l Using any prospect, applicant, or DEP person
for personal gain or for personal use.
l Permitting or soliciting any person to engage
in physical contact with, harassing, or abusing any
prospect, applicant, or DEP person.
l Allowing or inviting any prospect, applicant,
or DEP person to enter into or be transported in the
recruiting persons private vehicle unless such
transportation is authorized in writing by a privately
own vehicle (POV) use authority, is for official
purposes, or is a matter of standard operating
procedure; for example, attendance at a DEP meeting.
l Gambling with any prospect, applicant, or
DEP person, including playing any game of skill with
money or other things of value at stake.
l Accepting or receiving money, property,
favors, or anything of value in return for favors,
privileges, or other preferential treatment for any
prospect, applicant, or DEP person.
l Borrowing or lending money or any articles of
value from or to any prospect, applicant, or DEP
l Offering to engage in or engaging in any
financial or business dealings with a prospect,
applicant, or DEP person.
l Photographing or accepting any pictures of
prospects, applicants, or DEP personnel other than
those required for the applicants record or those taken
for other official purposes.
l Allowing any applicant, prospect, or DEP
person to spend the night at a recruiters home or
apartment, without prior command approval.
l Enlisting or commissioning any person with
whom they have a social relationship. If a person
who has formed a social relationship with a recruiter
desires to enlist or be commissioned, that person
should be referred to another recruiter.
l Entering any portion of an establishment
known to be a MEPS lodging or meal facility, except
when their official duties make it necessary to assist
in the proper check-in and check-out of an applicant
or DEP member. Recruiting personnel may not enter
any other part of such facility and will leave the
facility upon completion of the check-in or check-out
l This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.
All recruiting personnel should make sure the
following requirements are met:
l Immediately report known violations to the
appropriate level within the chain of command.
l Expeditiously address and resolve alleged
violations of the prohibited practices of this
l Include COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 5370.1
in the mandatory reading materials for newly assigned
recruiting personnel and integrate its contents into
command training programs to ensure that it is
disseminated to all recruiting personnel.
The Navy acts on every apparent recruiting or
enlistment processing irregularity. An irregularity is
with prescribed policy or
established procedure. The discovery of an
irregularity that leads to enlistment or program
disqualification is examined to determine if it was
preventable by Navy recruiting. apparent
irregularities will be investigated at the appropriate
level. As a chief petty officer, you may be called
upon to investigate an irregularity. The report of
investigation will be thoroughly reviewed. The review
process includes the NRD CO, Navy Recruiting Area
General (IG), and CNRC.
Categories of Investigations
For purposes of identifying the nature of apparent
recruiting and/or enlistment processing irregularities,
each case will be categorized by
COMNAVCRUITCOM according to the descriptions
in the following paragraphs. The category assigned
will not be changed during the investigation or review
process without specific approval of the
CATEGORY I. These investigations are the most
serious concerning the applicants background or