DD Form 2983 Recruit/Trainee Prohibited Activities Acknowledgment

What Is a DD Form 2983?

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.

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How to File DD Form 2983?

A shortened version of the DD Form 2983 instructions is distributed along with the form. Filing procedures are as follows:

  1. Boxes 1 through 3 require the recruit's or trainee's name, pay grade and the name of their office or command.
  2. Boxes 4 through 6 are for providing the full address of the office or training command with ZIP-code, the date of filing and the trainee's or recruit's signature.
  3. Box 7 contains a list of prohibited actions and regulations. The person filling the form should read each line and indicate the acceptance with their initials.
  4. In certain cases, exceptions can be granted. Only the trainee's or recruit's commander, O-4 or higher lever authority can approve and grant exceptions. These exceptions should be manually entered in the space provided in Box 8.
  5. Box 9 states that any violations of the prohibitions not marked as exceptions will lead to disciplinary actions. The recruit or trainee has to mark their acceptance by entering their initials in the provided line.
  6. Box 10 is filled in by the person approving the form. The three lines require their name, rank, signature, and the date of approval.
RECRUIT/TRAINEE PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES ACKNOWLEDGMENT
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; DoD Instruction 1304.33, Standardized
Protection Policies Prohibiting Inappropriate Relations Between Recruiters and Recruits, and Trainers and Trainees.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To document your understanding of the prohibitions identified in section 7 of this form.
ROUTINE USE(S): The DoD Blanket Routine Uses found at http://dpclo.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/BlanketRoutineUses.aspx
apply to this collection.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary. However, if you fail to provide the requested information or complete this form, you might not be able to
complete your enlistment or receive training.
INSTRUCTIONS
In accordance with DoDI 1304.33, this form will be read and signed no later than the first visit with a recruiter following a recruit's entry
into the Delayed Entry Program or read and signed no later than the first day of entry-level training for a trainee. As a minimum, the
signed original will be retained in the recruit's file until they enter active duty or in the trainee's file until they detach from the training
command or school they are attending. Please initial beside each entry acknowledging that you have read and understand the
statement.
1. RECRUIT/TRAINEE NAME (Last, First, Middle)
2. PAY GRADE
3. RECRUITING OFFICE/TRAINING COMMAND
4. RECRUITING OFFICE/TRAINING COMMAND
5. DATE SIGNED
6. SIGNATURE
ADDRESS (City, State, ZIP Code)
(YYYYMMDD)
7. I ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT AS A RECRUIT OR TRAINEE, I WILL NOT:
(Initial)
a. Develop, attempt to develop, or conduct a personal, intimate, or sexual relationship with a recruiter or trainer.
This includes, but is not limited to, dating, handholding, kissing, embracing, caressing, and engaging in sexual
activities. Prohibited personal, intimate, or sexual relationships include those relationships conducted in person or
via cards, letters, e-mails, telephone calls, instant messaging, video, photographs, social networking, or any other
means of communication.
b. Establish a common household with a recruiter/trainer, that is, share the same living area in an apartment, house,
or other dwelling.
c. Consume alcohol with a recruiter/trainer on a personal social basis.
d. Attend social gatherings, clubs, bars, theaters or similar establishments on a personal social basis with a recruiter/
trainer.
e. Allow entry of any recruiter/trainer in my dwelling or privately-owned vehicle except to conduct official business.
Exceptions are permitted for official business when the safety or welfare of the recruiter/trainer is at risk.
f. Gamble with a recruiter/trainer.
g. Make sexual advances toward, or seek or accept sexual advances or favors from, a recruiter/trainer.
h. Lend money to, borrow money from, or otherwise become indebted to a recruiter/trainer.
8. EXCEPTIONS. Exceptions may be granted to accommodate relationships that existed prior to the start of the recruiting process or
prior to the trainee starting the formal training process. These relationships include, but are not limited to, family members. Only
the Recruit's or Trainee's Commander, O-4 or higher, or higher level authority, has the authority to approve these exceptions.
Approved exceptions will be documented below and signed by the Recruit's or Trainee's Commander, O-4 or higher, or a higher-
level authority.
DESCRIPTION OF EXCEPTION(S):
(Initial)
9. VIOLATIONS. Violations of any part of paragraph 7.a. through 7.h., not granted an exception in paragraph 8, may
result in disciplinary action.
10. APPROVED BY
c. DATE SIGNED
a. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. TITLE
d. SIGNATURE/RANK
(YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2983, JAN 2015
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RECRUIT/TRAINEE PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES ACKNOWLEDGMENT
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; DoD Instruction 1304.33, Standardized
Protection Policies Prohibiting Inappropriate Relations Between Recruiters and Recruits, and Trainers and Trainees.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To document your understanding of the prohibitions identified in section 7 of this form.
ROUTINE USE(S): The DoD Blanket Routine Uses found at http://dpclo.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/BlanketRoutineUses.aspx
apply to this collection.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary. However, if you fail to provide the requested information or complete this form, you might not be able to
complete your enlistment or receive training.
INSTRUCTIONS
In accordance with DoDI 1304.33, this form will be read and signed no later than the first visit with a recruiter following a recruit's entry
into the Delayed Entry Program or read and signed no later than the first day of entry-level training for a trainee. As a minimum, the
signed original will be retained in the recruit's file until they enter active duty or in the trainee's file until they detach from the training
command or school they are attending. Please initial beside each entry acknowledging that you have read and understand the
statement.
1. RECRUIT/TRAINEE NAME (Last, First, Middle)
2. PAY GRADE
3. RECRUITING OFFICE/TRAINING COMMAND
4. RECRUITING OFFICE/TRAINING COMMAND
5. DATE SIGNED
6. SIGNATURE
ADDRESS (City, State, ZIP Code)
(YYYYMMDD)
7. I ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT AS A RECRUIT OR TRAINEE, I WILL NOT:
(Initial)
a. Develop, attempt to develop, or conduct a personal, intimate, or sexual relationship with a recruiter or trainer.
This includes, but is not limited to, dating, handholding, kissing, embracing, caressing, and engaging in sexual
activities. Prohibited personal, intimate, or sexual relationships include those relationships conducted in person or
via cards, letters, e-mails, telephone calls, instant messaging, video, photographs, social networking, or any other
means of communication.
b. Establish a common household with a recruiter/trainer, that is, share the same living area in an apartment, house,
or other dwelling.
c. Consume alcohol with a recruiter/trainer on a personal social basis.
d. Attend social gatherings, clubs, bars, theaters or similar establishments on a personal social basis with a recruiter/
trainer.
e. Allow entry of any recruiter/trainer in my dwelling or privately-owned vehicle except to conduct official business.
Exceptions are permitted for official business when the safety or welfare of the recruiter/trainer is at risk.
f. Gamble with a recruiter/trainer.
g. Make sexual advances toward, or seek or accept sexual advances or favors from, a recruiter/trainer.
h. Lend money to, borrow money from, or otherwise become indebted to a recruiter/trainer.
8. EXCEPTIONS. Exceptions may be granted to accommodate relationships that existed prior to the start of the recruiting process or
prior to the trainee starting the formal training process. These relationships include, but are not limited to, family members. Only
the Recruit's or Trainee's Commander, O-4 or higher, or higher level authority, has the authority to approve these exceptions.
Approved exceptions will be documented below and signed by the Recruit's or Trainee's Commander, O-4 or higher, or a higher-
level authority.
DESCRIPTION OF EXCEPTION(S):
(Initial)
9. VIOLATIONS. Violations of any part of paragraph 7.a. through 7.h., not granted an exception in paragraph 8, may
result in disciplinary action.
10. APPROVED BY
c. DATE SIGNED
a. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. TITLE
d. SIGNATURE/RANK
(YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2983, JAN 2015
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