Phone (202) 433-2333 between the
hours of 1000 and 1300 EST.
DEFENSE FINANCE AND
For customer service at the Defense Finance and
Accounting Service (DFAS), Cleveland Center, call
NAVAL LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE
The Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO) can
provide legal advice including wills, powers of
attorney, and notarizing services. The NLSO can also
provide counseling on sales contract matters, child
custody, immigration, naturalization, citizenship, lease
repair work disputes, divorce and
separation, and more.
Certain practices are prohibited by members in the
These include fraternization,
socializing with prospects or members of DEP,
harassment, using abusive language, and other
activities. Prohibited activities and policies governing
them, as well as investigations, are covered in the
The Navy firmly prohibits fraternization. The
Recruiting Command further defines and prohibits
fraternization between recruiting personnel and
prospects, applicants, or DEP personnel. For further
information on this topic, refer to Fraternization,
The following definitions apply to CNRCs
PROSPECT. Any person who has expressed an
interest and appears to possess the potential and
qualifications for enlisting in or receiving a
commission in the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force,
Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or any Reserve
components of those services.
APPLICANT. Any person who has commenced
processing by beginning to complete a Record of
Military Processing Armed Forces of the United
DD Form 1966, or Application for
Commission or Warrant Rank, U.S. Navy or Naval
Reserve, NAVCRUIT Form 1100/11.
DEP PERSONNEL. Any person who accesses
into the pool of highly qualified personnel as a
member of the Individual Ready Reserve and has
agreed to commence active duty or active duty for
training at a later date.
RECRUITING ENVIRONMENT. Any function,
gathering, or meeting, in a public or private place, that
recruiting personnel attend in their official capacity.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. Recruiting
personnel must not participate in any of the following
l Forming or attempting to form a dating or
social relationship with any prospect, applicant, or
This includes dating or otherwise
socializing on an individual basis but does not include
recruiting or DEP activities where a dating or
individual social relationship does not exist and is not
formed during the function.
l Allowing any prospect, applicant, or DEP
person to remain in any recruiting offices except for
l Engaging in physical contact with a prospect,
applicant, or DEP person including, but not limited to,
caressing, hugging, kissing, fondling, holding hands,
and other touching of an unauthorized nature except
reasonable physical contact required in an emergency
to protect life or limb or in self-defense of an
l Harassing any prospect, applicant, or DEP
person. Harassment is defined as any unpleasant,
humiliating, or degrading activity in conjunction with
the enlistment qualification process.
l Using abusive language that tends to degrade
the prospect, applicant, or DEP person, whether
directed at the person or used in the presence of such
person. The individual sensitivities of the person
being processed must be considered in making
determination of what constitutes abusive language.