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Reserve officers get chance at Regular Army

Nov. 20, 2012 - 09:48AM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 - 09:48AM  |  
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To find out how to apply and for more details, go to MilPer Message 12-348, dated Nov. 1.

Warrant officers in the National Guard and Army Reserve now have a shot at Regular Army career opportunities.

Officers and warrant officers in the Guard and Reserve can join the Regular Army through the fiscal 2013 Call to Active Duty program.

In a change from the fiscal 2012 program, certain categories of warrant officers are eligible to apply for transfer to the Regular Army.

Targeted officers include captains and majors with knowledge, skills and/or experience in science, technology, engineering or math.

Those who aren't eligible for the program include officers serving in the Army Medical Department, Chaplaincy and the Judge Advocate General Corps.

Warrant officers included are:

• Chief warrant officers 2 and 3 in specialties 311A (Criminal Investigation Command special agent), 153D (UH-60 pilot) and 153M (UH-60M pilot).

• 152H (AH-64 pilot) with skill qualification identifier C, H, G or I.

• Military occupational specialties 154D and 154F (CH-47 pilot) with SQI F, G, H or L.

• Warrant officers 1 through 5 who hold MOS 150U (unmanned aircraft systems operations technician).

Officers must meet these criteria:

• Captains — the active or reserve Captains Career Course.

• Majors — completion of the applicable active- or reserve-component Intermediate Level Education course.

• Chief warrant officers 3 in MOS 311A — be graduates of the Warrant Officer Advanced Course; have at least three years time in grade, be accredited special agents, and have at least 60 hours of college credit.

• Chief warrant officers 2 in MOS 311A — have at least three years time in grade, be accredited special agents and have at least 60 hours of college credit.

• Applicants for an appointment in military intelligence must have a special background investigation, single scope background investigation or a periodic reinvestigation within the past five years, and be eligible for top-secret clearance with sensitive compartmented information access before applying for this program.

Additionally, all applicants must be able to complete 20 years of active service by age 62, and, if commissioned officers, at least 10 years of active commissioned service before completing 20 years of active federal service.

Officers accepted for this program will incur a three-year active-duty service obligation.

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