Recruiting the recruiter

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Wood
  • 452nd AMW Recruiting Squadron
The Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service is always looking for enthusiastic, qualified people. If you are motivated to excel, perform above the status quo, and are physically and morally fit this could be the career move you've been looking for. 

As a recruiter, you will be the Air Force Reserve in the eyes of people in your community. You will represent the pride, honor, and tradition of the Air Force Reserve to those you come in contact with. Being a recruiter is not your ordinary 9-5 job. You are an Air Force Reserve representative 24 hours a day. 

Recruiting duty involves working in your community. You will call on radio and television stations, visit high schools, network, and be visible within your community. As an AFR recruiter you will help others make decisions that by Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Wood 452nd AMW Recruiting Squadron will affect them the rest of their lives. 

The application process begins with a face to face interview with the local Senior Recruiter. If you meet the qualifications, you will be asked to complete a packet, to include a current physical. The packet will be sent to AFRC Recruiting Service Headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., to the recruiter selection board. 

Once tentatively selected, you will attend the Evaluation and Selection course at AFRCRS HQ. You will be evaluated on your potential to become a successful AFR recruiter. The ESC is a five day course designed to introduce prospective candidates to Reserve recruiting. During this course, candidates will stand an open ranks inspection, participate in PT, give speeches, and complete memorization work. Challenges are progressive and the top candidates are afforded the opportunity to attend the recruiter class. 

The recruiting course is a six week long course located at Lackland AFB, Texas. 

This is one of the most challenging technical schools in the Air Force. These six weeks will prepare you to be a mission ready recruiter. Standards at the Recruiting School are high. Instruction includes Air Force Reserve benefits and entitlements, program selection criteria, advertising, and promotion, community relations, speech, and salesmanship. Course emphasis is on student performance and practical application. 

Your initial recruiting tour of extended active duty can last up to three years. Tour extensions are reserved for those who meet or exceed the highest standards of conduct, demeanor, appearance, integrity, production, and acceptance of responsibility. 

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact the senior recruiter.