MEPS Guidance Counselors will not enlist anyone without Live Scan Results or approved ETP.
Recruiting personnel will not submit fingerprints on applicants solely to ascertain if they are morally qualified for enlistment. Furthermore, RRNCOs will not fingerprint themselves, family members (not processing for enlistment) or other Recruiters. Soldiers awaiting shipment will not be fingerprinted for any reason, except when instructed by NGB Accession Suitability Office (ASO).
Everything in the Live Scan process is timestamped and RSID recorded. Failure to follow the proper sequence will be dealt with as a Recruiter Impropriety (RI).
It is permissible to build an applicant's packet in one box and capture/transmit their fingerprints in another box. However the sequence of events must still be followed.
All applicants are to be fingerprinted and the results returned prior to being projected for processing at MEPS. The only exception to the rule is in cases where fingerprints cannot be captured due to equipment failure, network issues, or inclement weather and it makes more sense to take the applicant to MEPS prior to having the fingerprints captured. In these rare cases, an exception can be granted by the ASO to project the applicant for MEPS processing and enlistment and capture the fingerprints there.
- Charges disclosed. Process may continue with suitability exception if applicant has disclosed violation(s) listed in RZ that would trigger a RAP sheet (offense(s) level 200 or higher). Exception requires memorandum from RRC or SGM that meritorious case exists to warrant an exception to allow applicant to continue processing. The memorandum will indicate that the applicant may enlist without RAP sheet results. It will also state that the Soldier will be discharged if any law violation(s) and/or UCMJ action are returned on the RAP sheet (except traffic) that were not disclosed prior to enlistment, regardless of disposition. The memorandum will be uploaded into Memorandum ENTNAC Interview. Upload Live Scan Report as PDF into ERM "Life Scan Results" (accessed from GCRc).
- Charges Not Disclosed. If the Live Scan Report has "Rap Sheet" and the applicant has no violations or level 100 only in RZ, that applicant cannot enlist until RAP sheet is posted in ERM. ETP is not authorized.
Note: OPM requires no more than 120 days between Live Scan and submission of the SF86 for MOSs that require a security clearance. If over 120 days the ASO may notify the RRNCO that a post-enlistment Live Scan resubmission is required.