AF Form 24 Instructions
The commissioning of every Air Force Reserve officer is predicated on an approved original appointment for the specific grade, in which the nominee is accessed. To ensure only qualified applicants are nominated for the original appointment, the Air Force Reserves implements a set of procedures to effectively and efficiently identify and review nominees.
The applicants considering commissioning as an officer directly into the USAF Reserve, that meet the educational requirements of an accredited bachelor's degree or above, may seek appointment into a Line corp or Professional corp by contacting a local Air Force Reserve recruiter. Available USAFR appointment types include professional and medical specialties - judge advocates, chaplains, physicians, nurses, biomedical sciences. The line of the Air Force Reserves appointment includes pilots, navigators, operational, logistics, acquisition and mission support Air Force Specialty Codes.
- The AF Form 24 must be completed in two copies by using typewriter or printing clearly in ink.
- Each copy must be signed separately.
- It is necessary to check the type of appointment under the form title for which a person is applying.
- Upon termination from active duty, travel entitlements are based on the information submitted in item 6 «Home of Record». Once recorded, the HOR may not be changed.
- If additional space is required, the applicant is allowed to continue in item 33 «Remarks».
How to Fill out AF Form 24?
A guide to filling out AF Form 24 can be found below. Most of the items on the form are self-explanatory; however, some of the boxes require further interpretation.
- Along the top of the first page, there are three boxes. The box marked «Appointment as a Reserve Member of the Air Force» must be checked.
- Box 1 - AF/Jar (Joint Aviation Requirements) and Box 2 - Law are self-explanatory.
- Box 13 - the block marked «To fill an authorized position vacancy in the Ready Reserve» must be checked. The applicant writes down their initials in each of the three boxes below.
- Box 14 - The information about each of the institutions the applicant has attended must be submitted. For military education, enter only education (such as professional military education) and training required for qualification in the career field (such as the Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer basic course). Page 4 of the form is used to enter additional items if necessary.
- Box 22 - If the applicant is pending separation from the military in which they anticipate receiving severance pay, separation, voluntary separation incentive, special separation benefit, or any other form of compensation, they should check «yes» and explain.
- Box 25 - All employment since graduation from undergraduate school. If the applicant worked in any law-related jobs as an undergraduate, those positions must also be included.
- Box 30 - For health care practitioners and judge advocate applicants only. Box 30B (6) is not applicable to JAG applicants.
- Box 30B (7) - If the applicant has ever failed a bar examination, an explanation must be provided.