There are waivers for practically everything. It all comes down to how much work you and your recruiter are willing to do. If you are exceptionally talented, your chances are great. Also if one recruiter says no, find another one who will say yes.
I joined the Air Force with a B-Class felony and later became commissioned. On behalf of my recruiter and I, it took a tremendous amount of time. I had to build a portfolio full of letters from every person I knew supporting my character and ability to perform in our armed forces. I believe I even contacted my state senate to write on my behalf. A waiver was also something that was required... but I got in!
No. It will not. The only thing will prevent you is being a murderer. Everything else is negotiable.
And pretty much most other places I can think of as well.....
Basically I would say being a criminal will stop you form being employed in the Air Force. When I signed up they would not take anyone with a traffic ticket.
The reason being is you may be in a position that requires a secret or top-secret clearance with trust being the #1 issue. I held a TS clearance working my bomb dog around Presidents I.e. Air Force 1 and 2, foreign Heads of States, etc.
Yes felonies are a disqualifying factor.
Answered - First Sergeant Recruiter Logistics Superintendent (Former Employee) - Minot AFB, ND
Yes, as far as I know felons cannot enlist into the USAF.
Answered - Intergrated Avionics System Technician (Former Employee) - Hill AFB, UT
All felonies. However some can be waivered. It all depends on your recruiter.
Answered - Public Health Technician (Former Employee) - Hill AFB, UT
Yes, you can not enter the military with a felony on your record.
Answered - First Sergeant (Human Resources Mgr.) (Current Employee) - March ARB, CA