Written by Thomas Goering, NCCM USN(RET)
Published: May 23, 2010
Updated: February 12, 2019
Not an all inclusive list, but it should help you figure out how your charges may effect your enlistment, and who the waiver authority may be when you use the conduct waiver guide.
An offense is classified a Major Misconduct without regard to the offender’s age when the offense was committed, or whether the offense was disposed of by juvenile or adult criminal proceedings. A felony arrest that is adversely adjudicated as a lesser offense classification shall be considered a Major Misconduct Offense for enlistment waiver purposes. If a charge listed below was classified as something lesser than a felony by the state, it will still be considered a Major Misconduct Offense for Conduct Waiver purposes.
Major Misconduct Examples
Aggravated assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, maiming.
Attempt to commit a felony.
Breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.
Carnal knowledge of a child.
Carrying of weapon on school grounds. (firearm)
Check, worthless, making or uttering, with intent to defraud or deceive (over $500).
Conspiring to commit a felony.
Domestic battery/violence, as defined under the Lautenberg Amendment.
Forgery; knowingly uttering or passing forged instrument. (except for altered identification cards)
Grand larceny/larceny (value over $500).
Grand theft auto.
Illegal/fraudulent use of a credit card, bank card, or automated card (value of $500 or more).
Indecent acts or liberties with a child, molestation.
Mail matters: abstracting, destroying, obstructing; opening, secreting, stealing or taking.
Narcotics, or habit forming drugs; wrongful possession or use. (marijuana not included)
Perjury; subornation of perjury.
Possession or intent to use materials in a manner to make a bomb or explosive device to cause bodily harm or destruction of property.
Public record: altering, concealing, destroying, mutilating, obliterating, or removing.
Rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, incest, or other sex crimes.
Robbery, to include armed.
Sale, distribution, or trafficking (including “intent to”) of marijuana or any controlled substance. (Mandatory rejection)
Stolen property, knowingly receiving (value over $500).
Terrorist threats including bomb threats.
Violation of civil rights.
A major misconduct offense, generally, when the maximum confinement under local law for the offense is one year or more.