Criminal Disqualifications

If you have a felony conviction, you are automatically disqualified from joining the National Guard. If you only have misdemeanor convictions, look at the list below to see if you were convicted of any of the following. Chances are that you will be disqualified, but there is a chance for a waiver for the non-violent, non-drug violations listed.

  • Aggravated assault, assault with dangerous weapon, assault intentionally inflicting great bodily harm, or assault with intent to commit a felony. This also includes child, parental or spouse abuse, child endangerment/welfare.
  • Armed robbery
  • Arson
  • Attempt to commit a felony
  • Breaking and entering
  • Bribery
  • Burglary (includes possession of burglary tools)
  • Carjacking
  • Carnal knowledge of a minor, including indecent acts or liberties with a minor
  • Carrying of weapon on school grounds (firearm)
  • Check, worthless, making or uttering, with intent to defraud or deceive ($500 or more)
  • Child abuse
  • Child pornography
  • Conspiring to commit a felony
  • Criminal libel
  • Domestic violence (as defined by the Lautenberg Amendment)
  • Driving while drugged or intoxicated, or driving while ability impaired (three or more offenses)
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery; knowingly uttering or passing forged instrument (except for altered identification cards)
  • Grand larceny or larceny (value of $500 or more)
  • Grand theft, auto
  • Hate crimes
  • Illegal and/or fraudulent use of a credit card, bank card or automated card (value of $500 or more)
  • Indecent assault
  • Kidnapping or abduction
  • Mail matter; abstracting, destroying, obstructing, opening, secreting, stealing or taking mails (not including destruction of mailboxes)
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Narcotics or habit-forming drugs: wrongful possession or use (marijuana not included)
  • Negligent/vehicular homicide
  • 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, obligation or removing
  • Rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, incest or other sex crimes
  • Riot
  • Sale, distribution or trafficking of cannabis (marijuana) or any other controlled substance (including intent)
  • Sodomy
  • Stolen property, knowingly received (value of $500 or more)
  • Terrorist threats including bomb threats
  • Violation of civil rights
  • Other major misconduct offenses not listed