Air Force Category 2 Criminal Offenses

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AFRS Instruction 36-2001, Air Force Recruiting, lists the below offenses as Category 2 Moral offenses. This list is just a guide. The Air Force will consider violations of a similar nature or seriousness as a Category 2 offense. When in doubt, the Air Force will consider any offense in which local law allows for confinement for a year or more as a Category 2 offense. A conviction or adverse adjudication for any of the offenses listed is disqualifying for entry into the Air Force. The waiver approval authority is a recruiting group commander or vice commander.

Category 2 Criminal Offenses

  • Arson
  • Aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, intentionally inflicting great bodily harm, with intent to commit a felony (adjudicated as a juvenile only)
  • Attempting to commit a felony
  • Breaking and entering a building with the intent to commit a felony
  • Bribery (adjudicated as a juvenile only)
  • Burglary (adjudicated as a juvenile only)
  • Carrying a concealed firearm or unlawful carrying of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon (other than a firearm), possession of brass knuckles
  • Child pornography offenses
  • Conspiring to commit a felony
  • Criminal Libel
  • DUI or DWI: driving under the influence of, or while intoxicated or impaired by, alcohol or drugs
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion (adjudicated as a juvenile only)
  • Forgery: knowingly uttering or passing a forged instrument (except for altered identification for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Grand larceny
  • Grand theft
  • Housebreaking
  • Indecent assault
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) involving personal injury
  • Lewd, licentious, or lascivious behavior
  • Looting
  • Mail or electronic emission matters: abstracting, destroying, obstructing, opening, secreting, stealing, or taking
  • Mail: depositing obscene or indecent matter (including electronic or computerized e-mail or bulletin board systems and files)
  • Maiming or disfiguring
  • Marijuana: simple possession or use
  • Negligent homicide
  • Pandering
  • Perjury (adjudicated as a juvenile only)
  • Prostitution or soliciting to commit prostitution
  • Public record: altering, concealing, destroying, mutilating, obliterating, or removing
  • Riot
  • Robbery (adjudicated as a juvenile only)
  • Sedition or soliciting to commit sedition
  • Selling, leasing or transferring a weapon to a minor or unauthorized individual
  • Sexual harassment
  • Willfully discharging firearms so as to endanger life or shooting in public places