BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDER 403 WG INSTRUCTION 36-2005 403RD WING 12 JUNE 2006 Personnel DESERVING AIRMAN COMMISSIONING PROGRAM COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY ACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms are available on the e-Publishing website at www.e-publishing.af.mil for downloading or ordering. RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication. OPR: 403 MSS/DPMSC Certified by: 403 WG/CC (Brig Gen. Richard R. Moss) Pages: 34 This Instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 36-20, Accession of Air Force Military Personnel, and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2005, Appointment in Commissioned Grades and Assign- ment in Professional Categories –Reserve of the Air Force and United States Air Force (Temporary), and establishes policy and procedures for the 403d Wing (WG) Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP) Selection Board. This instruction applies to all 403d Wing serviced units. 1. Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP): ............................................. 3 Attachment 1 7 Attachment 2 12 Attachment 3 14 Attachment 4— REQUEST FOR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT 16 Attachment 5— STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING 17 Attachment 6— STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING 18 Attachment 7 19 Attachment 8— SAMPLE LETTER OF AIR FORCE FITNESS TEST RESULTS 26 Attachment 9— DESERVING AIRMAN COMMISSIONING BOARD WORKSHEET 27 Attachment 10— AFI 36-2005 APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST 28 2 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 11— STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING FOR BONUS RECIPIENTS 32 Attachment 12— STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT 33 Attachment 13— STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING 34 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 3 1. Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP): 1.1. DACP General Guidance. The program is designed to commission deserving Airmen to fill valid non-rated, line officer unit vacancies. The objective of the wing selection board is to nominate the best candidate for commissioning, while recognizing all interested and qualified individuals. At no time will this be a “record review only” board. The exception is members of the 96 APS, located at Little Rock, Arkansas, an interview will be conducted over the phone during the DACP board appointed schedule. 1.2. Eligibility. Members must meet commissioning eligibility criteria as defined in AFI 36-2005. Members must have a baccalaureate degree, or transcripts and certification from the registrar that graduation is expected selection board convenes. Individual(s) will not be considered for commission without proof of baccalaureate degree. Only those individuals who clearly demonstrate outstanding potential are considered to meet the wing DACP board. 1.3. Package Submission. Unit recommended individuals must submit DACP selection board pack- ages to the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) Career Enhancement Element (DPMSC) by the estab- lished suspense date of one month prior to the board meeting (September unless there are some unforeseen, Wing CC waived, circumstances). Packages are screened by DPMSC to verify eligibility and proper package content. 1.4. Package Contents. Selection board packages will contain the following items IAW: AFI 36-2005 1.4.1. AF Form 24, Application of Appointment to the Air Force (Attachment 1). 1.4.2. AF Form 1288, Application for Reserve Assignment (Attachment 2). 1.4.3. Certified Physical, SF 88, Report of Medical Examination and SF 93, Report of Medical History. Physical does not need to be complete prior to meeting the board. 1.4.4. Member’s waiver requests of any sort (if applicable). 1.4.5. AF Form 2030, USAF Drug Abuse Certificate (Attachment 3). 1.4.6. Official certified college transcripts (certification of projected graduation from registrar if degree is not complete but will be completed within the end of the fiscal year of the selection board) sent to DPMSC. Selectees must furnish evidence that the qualifying degree has been con- ferred and all applicable requirements are met before appointment (Attachment 4). 1.4.7. Participation Statement (Attachment 5). 1.4.8. Officer Training Statement (Attachment 6). 1.4.9. AF Form 56, Application & Evaluation for Training Leading to a Commission in the United States Air Force (Attachment 7). 1.4.10. Current Record Review Report of Individual Personnel printout. This may be obtained through your unit Commander Support Staff (CSS) or the MPF Customer Service element. 1.4.11. Enlisted Performance Reports/Letter of Evaluation (as applicable). The last five (5) EPRs as of the board date or a Letter of Evaluation for members without EPRs. Members of the Armed Forces may substitute corresponding rating reports. 4 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 1.4.12. Losing Commander’s recommendation. Individuals may also include additional letters of recommendation, but quality rather than quantity should be the measurement on how many. 1.4.13. Official Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) scores with minimum of 15 for verbal and 10 for quantitative. 1.4.14. Fitness Standard statement signed by unit or group commander on proper letterhead. “I certify (Grade, Name, and SSAN) is within Air Force Fitness standards established by AFI 10-248”, (Attachment 8). Maintain a satisfactory fitness score of 75% 6 months prior to meeting the board and retest the Unit Training Assembly prior to attending the Academy of Military Sci- ence (AMS). 1.5. Selection Board Membership. The DACP selection board will consist of three or four voting members. The board president will be a colonel. The remaining two or three voting members will be field grade officers with representation from various groups/units throughout the wing. (Note: No member of the board will be a direct reporting official of a candidate, military or civilian.) The MSF will provide administrative support. 1.6. Selection Board Procedures. 1.6.1. The selection board will convene during the October Unit Training Assembly (unless there are some unforeseen circumstances to change the month). The board will convene even if only one package is submitted. 1.6.2. Board members assess each package using the whole person concept. Factors such as duty performance, job responsibility, experience, supervisory and leadership ability, professional com- petence, education, AFOQT scores, military bearing and appearance, and verbal communication skills are considered. 1.6.3. Each individual being considered appears before the selection board for a formal interview in the Class A uniform (service dress). This occurs during the same period the board convenes. The board will interview the candidate(s) to receive insight into the total person concept. 1.6.4. Each candidate’s score factors are based on the whole person concept. Board members must evaluate the package and interview session to decide the individual’s relative potential. The board members evaluations are then converted to a numerical score between 1 and 10 in whole numbers. (Attachment 9) 1.6.5. The selection board will generate a list of candidate eligible for commission within a year’s time frame. Once a valid vacancy is established for the 403 WG, the list will be supplied to select- ing officials. 1.7. Individual’s Responsibilities. Prior to meeting the selection board, the individual is required to complete items A, B, C, F, H, I, M, N, P, Q, S and T of the DACP checklist, IAW AFI 36-2005 by close of business Sunday of the Unit Training Assembly prior to the board convening. (Attachment 10). 1.7.1. Individuals may submit new/updated packages every twelve (12) months until selected for an officer appointment within the 403 WG or until he/she exceeds the age requirements/fails to submit an updated package. 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 5 1.7.2. Individual(s) selected by the unit commander/selecting official will complete the remainder of the application and paperwork needed for HHQ with regard to receiving a commission with the Air Force. 1.8. DPMSC Responsibilities : 1.8.1. Notify Public Affairs of DACP Selection Board dates. 1.8.2. Provide applicants complete guidance on DACP processing. 1.8.3. Review all packages for completeness and return for correction in order to meet established deadline. 1.8.4. Organize members for the DACP selection board. 1.8.5. Serve as the board recorder unless otherwise directed by the MPF Commander or desig- nated representative. 1.8.6. Provide instruction to applicants on board reporting procedures to include but not limited to the applicant’s package, dress, and addressing the selection board for the interview process. 1.8.7. Career Enhancement section, Employment section, and the selecting official must verify valid vacancy prior to announcing an officer vacancy. 1.8.8. Forward to the unit commander/selecting official the candidate list with contact informa- tion. 1.8.9. Forward applications containing waiver request(s) to 22 AF/DPM for final selection. 1.8.10. Forward selected applications to 22 AF/DPM for processing. 1.8.11. Monitor packages for final approval from 22 AF/DPM. 1.8.12. Any candidate denied a commissioning opportunity by higher headquarters, after selec- tion by the unit commander/selecting official, will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 1.9. Unit Commander/Selecting Official Responsibilities: 1.9.1. Establish valid vacancy with Employment and Career Enhancement sections. 1.9.2. Request the list of qualified candidates from Career Enhancement (to have/review for 5 work days). 1.9.3. Contact all individuals on the list to interview. 1.9.4. Select the best-qualified candidate from the list. 1.9.5. Inform Career Enhancement section of selection. 1.9.6. Ensure no public announcement is made until instructed by Career Enhancement of a release date. 1.9.7. After Career Enhancement states the candidate has been approved by NAF, the selectee and unit commander must complete the statements of understanding. 22.214.171.124. Statement of Understanding for bonus recipient (Attachment 11). 126.96.36.199. Statement of Understanding for Fitness Standards (Attachment 12). 6 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 188.8.131.52. Statement of Understanding for Air Reserve Technicians (if applicable) (Attachment 13). RICHARD R. MOSS, Brig Gen, USAFR Commander 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 7 Attachment 1 8 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 9 10 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 11 12 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 2 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 13 14 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 3 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 15 16 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 4 REQUEST FOR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT DATE:____________ REGISTRAR ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Please send an OFFICIAL copy of my college transcript to: 403 MSF/DPMSC-CE 701 FISHER STREET, ROOM 201 KEESLER AFB MS 39534-2572 I was actively enrolled in your school from ____________________________________. For identifica- tion purposes, my date of birth is______________________, my student number is__________________ and former name(s) if any _______________________. Please return this letter along with the transcript and information explaining “How to Interpret the Tran- script.” This transcript is needed to update my official military records and for preparing a Commission- ing Package. If there are any charges for this service, please bill me at the address below. Sincerely, Name:________________________ Address :________________________ ________________________ ________________________ 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 17 Attachment 5 STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AFI 36-2005, Chapter 2, Para 2.14.5 I, _____________________________, agree to attend the Academy of Military Science (AMS) at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, TN prior to being commissioned. I understand that failure to complete this required training will result in administrative actions. _________________________________________ ________________________ Signature of Member Date _________________________________________ ________________________ Witness Date 18 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 6 STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AFI 36-2005, Chapter 2, Para 2.14.3 I, ________________________________, agree to meet the training requirements for the training cate- gory in which assigned and remain assigned for 3 years (non-rated officers) or 5 years (rated officers) after appointment. _______________________________________ ________________________ Signature of Member Date _______________________________________ ________________________ Witness Date 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 19 Attachment 7 20 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 21 22 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 23 24 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 25 26 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 8 SAMPLE LETTER OF AIR FORCE FITNESS TEST RESULTS Date: __________________ MEMORANDUM FOR 403 MSF/DPM FROM: UNIT COMMANDER SUBJECT: Air Force Fitness Test Results, Member’s Name, SSAN In accordance with the Air Force Fitness Program AFI 10-248/AFRC Sup. 1, ______________________________ tested on ______________________ with a score of _____________. _______________________________________ Unit Commander’s Name, Grade, and Signature Attachment 9 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 DESERVING AIRMAN COMMISSIONING BOARD WORKSHEET (SCORING SCALE– 6/7=BELOW AVG, 7.5/8.5=AVG, 9/10=ABOVE AVG) Reminders--Use half point increments, Avoid extremes, Use full scoring scale OTHER NAME PARTICIPATION APPEARANCE INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE EDUCATION COMMENTS 27 28 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 10 AFI 36-2005 APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST IF APPLICANT IS 1 2 3 4 5 CIVILIAN/ENLISTED MEMBER APPLYING TO THE LINE YES RESERVE OFFICERS (NON-LINE TO THE LINE; REQUIRES MAJCOM FUNCTIONAL MANAGER RELEASE) YES FORMER OFFICERS (ANY SERVICE) YES RESERVE OFFICERS OF OTHER SERVICES (INTERSERVICE TRANSFER) YES REGULAR OFFICERS TWICE DEFERRED (PROJECTED SEPARATION OR WITHIN 12 MOS AFTER DISCHARGE) YES THEN APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT ORIGINAL AND 1 COPY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS (WHERE APPLICABLE) TO THE RESERVE MILITARY PERSONNEL FLIGHT OR RESERVE RECRUITER A AF Fm 24, Application for Appointment U/I U/I U/I U/I *Note 1 B AF Fm 1288, Application for Reserve Assignment U/I U/I U/I U/I U/I Certified Physical, SF 88, Report of Medical C Examination and SF 93, Report of Medical History U/I U/I U/I D Member's Waiver Request (If applicable) U/I U/I U/I U/I U/I *Note 2 E Gaining Commander's Letter of Recommendation U/I U/I U/I U/I U/I F AF Fm 2030, USAF Drug Abuse Certificate U/I U/I U/I Statement that Applicant Meets all Requirements for G Appointment (MPF or RS Official) U/I 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 29 IF APPLICANT IS 1 2 3 4 5 CIVILIAN/ENLISTED MEMBER APPLYING TO THE LINE YES RESERVE OFFICERS (NON-LINE TO THE LINE; REQUIRES MAJCOM FUNCTIONAL MANAGER RELEASE) YES FORMER OFFICERS (ANY SERVICE) YES RESERVE OFFICERS OF OTHER SERVICES (INTERSERVICE TRANSFER) YES REGULAR OFFICERS TWICE DEFERRED (PROJECTED SEPARATION OR WITHIN 12 MOS AFTER DISCHARGE) YES THEN APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT ORIGINAL AND 1 COPY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS (WHERE APPLICABLE) TO THE RESERVE MILITARY PERSONNEL FLIGHT OR RESERVE RECRUITER AFI 36-2005 APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST CONTINUED H All Official College Transcripts U/I U/I U/I I Participation Statement U/I U/I U/I U/I J DD Fm 368, Conditional Release (If applicable) U/I U/I K Prior Service Records U/I U/I *Note 3 L Approved ARB/Revalidation (Rated Only) U/I U/I *Note 4 M Officer Training Statement U/I N AF Fm 56, Evaluation of Commissioning Applicants U/I 30 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 IF APPLICANT IS 1 2 3 4 5 CIVILIAN/ENLISTED MEMBER APPLYING TO THE LINE YES RESERVE OFFICERS (NON-LINE TO THE LINE; REQUIRES MAJCOM FUNCTIONAL MANAGER RELEASE) YES FORMER OFFICERS (ANY SERVICE) YES RESERVE OFFICERS OF OTHER SERVICES (INTERSERVICE TRANSFER) YES REGULAR OFFICERS TWICE DEFERRED (PROJECTED SEPARATION OR WITHIN 12 MOS AFTER DISCHARGE) YES THEN APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT ORIGINAL AND 1 COPY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS (WHERE APPLICABLE) TO THE RESERVE MILITARY PERSONNEL FLIGHT OR RESERVE RECRUITER AFI 36-2005 APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST CONTINUED O DD Fm 785, Record of Disenrollment from Officer Candidate Training (If Applicable) U/I P Record Review RIP or Officer Personnel Brief U/I U/I Last Five OPRs or EPRs OR If None Rendered Q Provide Statement U/I U/I U/I U/I R Manning Statistics (Auth vs Asgn) Waivers Only U/I U/I U/I U/I S AFOQT Scores U/I T Letters of Recommendation U/I U/I U/I U/I U/I U AF Form 1289 (If Formal Training Required) I I I I I 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 31 U = Unit Program I = IMA Program *Notes: 1. Provide all pertinent military dates and validate prior service documents in item 17 2. All waivers must be processed thru command channels 3. This includes all oaths of office, promotion orders, point credit summary, and separation docu- ments 4. AFI 36-2005, para. 2.7. and AFI 11-402, para. 184.108.40.206., attch 7, and ARPC supplement 1 to AFI 11-402. Refers to the criteria required for rated officer positions to include the revalidation of flight physicals 32 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 11 STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING FOR BONUS RECIPIENTS Applicant meets all the prerequisite qualifications. Applicant has been thoroughly counseled that gaining the 6–year retainability through reenlistment or extension will result in loss of bonus entitlements. Addi- tionally, effective on class start date, a selective reenlistment bonus recipient’s future installments is ter- minated. The suspension is lifted if the airman is not commissioned. If reenlistment occurs more than 3 months prior to current ETS, selectees are not entitled to sell leave. TAMMY L. CAMPBELL, MSgt, USAFR Chief, Career Enhancement 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 33 Attachment 12 STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT I HEREBY AGREE THAT, IF ACCEPTED TO ATTEND THE ACADEMY OF MILITARY SCIENCE (AMS), I WILL MAINTAIN A SATISFACTORY FITNESS SCORE OF 75% AND RETEST WITHIN 30 DAYS PRIOR BUT NO SOONER THAN 5 DAYS TO CLASS START DATE. I MUST AGAIN OBTAIN A PASSING SCORE OF NO LESS THAN 75% TO ATTEND AMS. I REALIZE THAT FAILURE TO MEET THESE FITNESS STANDARDS MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF MY CLASS DATE AND FAILURE TO BE COMMISSIONED IN THE AIR FORCE RESERVE. _____________________________ (Sign and Date) 34 403WGI36-2005 12 JUNE 2006 Attachment 13 STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING In submitting an application to become a commissioned officer in the Air Force Reserve, I under- stand that should I be selected and commissioned, securing a reservist Officer position is my responsibility. Furthermore, in accordance with AFRCI 36-114, Procedures on Air Reserve Tech- nicians (ART) who Lose Active Membership in the Reserve, 14 Feb 97, para 3.3.9., I understand that becoming a commissioned officer will result in loss of active membership in the Reserve as an Enlisted ART for reasons considered to be within my control and that upon receiving commission, I face immediate removal from my ART position. I fully understand that there are no entitlements or priorities for consideration of placement into an ART Officer position or non-ART civilian posi- tion due to loss of active enlisted membership in the Reserve resulting from my commission as an Air Force Reserve Officer. Indorsement: I understand and accept the aforementioned conditions. ________________________________ ____________ NAME DATE Disposition: The original statement of understanding will be forwarded to the servicing Civilian Personnel Flight (CPF), Employee Relations Office, for retention, with a copy included in the com- missioning application package.