DD Form 2983, Recruit/Trainee Prohibited Activities Acknowledgment is a form signed by recruits in order to document their understanding and acceptance of certain prohibitions. Recruits should sign this form prior to performing their activities in order to show their willingness to avoid inappropriate behavior according to the existing directives. The latest version of the DD 2983 - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2983 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in January 2015.
A DD Form 2983 fillable version is available for download and digital filing below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.
Recruits must read and sign this form no later than their first entry into the Delayed Entry Program (DEP). Trainees must read and sign a DD 2983 on the very first day of their entry-level training. This form will be retained in the recruit's file until they enter active duty. After the recruit has left the unit, their acknowledgment is kept for one year.
Recruiters and trainers will - in turn - sign a DD Form 2982, Recruiter/Trainer Prohibited Activities Acknowledgment, for the same reasons of documenting the consent to act according to the existing Army guidelines.