AF IMT Form 1288 Application for Ready Reserve Assignment

What Is AF 1288 Form?

AF Form 1288, Application for Ready Reserve Assignment - also known as the AF IMT 1288 - is an Air Force (AF) form used to obtain reassignment approval from the gaining or losing Readiness and Integration Organization or designated representative, the gaining and losing unit commander, or the gaining Career Development Element.

The latest version of the form was released by the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO) in August 2004 with all previous editions obsolete. An AF Form 1288 fillable version is available for download below and can be found through the AFDPO official website.

Additional information and filing guidelines can be found in AFI 36-2110, Total Force Assignments - the instruction that sets criteria for the assignment of the military personnel to satisfy rotational, operational, training and unit requirements, including professional military education/development and formal education requirements to include Permanent Change of Station and Temporary Duty. This instruction applies to all members of the Regular Air Force (RegAF), Air National Guard (ANG), and Air Force Reserve (AFR).

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AF Form 1288 Instructions

The AF 1288 Form is not required for management directed assignments and colonel positions for ART officers.

Recruiters must submit this form to the career development who must process and return it within 10 calendar days of the receipt showing approval/disapproval. If disapproval is indicated, remarks are obligatory (as long as there are no requirements for waivers or interviews). If the form is not returned by the 11th calendar day, recruiting service is eligible for the accession. If an interview is allowed, the second endorsement of the AF Form 1288 must be completed and returned to the recruiter within 30 calendar days.

How to Fill out AF Form 1288?

The application has to be completed in duplicate. If additional space for an item is required, another sheet indicating the applicable item number(s) has to be attached.

The AF IMT 1288 Form starts with personal information and civilian/military experience: the full name, the rank, the date of rank, the SSN, the home address, the e-mail address, the phone number, the Air Force Specialty Code, the date of birth, the height, the weight, the airman, the officer - regular or reserve - and date of the original commission, the aeronautical rating, the present assignment and attachment, the assignment desired, the military education and experience, the civilian education and experience. The applicant must acknowledge the counseling concerning the Air Force direct deposit, state that no government travel charge card was misused, certify that there has not been any serious delinquency. The applicant acknowledges there will be no reimbursement for travel expenses incurred for the inactive duty training and agrees to be immunized against anthrax if required.

The losing commander or recruiter must make mandatory comments in the first endorsement of the form to advise the gaining commander, or career development element (unit program assignments) of any questionable or negative information, to include the fitness program status, the unexcused absences, all unfavorable information files, the officer performance reports and the enlisted performance reports, and any other information which may influence the assignment consideration.

The second endorsement includes the following:

  • The gaining department must make mandatory comments in the second endorsement for the assignments and include the member's duty title, the reporting official's name and the social security number (last 4 digits);
  • For the unit program, the gaining career development element completes the second endorsement for unit assignments. Nevertheless, this information will not be completed until all documentation, local waivers, and endorsements are obtained. The Air Force Reserve Command/Vice Commander message approves the officer assignments.

It is forbidden to include assignment data in the third endorsement except to correct original data.

APPLICATION FOR READY RESERVE ASSIGNMENT
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: Title 10 U.S.C., Section 275 and Executive Order 9397.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSES
Request for Ready Reserve assignment must contain current personal information to complete processing. Use of the
member's social security number is necessary to make positive identification of the individual and his or her records.
ROUTINE USE:
This information may be disclosed, upon request, to Federal, State, and local agencies for law enforcement purposes or in pursuit of
their official duties and to the Department of Justice for litigation.
DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY:
An individual who chooses not to submit necessary documentation will not be eligible for Ready Reserve assignment.
INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the application in duplicate. If you need additional space for any item, attach another sheet which indicates the applicable
item number(s).
1. NAME
(Last Name, First, Middle Name)
2. RANK
3. DATE OF RANK
4. SSN
5. HOME ADDRESS
(If different than permanent address, indicate both.)
6. PHONE (Include prefix)
7. AFSC
(office)
(Primary)
E-MAIL ADDRESS
(home)
(Additional)
8. DATE OF BIRTH
9. HEIGHT
(Inches) (Mandatory)
10. WEIGHT
(Mandatory)
11. % DISABILITY COMP
12. AIRMAN
(ETS)
RECEIVED
0%
13. OFFICER
14. REMARKS/AERONAUTICAL RATING
(Indicate if on flying status. If
requested assignment will authorize flying duty, indicate flying experience by
REGULAR
RESERVE
type of aircraft and hours in each, date and type of instrument card now held, and
date of last physical examination.)
DATE OF ORIGINAL COMMISSION ______________________
15. PRESENT ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT
(Indicate military branch, unit
16. ASSIGNMENT DESIRED
(Indicate unit preferred, specific program training,
address, training, and retirement category, MPF street address, and phone.)
and retirement category or description of type of training desired.)
17. MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
(Indicate date, course number, title, and
18. MILITARY EXPERIENCE
(Indicate DAFSC, position title, level of command,
location.)
highest grade, and duration. List only experience that directly substantiates your
qualifications for assignment requested.)
19. CIVILIAN EDUCATION
(Indicate years completed, major subject, and
20. CIVILIAN EXPERIENCE
(In chronological order showing latest experience
degree, if any.)
first, indicate pertinent experience to include employers, positions held, and
duration.)
Applicant's Initials
21. I have been counseled concerning the Air Force direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.
Applicant's Initials
22. I certify I have/have not (circle one) misused any government travel charge card (used for other than official government travel), or been
seriously delinquent (payments not received by card issuer within 60 days from the billing date). I understand if I make a fraudulent statement, I
am subject to immediate discharge action.
Applicant's Initials
23. For individuals requesting assignment to a training site beyond 100 miles or 3 hours one-way driving time
(AFI 36-2115). I acknowledge
my responsibility for any hardships, including financial, incurred in performing the duties of the assignment. I understand I will not be
reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for inactive duty training.
Applicant's Initials
24. For all individuals requesting assignment to the Ready Reserve
(Cat A Unit, IMA position, Cat E Points Only Program, Individual Ready
Reserve.) I certify that I have/have not (circle one) had a UIF established (or similar derogatory information file which may include an Article 15,
Captain's Mast, or Court Martial action) within the last 2 (enlisted) or 5 (officer) years. I understand that if I make a fraudulent statement I am
subject to immediate discharge action.
Applicant's Initials
25. I have been briefed on the Anthrax vaccine immunization program. I understand I will be immunized against anthrax if required under the
new Air Force Anthrax Implementation Plan, dated, 11 October 2002, and its successor guidance.
Applicant's Initials
26. If this assignment requires retraining, I agree to attend the applicable technical school.
27. I certify that the data contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also acknowledge that upon my assignment to the Ready Reserve, I
am responsible to notify my employer of my Ready Reserve status and that as a Ready Reservist, I shall be subject to involuntary order to active duty in time of war
or national emergency declared by the Congress, a national emergency declared by the President, or when otherwise authorized by law.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT
DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
AF IMT 1288, 20040803, V1
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
APPLICATION FOR READY RESERVE ASSIGNMENT
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: Title 10 U.S.C., Section 275 and Executive Order 9397.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSES
Request for Ready Reserve assignment must contain current personal information to complete processing. Use of the
member's social security number is necessary to make positive identification of the individual and his or her records.
ROUTINE USE:
This information may be disclosed, upon request, to Federal, State, and local agencies for law enforcement purposes or in pursuit of
their official duties and to the Department of Justice for litigation.
DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY:
An individual who chooses not to submit necessary documentation will not be eligible for Ready Reserve assignment.
INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the application in duplicate. If you need additional space for any item, attach another sheet which indicates the applicable
item number(s).
1. NAME
(Last Name, First, Middle Name)
2. RANK
3. DATE OF RANK
4. SSN
5. HOME ADDRESS
(If different than permanent address, indicate both.)
6. PHONE (Include prefix)
7. AFSC
(office)
(Primary)
E-MAIL ADDRESS
(home)
(Additional)
8. DATE OF BIRTH
9. HEIGHT
(Inches) (Mandatory)
10. WEIGHT
(Mandatory)
11. % DISABILITY COMP
12. AIRMAN
(ETS)
RECEIVED
0%
13. OFFICER
14. REMARKS/AERONAUTICAL RATING
(Indicate if on flying status. If
requested assignment will authorize flying duty, indicate flying experience by
REGULAR
RESERVE
type of aircraft and hours in each, date and type of instrument card now held, and
date of last physical examination.)
DATE OF ORIGINAL COMMISSION ______________________
15. PRESENT ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT
(Indicate military branch, unit
16. ASSIGNMENT DESIRED
(Indicate unit preferred, specific program training,
address, training, and retirement category, MPF street address, and phone.)
and retirement category or description of type of training desired.)
17. MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
(Indicate date, course number, title, and
18. MILITARY EXPERIENCE
(Indicate DAFSC, position title, level of command,
location.)
highest grade, and duration. List only experience that directly substantiates your
qualifications for assignment requested.)
19. CIVILIAN EDUCATION
(Indicate years completed, major subject, and
20. CIVILIAN EXPERIENCE
(In chronological order showing latest experience
degree, if any.)
first, indicate pertinent experience to include employers, positions held, and
duration.)
Applicant's Initials
21. I have been counseled concerning the Air Force direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.
Applicant's Initials
22. I certify I have/have not (circle one) misused any government travel charge card (used for other than official government travel), or been
seriously delinquent (payments not received by card issuer within 60 days from the billing date). I understand if I make a fraudulent statement, I
am subject to immediate discharge action.
Applicant's Initials
23. For individuals requesting assignment to a training site beyond 100 miles or 3 hours one-way driving time
(AFI 36-2115). I acknowledge
my responsibility for any hardships, including financial, incurred in performing the duties of the assignment. I understand I will not be
reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for inactive duty training.
Applicant's Initials
24. For all individuals requesting assignment to the Ready Reserve
(Cat A Unit, IMA position, Cat E Points Only Program, Individual Ready
Reserve.) I certify that I have/have not (circle one) had a UIF established (or similar derogatory information file which may include an Article 15,
Captain's Mast, or Court Martial action) within the last 2 (enlisted) or 5 (officer) years. I understand that if I make a fraudulent statement I am
subject to immediate discharge action.
Applicant's Initials
25. I have been briefed on the Anthrax vaccine immunization program. I understand I will be immunized against anthrax if required under the
new Air Force Anthrax Implementation Plan, dated, 11 October 2002, and its successor guidance.
Applicant's Initials
26. If this assignment requires retraining, I agree to attend the applicable technical school.
27. I certify that the data contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also acknowledge that upon my assignment to the Ready Reserve, I
am responsible to notify my employer of my Ready Reserve status and that as a Ready Reservist, I shall be subject to involuntary order to active duty in time of war
or national emergency declared by the Congress, a national emergency declared by the President, or when otherwise authorized by law.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT
DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
AF IMT 1288, 20040803, V1
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE
FIRST ENDORSEMENT
TO
FROM
RECOMMEND
APPROVAL
DISAPPROVAL
(State reason(s) in the "REMARKS" section.)
UIF
YES
NO
MEMBER HAS/HAS NOT COMPLETED THE FITNESS PROGRAM
(DATE LAST TEST IF APPLICABLE) AND DOES/DOES NOT MEET THE
PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUING SERVICE. MEMBER MEETS/DOES NOT MEET OTHER QUALITY FORCE STANDARDS FOR
CONTINUING SERVICE.
REMARKS
NAME AND TITLE
(Please type)
SIGNATURE
DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
SECOND ENDORSEMENT
TO
FROM
RECOMMEND
APPROVAL
(Furnish assignment data)
DISAPPROVAL (State reason(s) in the "REMARKS" section.)
AUTHORIZED GRADE
AUTHORIZED AFSC
FUNCTIONAL CODE
TRAINING & RETIREMENT CATEGORY
UNIT OR TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT
UNIT
IMA
OTHER (Specify)
RESERVE SECTION CODE
DUTY POSITION NUMBER
ASSIGNMENT LOCATION
UNIT OF ATTACHMENT
REPORTING OFFICIAL
(Name and SSN)
PAS
UNIT OF ATTACHMENT PAS
EDCSA
RECRUITER ID CODE
RECRUITER DUTY PHONE
(DSN and Commercial)
GRADE WAIVER
YES
NO
AUTH
REMARKS
NAME AND TITLE
(Please type)
SIGNATURE
DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
THIRD ENDORSEMENT
(Do not include assignment data except to correct original data)
TO
FROM
RECOMMEND
APPROVAL
DISAPPROVAL (State reason(s) in the "REMARKS" section.)
REMARKS
NAME AND TITLE (Please type)
SIGNATURE
DATE (YYYYMMDD)
AF IMT 1288, 20040803, V1
(REVERSE)

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