AF Form 24, Application for Appointment as Reserve of the Air Force or USAF without Component is a document used to determine the applicant's qualifications for the appointment as a Reserve (Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve) or in the Air Force without component.
The latest version of the updated form was released by the Air Force (AF) in June 2010 with all previous editions obsolete. AF Form 24 fillable version is available for download below. No copies of the form can currently be found on the Air Force e-Publishing website. Additional information and filing guidelines can be found in AFI 36-2005, Officer Accessions.
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.
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.
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