Ready to continue your Army career in the Army Reserve? Then transfer to a troop programunit (TPU). TPU Soldiers are the heartand soul of the Army Reserve. Being partof a TPU in the Army Reserve is more likea part-time job that enables Soldiers tokeep their civilian careers while theycontinue to train near home and servetheir country. Many professionals as wellas college students are Soldiers in theArmy Reserve.
To enable you to transfer to a TPU, your gaining unit must submit a DA Form 4651-R or4187 to your reserve center's Army Reserve Career Counselor. HRC-Fort Knox maintains apartial list of select unit vacancies. For additional vacancies please contact your ArmyReserve Career Counselor.
Continue your military career upon separation from active duty by participating in the ArmyReserve as a member of a TPU and build upon the training and experience you have gainedon Active Duty, while earning pay and benefits and working towards a Reserve retirement atage 60.
As part of your pre-separation counseling and out-processing, you will be briefed on yourReserve obligations or options, as well as the benefits of joining the Army Reserve, by yourlocal Army Reserve Career Counselor/In-Service Recruiter. They will inform you of the manyopportunities available within the Army Reserve.
It is not difficult to arrange for a transfer to a Reserve unit near your home of record priorto your separation from active duty. Your local Army Reserve Career Counselor or ReserveComponent Career Counselor can assist you in joining an Army Reserve unit of your choiceand location.
They can help arrange for a unit position in advance of your separation from active duty inorder to preclude any break in service. Orders may be processed in advance through theretention and transition system assigning you to a Reserve position in a unit prior to yourseparation from active duty. Also, your local transition point can help facilitate thistransition.
For more information, contact your nearest Army Reserve Career Counselor.
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A: Your Officer Accessions Careers Counselor (OACC) will assist you in preparation ofyour packet. Call or send an e-mail to your OACC and he/she will contact you withall the information you will need. Click here for the e-mail and telephone numbersfor the OACC is under the Contacts section of this web site. Use the checklist toguide you through this process. Q: What is the standard on letter of recommendation?
A: Letters of recommendation are a very important part of the application. At aminimum, your packet should contain company and battalion commander letters ofrecommendations. Additionally, the company and battalion commanderrecommendations must be from your current chain of command unless you haveless than 90 days with your current chain of command. The letters should be specificand quantifiable. If you have received NCOER’s you may want to use some of thestrong bullets as a starting point in drafting the memorandums. Do not use a formletter that uses generic or flowery sentences. The letters should emphasize yourtechnical skills and leadership abilities. Q: Can I apply for more than 1 branch?
A: In block 6 of the DA Form 61 you can list up to three options, BUT YOU MUSTMEET THE CRITERIA for all listed. List the branch in order of preference, because thepacket is boarded with your first preference and if you are selected the packet is notboarded again. If not selected, your packet is boarded a second time for your secondchoice. Q: How do I know if I need a moral waiver?
A: If you check YES in block 26 of the DA Form 61, indicating you have beenarrested, charged, cited, held, or detained for any reason at any time, then a waiveris required. You must list all juvenile offenses, Article 15s, courts-martial or trafficfines of more than $250. Example: You were cited for vandalism while in high schoolbut the charge was dismissed, you still require a waiver because you were cited forthis offense. Q: What is the standard for the security clearance?
A: Contact your OACC or unit security manager. The security manager must sign thememorandum, which will indicate the type of clearance, type of investigation, thedate the clearance was granted or to whom the periodic reinvestigation wassubmitted. The memorandum MUST be signed by the OACC or unit securitymanager. The OACC will also assist you if you’re having any problem. Q: What is the standard for the DA Form 2-1?
A: It is your responsibility to ensure this form is up-to- date and accurate. Onlypersonnel who are authorized to update this form may make typed or pen and inkchanges. Ensure the awards on the DA Form 2-1 agree with your DA photo. If yourecently tested to raise your GT score, ensure the new score is posted. Your civilianeducation entry must agree with your transcripts. Also ensure item 35 correctlyshows your assignment history. Q: What is the standard for the official DA Photo?
A: The photo is a very important part of your packet. This is the first item of yourapplication the board sees and it helps to form the first impression. Wear onlypermanent decorations. Have someone look you over before taking the photo and, ifpossible, ask someone to go with you to ensure your uniform is correct in every way.A long sleeve shirt and four-in- hand tie is recommended for males. Civilians mustwear dress clothes. Q: What is the standard for the physical exam?
A: It must be in accordance with Chapter 2, AR 40-501. Physicals taken forappointment in non-aviation branch must state for Officer Appointment. Physicalexamination must include a HIV and Drug and Alcohol test results. Your RetentionNCO will help you get an appointment to get a proper physical. Civilian personnel donot have to have a physical in their application to be considered for appointment.But they should have a statement in their packet stating that they understand thatthey must take a Chapter 2, commissioning physical, if they are recommended forappointment by the DA Special Review Board. Physical cannot be more than 2 yearsold. Q: What is the standard for the Army physical fitness test (APFT)?
A: You or your OACC must contact someone in your unit to administer the APFT.This APFT will follow the regulation very strictly, so we caution you to get in shape. Without exception, candidates are expected to meet the Army standard APFT, if youcannot pass the APFT, you will be sent home from your Basic Officer LeadershipCourse (BOLC). Civilian candidates, are not require to take an APFT for directappointment application, however during their schooling they will have to pass theAPFT. Q: What if I have not complete my degree?
A: If the applicant does not have a baccalaureate degree he or she must possess aSAT minimum score of 850 or ACT score of 19 and the SAT and ACT scores must notbe older than 10 years on board date. However, you must complete your degreebefore you can be promoted to captain. Q: Can I apply if I am mobilized?
A: If you are a Soldier that is within the 6 months of REFRAD or Demobilization, yesyou can apply for the ODC program. Q: Can I apply if I belong to any other Armed Forces branch?
A: Yes you can, you must complete the conditional release DD Form 368 andsubmitted with the ODC packet, if you are selected then you must continue thetransfer process for the USAR. Q: Can I apply if I am a civilian?
A: Yes you can. Q: What happens if I am selected?
A: HRC Fort Knox will provide instructions and guidance for civilian applicant andSoldiers who are appointed and mobilized. Q: What happen if I am not selected?
A: If you are not selected by the first board that considers your application, (nonselected), you can reapply with a completely new application, one (1) year after thedate in block 42 of the DA Form 61.
Age: Minimum age is 18. Maximum age 41 years and 6 months at time of scheduledboard. Presently there are no restrictions to the maximum age for which an applicantcan submit a waiver request.
Citizenship: All applicants must be a US citizen or have lawfully entered the UnitedStates for permanent residence. An applicant is exempt if he or she is currentlyserving or have served previously in the Armed Forces.
Foreign nationals living in the United States, or its possessions who have not appliedfor permanent residence (non-declared alien) may submit application for initialappointment. However, it will be with the provision that if accepted, application forpermanent residence will be made.
Mental Qualifications: Must have a GT score of 110 or higher.
Applicant from another branch of the Armed Forces must submit evidence ofattainment of a qualifying GT score 110 or higher. To be obtained on RecruiterEligibility Data Display (REDD).
If required test scores are not available, arrangements will be made to administerthe entire test battery.
Above are not applicable for appointment of a former commissioned officer applyingfor reappointment as a commissioned officer.
Security Requirements: Applicant will have as a minimum, a interim secretsecurity clearance prior to be tendered an appointment.
Must submit, E-QIP Security form with the finger print card, FD form 258, ifapplicant is missing security clearance.
Applicant for appointment as commissioned with assignment to Military Intelligencemust have a Top Secret clearance and will be informed of the time required to obtainclearances.
Special back ground investigation and final clearance may take up to 12 months tocomplete.
Applicants can be field boarded without an approved clearance as long as the E-QIPSecurity form has been submitted with the fingerprint cards. Packets can be HQDAboarded with an interim secret.
Education: Baccalaureate degree. Applicants with less than a 4-year degree mustsubmit all college transcripts and the results of either ACT (19) or SAT (850). Thesubmitted test can't be over 10 years old.
Moral: Each applicant will be of good moral character. Moral waivers will besubmitted with the application and processed by HRC-Fort Knox, KY upon receipt ofapplication. Court documentation will be submitted with waiver request.
Leadership: Applicants will possess traits as potential leaders and have the abilityto deal effectively with people. Such traits will be evaluated in terms of applicant'sNCOERs, letters of recommendation, background and experience.
Medical: Medical requirements are prescribed in AR 40-501, chapter 2, and mustmeet the retention weight standards of AR 600-9.
For flight training a type B medical examination is needed to meet class la, AR 40-501 chapter 4 and 8
All applicants will submit an approved chapter 2 physical and any waiver requestswith application.
Waivers: All waivers will be submitted with the packet and processed by HRC-FortKnox, KY once the packet is received.
For more information on Army Reserve Officer or to complete a application packet,contact your local Officer Accession Career Counselor.
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Soldiers who desire to take his or her operational and technical skills to a higherlevel should consider becoming an Army Reserve Warrant Officer.
The warrant officer is the highlyspecialized expert and trainer who,by gaining progressive levels ofexpertise and leadership, operates,maintains, administers, andmanages the Army’s equipment,support activities, or technicalsystems for an entire career.
As leaders and technical experts,they provide valuable skills,guidance, and expertise tocommanders and organizations in their particular field.
Contact your Career Counselor for the latest board results.
November 2015 - 16 November 2015
January 2016 - 11 January 2016
March 2016 - 14 March 2016
May 2016 - 16 May 2016
July 2016 - 18 July 2016
September 2016 - 14 September 2016
* NOTE: There is no guarantee that if Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD) receives your packet (s) by theRecommended arrival to ARCD date, that it will be boarded for the next month board. This date ensures thatARCD has time to process your packet (s) to proponents including the processing of any waivers. Arrival ofpackets after the Recommended Arrival to ARCD date will be processed; however, no guarantee will be madewhen ARCD will start processing them.
This Board schedule does not include special boards i.e.: 670A, 640A, 420C, 270A.
To complete an application, contact your localWarrant Officer Accessions NCO.
Click here to locate which military occupational specialty's (MOS) feed into whichwarrant officer specialty.
Click here to view the warrant officer military occupational specialty (WOMOS) listand to see the duty description, prerequisites and preferred qualifications that youmay be eligible to apply. Clicking on the WOMOS will provide you theprerequisites.
You must meet the MINIMUM prerequisites for the WOMOS for which you willapply, or you must request a prerequisite waiver. Waivers are not needed forpreferred qualifications.
Unique among all Army Aviation Commands the Headquarters, 11th AviationCommand has units located across the Continental USA and consist of:
For more information on Army Reserve Warrant Officer or to complete a application packet,contact your local Warrant Officer Accession Career Counselor.
A: YourArmy Reserve Officer Accession Career Counselor(OACC) will assist you in preparation of your packet. Call orsend an e-mail to your OACC and he/she will contact you withall the information you will need. The e-mail and telephonenumbers for the OACC is under the Contacts section of thisweb site. Use the checklist to guide you through this process. Q: What is the standard on letters of recommendations?
A: Letters of recommendation are a very important part of theapplication. At a minimum, your packet should containcompany and battalion commander recommendations and onefrom a senior warrant officer in your chosen career specialty.
Additionally, the company and battalion commanderrecommendations must be from your current chain of command unless you haveless than 90 days with your current chain of command. The letters should bespecific and quantifiable. If you have received noncommissioned officers evaluationreports (NCOERs) you may want to use some of the strong bullets as a startingpoint in drafting the memorandums. Do not use a form letter that uses generic orflowery sentences. The letters should emphasize your technical skills andmanagement abilities. Q: Can I apply for more than one military occupation specialty (MOS)?
A: In block 5a of the DA Form 61 you can list up to three options, BUT YOU MUSTMEET THE CRITERIA for all listed. List the MOS in order of preference, because thepacket is boarded with your first preference and if you are selected the packet isnot boarded again. If not selected, your packet is boarded a second time for yoursecond choice. Your packet is boarded up to two times in each of the additionalrequested MOS'. Your application must include the documents required for eachMOS. Also, each proponent must qualify you for each of the MOS'. Listing morethan one MOS causes additional processing time with proponents, so be preparedfor this delay. Q: What happens if I do not meet the prerequisites?
A: A request for waiver may be submitted for prerequisites regarding age, BasicNCO Course (BNCOC), military experience (if civil experience is comparable), andrank, etc. Waiver requests must be justified with a DETAILED EXPLANATION as towhy you feel this waiver should be considered and granted. Remember that youare telling the waiver authority that you have special circumstances and should begranted special consideration. Waivers are not routinely granted. Q: How do I know if I need a moral waiver?
A: If you checked YES in block 26 of the DA Form 61, indicating you were arrested,charged, cited, held, or detained for any reason at any time. You must list alljuvenile offenses, Article 15s, courts-martial or traffic fines of more than $250.
Example: You were cited for vandalism while in high school but the charge wasdismissed. You still require a waiver because you were cited for this offense. Q: What is the standard for the security clearance memo?
A: Contact your regional support command (RSC) or division security manager.The security manager must sign the memorandum, which will indicate the type ofclearance, type of investigation, the date the clearance was granted or to whomthe periodic reinvestigation was submitted. The memorandum MUST be signed bythe RSC or division security manager. The DA form 873 may be substituted for thisrequirement and, if expired, the DA Form 873 with a cover memorandum from theRSC division security manager. The OACC will also assist you if your having anyproblem. Q: What is the standard for the DA Form 2-1?
A: It is your responsibility to ensure this form is up-to- date and accurate.Only personnel who are authorized to update this form may make typed or pen andink changes. Ensure the awards on the DA Form 2-1 agree with your DA photo. Ifyou recently tested to raise your GT score, ensure the new score is posted. Yourcivilian education entry must agree with your transcripts. Also ensure item 35correctly shows your assignment history. Q: What is the standard for the Official DA photo?
A: The photo is a very important part of your packet. This is the first item of yourapplication the board sees and it helps to form the first impression. Wear onlypermanent decorations. Have someone look you over before taking the photo and,if possible, ask someone to go with you to ensure your uniform is correct in everyway. A long sleeve shirt and four-in- hand tie is recommended for males. Q: What is the standard for the physical examination?
A: It must be in accordance with chapter 2, AR 40-501. Physicals taken forappointment in non-aviation MOS' must state for WO appointment, WOC training.Physical examination must include a HIV and drug and alcohol test results. YourOACC will help you get an appointment to get a proper physical. Q: What is the standard for the APFT?
A: This APFT will follow the regulation very strictly, so we caution you to get inshape. If you cannot pass an APFT given "by the book," you may experience PTproblems at Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS). Without exception,candidates are expected to meet the Army standard APFT. If you cannot, you willfail and be sent home. Q: What happens if I am not selected?
A: If you are not selected by the first board that considers yourapplication, your application is designated Fully Qualified-Non- Select(FQ-NS). The next board that convenes for your requested MOS willconsider your application. After review by two boards, yourapplication is designated Not Competitive-Not Selected (NC-NS) andwill be destroyed in 90 days. You will not receive personal noticeafter either board if you were not selected and the reason for non-selection. However, your OACC will be advised of the board resultsafter each board, so you may contact him or her for this information.You can reapply with a completely new application, one (1) year afterthe date in block 42 of the DA Form 61.
Hero2Hired has transitioned its online capabilities to the Department ofVeterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Employment Center (VEC)(https://www.vets.gov/veterans-employment- center).
This transition supports the White House Joining Forces initiatives tocombine Federal efforts to hire veterans under one web portal andstrengthens interagency collaboration among the VA, Department of Defenseand Department of Labor.
Our H2H Employment Coordinators will continue to provide quality careerreadiness assistance to Reserve Component Service members preparing forthe next civilian career.
Each State, Territory and the District of Columbia has an H2H EmploymentCoordinator assigned who can assist with VEC enrollment and localemployment resources.
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