officials IAW AOC Annex A Figures 5 & 6.
c. When a court will not complete USAREC Form 601-210.02, but will allow recruiting personnel to view the records, the recruiter will complete and sign the USAREC Form 601-210.02 . In so doing, the recruiter will include a comment to the effect that they have viewed the court records that relate to the alleged offense or offenses.
d. USAREC Form 601-210.02 may be used to obtain all information from probation and parole officers. It will include the period of probation or conditions and the reason terminated. If checks with court agencies indicate that no probation or parole history is involved, then USAREC Form 601-210.02 is not required.
e. USAREC Form 601-210.02 is valid for six months when processing waiver applications.

2-11. Telephonic Police Records Check
c. Telephonic police checks are authorized by station commander, area noncommissioned officer in charge, commissioned officers, company commanders, recruiting first sergeants, guidance counselor, recruiting battalion operations personnel, or equivalent contracted personnel assigned to the ARNG. The person obtaining telephonic police records check will sign a written report on DD Form 369. Memorandums are acceptable IAW ASO Guidance.

2-11. FBI and Foreign Checks
c. Forwarding a DD Form 369 to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a foreign government, or foreign police agencies is not authorized.

2-11. New Police Checks
d. New police checks are required if new arrests or convictions occurs since previous checks were conducted and will be run in accordance with Para 2-11.

2-11. Police records check not released or a fee is charged
e. If law enforcement agency states, in writing that it will not provide information or that a fee is required and copy of that statement is maintained in recruiting battalions, police records check will not be required. The completed DD Form 369 will contain reference to that written statement. The DD Form 369 will be forwarded with the enlistment packet. ARNG must update every 5 years those written documents used for references of agencies that do not release records checks.

2-11. Sex Offender Check
f. Each applicant will be specifically asked whether he or she is a registered sex offender and asked if he or she is required to register as a sex offender. Responses to this question will be captured in the remarks section of the DD Form 1966, page 4. Additionally, a query of the National Sex Offender Public Registry must be conducted on every applicant that processes for enlistment. If the applicant is a registered sex offender or required to register as a sex offender, enlistment is prohibited. Refer to SMOM 17-044 for more details.

2-14. Background Investigation and Vetting Requirements
a. All accessions require submission of a NACLC or higher personnel security investigation, favorably adjudicated to Secret or higher level. Guidance counselors must ensure that all personnel security investigation submissions are for Secret or higher level at accession into the RCs or entry into the DEP. Fingerprint check results are required prior to entry onto AD or shipping to training or first duty assignment, unless results are present in Joint Personnel Adjudication System, for PS Soldiers.

(1) Documents required for NACLC include-

(a) Live-scan fingerprint or FD 258 (Applicant Fingerprint Card).
(b) Standard Form (SF) 86 data (Questionnaire for National Security Positions) and-

1. Authorization for release of information.
2. Authorization for release of medical information.
3. Applicant certification of information.
4. Signature release of credit check.

(2) Documents required for single scope background investigation include NACLC criteria and processing by the personnel security screening liaison.
(3) Exceptions to the guidance above may be provided by NGB, ARNG-ASO on a case-by-case basis.

b. In addition to the favorable completion of a NACLC, all non-U.S. citizens processing for enlistment into the ARNG require a favorable completion of a NIAC, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force check.

(1) NIACs will be submitted through the Guidance Counselor Resource Center (GCRc) to the Linguist Support Office.
(2) If results indicate a nexus to terrorism, the non-US citizen is disqualified from further processing or continued service in the RA, USAR, or the ARNG.
(3) Polygraphs may be administered with the voluntary consent of the enlistee to mitigate derogative results from the NIAC.
(4) Refusal to undergo a counterintelligence-focused interview or an issue-specific polygraph may result in an inability to resolve adverse results.
(5) Unresolved results may lead to the disqualification of the non-US citizen from further processing for enlistment or continued service in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.

c. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 establishes a mandatory, Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government.

(1)The DOD common access card is the DOD Federal credential. The submission of the NACLC and favorable fingerprint check results are required for initial common access card issuance.
(2) Favorably adjudicated NACLCs meet final HSPD 12 credentialing standards. Recruiting personnel will check DOD adjudication system of record for a previous investigation that meets HSPD 12 credentialing standards for common access card issuance (provided there has been no break in service of more than 2 years since the last background investigation) to determine if HSPD-12 adjudication requirements have been met.


4-29. Conduct Standards
Acceptability for enlistment of persons who have records of court convictions or other adverse dispositions is based on conduct standards given in this section.
a. These standards screen out—

(1) Applicant who is legally precluded from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
(2) Applicant whose background poses serious questions about fitness for service.
(3) Applicant who is unsuitable for participation in special programs.
(4) Applicant who is likely to pose serious disciplinary problems.

b. Such cases divert manpower resources from performing military missions. Applicants will be advised that all arrests, convictions, or other adverse dispositions must be revealed. Recruiting personnel will obtain the criminal history of all applicants.

4-33. Required Investigations
a. Enlistment will be suspended pending an investigation of the case (for example, completion of police records check, copies of court documents, discussion with probation officer, or review of correctional facility records, as applicable). Processing may continue if the applicant-

(1) Admits to a record (including arrests, charges, other adverse dispositions, and convictions); or
(2) Does not admit to a record, but the enlisting agency has reason to believe such a record exists.

b. For persons admitting to an arrest record-

Note: For self-admitted offense refer to AR 601-210 para 2-11b.

(1) Who state that later conviction or other adverse dispositions occurred, a waiver is required as a self-admitted or alleged record (if such offenses require a waiver) when one of the following applies:

(a) Civil authorities refuse to furnish the information.
(b) No record of the information exists.
(c) Applicant is unable to obtain the records.
(d) Offense occurred outside the United States, its territories, or possessions and obtaining a police record check is prohibited.

(2) Who states that no conviction or other adverse dispositions occurred, a waiver to permit enlistment is not required when one of the following applies:

(a) Civil authorities refuse to furnish the information.
(b) Applicant is unable to obtain the records.
(c) Offense occurred outside the United States, its territories, or possessions and obtaining a police record check is prohibited.

c. The investigation will include-

(1) All documents required for enlistment and all documents required under paragraph 4-28.
(2) Police record checks as required by this regulation.

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