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
Yes. The Air Force no longer accepts recruits with a criminal record of any kind.
Answered - Aircraft Structural Mechanic/Supervisor (Former Employee) - Langley AFB, VA