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I am an SP and I just transferred from the Air Guard to the IRR and then very shortly after to the AF Reserve as an IMA. All paper work was completed at the end of November and according to my recruiter I was gained by the active duty unit I am going to be a part of on 30 Nov. But when I called the IMA program manager at the base I was told that I was "not on the books yet". So, the IMA program manager was no help and not very friendly either. I have asked my recruiter for a POC for the Security Forces Squadron so I can find out when I can start showing up for work. All I got from him was an e-mail link to the IMA welcome package. I suppose my question is, barring any unforseen circumstances how long should it be before I can expect to be able to go to work?
quote:Originally posted by mitchgibson: What is the process to change from reserve to ART, I am entering the reserves with this in mind.
Easy question - long answer....
You would be doing both.
As an ART you would still have your reserve commitments. (UTA's, annual training, etc) The requirement for an ART is a current reservist or someone who will be joining the reserves. Or in AF terms...THIS IS AN AIR RESERVE TECHNICIAN (ART) POSITION, PERSON SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION MUST MEET AND MAINTAIN ART REQUIREMENTS. Applicants for this position must currently be a member of the Air Force Reserve or willing and eligible to join. Retired military personnel, unless currently assigned in an active Air Force Reserve position, are not eligible for Air Reserve Technician positions. Applicants interested in these and other Air Reserve Technician (ART) positions are also encouraged to apply to: Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit, 135 Page Road, Robins AFB GA 31098-1601 Commercial (478) 327-0113, http://www.afrc.af.mil/jobs/ART/default.htm.
May 18 2004 I transferred from AD to RV using the Palace chase program during the phase 1 of force shaping. I had 6 months remaining on my 4 yr enlistment. The reserve recruiter from Robins AFB handled my application. My question regards what authorizations recruiters have to make amendments/changes to contract/orders when I myself haven't approved these changes and my signature(a photo copy)is used from the unamended changed contract as a current signature on the new contract. The recruiter claims we agreed that I approved to the AFSC change. I was informed of this job change after my PCS, after my 30 days terminal leave and too late to withdraw my application. Both the gaining MPF and the recruiter failed to inform me of what "they" decided to-do because the AFSC requested was already blocked for another member. I have tried the AFPC HQ, IG, legal office, MPF, and even congress. Not one office knew enough about the palace chase program to give any assistance with this problem. Any info would be greatly appreciated as my only option is to remain in the reserves with a AFSC I didn't sign or volunteer for or return to active for a minimum of 1 yr.
My son joined the USAFR for a six-year commitment (with an $8,000.00 signing bonus)and graduates from SF tech school next month and reports to his Reserve unit shortly thereafter. He claims he can maintain his current monthly E-3 active-duty pay simply by volunteering to stand Security Forces duty for three days a week and one weekend a month at the surrounding bases (Eglin AFB, Hurlburt AFB, Duke Field). I'm active duty Coast Guard and don't pretend to understand the intricacies of Reserve legal requirements, etc.. Is my son anywhere near correct in his claim?
No, they have things called Man Days, where a person can pick up some extra work for a week or two or three days. But working three days a week and then one weekend per month, is not going to give him his E-3 paycheck like he was active duty.
However, some bases have slots for ART (Civilian Equivalent to the military job) and AGR (Active Duty Reservist, like a recruiter). But if he gets on of these, he is going to work more than 3 days a week. LOL
SSgt Tabury, Former USAF Active Duty Recruiter and Military.com Moderator
I am going to Fort Jackson on Tuesday to the MEPS center to take my ASVAB, then going to the hotel, then doing the whole medical/physical check up the next day, then driving back 2 hrs to see my Recruiter. I have a question though,..I am going into Reserves, not Active Duty, so after my physical exam on Wednesday I leave, but all the Active Duty ones have to stay to sign a DEP contract and do the Oath thing. Well, since I wont be around to sign the DEP contract, does that mean that I will get shipped for BMT really soon? Or do Reservists end up being on DEP?
Your contract is handled by your recruiter. We don't DEP persay, our DEP is Delayed Enlistment Program, thiers is Delayed Entry Program, or the other way around, I always forget. If you are non prior service , your recruiter will do the contract, we don't do a DEP contract. Your contract you sign is the one that will count torward the day you leave, its binding as the DEP is kinda a waiting game.
Its hard to explain, but no you won't leave faster, you will get a job faster, but may not leave quickly. The process for the reserve is much more friendly than the active duty one.
SSgt Tabury, Former USAF Active Duty Recruiter and Military.com Moderator
Thanks Uconn for answering my question. It's now 7:33 am ET and I am about to leave in a few minutes to head over to Fort Jackson (2 hrs away) for the ASVAB, then hotel, etc.. then back to Fort Jackson Wednesday morning at 5 am (?!) for the long enduring extensive medical checkup. Then I have to drive back 2 hrs to my recruiters office to pick out my job, shipment date, etc.
I'll keep ya'll posted as to how I scored and what job I chose, and about when (if i know) i will leave for TX.
My Recruiter told me that I could go to his office every Friday and practice sit-ups, push-ups, and he said he can arrange for a drill Sargeant to come in and yell at me and the rest of the guys for practice & to get us ready for the real thing; [BMT].
I have a ? re tech school scheduling. I am in air nat guard and put in request for tech school, power production/sheppard afb, last november, w/ 1st choice being 9 feb 05. after dec 04 uta, found out sec clearance not fwdd by sf folks. Got that taken care of in one day by nat taking no for answer and doing it myself(i am former sf'r myself. have been checking in wkly since then to see if there was any movement on this and to offer any help needed to get this scheduled. kept being told "it is in process" and would be the first to know when somethin happ. well, old murphy's law strikes, found out last thursday that AGR Msgt had not actually done anything w/ it. I was told that day it would be sent in friday, it is now tuesday and when i showed up again to ask about the school, was told that it has not been sent it but "it will be sent in this afternoon". i am frustrated and would like to any guidance on how to proceed next. any guidance would be greatly appreciated. ps. i am not considered a dirtbag airman, well, at least no body has ever told me i am ... respectfully, ajm