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ANG gives options to separating Airmen

Posted 3/27/2009   Updated 8/15/2014 Email story   Print story


3/27/2009 - DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- After separating from active duty continuing on with an Air Force career may be easier than some think.

Master Sgt. Jim Jeter, Air National Guard In-Service Recruiter, is hoping to open doors to many of those Air Force members that are looking to stay involved in the Air Force.

Their jobs are to ensure that all the Air Force active duty forces know the opportunities of their services and how they can continue their military career on a part-time basis.

The Air Guard wants the Air Force member to know their options. Most Airmen soon realize after separation, that they miss many things about the Air Force. This is a way to stay connected and serve in their community.

As an in-service recruiter, he has the duties of interviewing possible candidates one-on-one during a pre-qualification process and getting the applicant in touch with a production recruiter at the specific unit the applicant wants to join.

The ISR's job is to facilitate the Palace Chase and Palace Front programs. Palace Chase is a program that allows members to separate early. The Palace Front program simply allows members to transfer to the Air Guard at their scheduled separation. Both programs eliminate any break-in-service that a member might sustain.

The goal of an in-service recruiter is to help active duty members make informed decisions about their future as well as place qualified personnel in Air Guard units.

The requirements for the ANG are pretty much the same as active duty. Members must be discharged honorably, have a good re-enlistment code, meet current physical standards, Fit to Fight, current security clearance, no unfavorable information on file and not being listed on a control roster. Members also have to be world-wide qualified and have a re-enlistment code that makes the person eligible to re-enlist.

The ANG is the truest of citizen Airman. The Air Guard plays a dual role mission. First, they are the state's militia. The governor of each state is the commander- in-chief of their National Guard. The members are utilized for whatever they deem necessary. Secondly, the president of the United States has the option to activate the Air National Guard for call to duty, fighting today's war on terrorism.

Sergeant Jeter is the only Air Guard ISR in the state of Texas however, the ANG have several unit recruiters located at each of their wings throughout the United States.

Even though Sergeant Jeter area of responsibility is Randolph AFB, Brooks City-Base, Lackland AFB, Laughlin AFB, Goodfellow AFB, and Dyess AFB. He can place members of those bases anywhere in the entire nation and territories as long as the units have vacancies in the AFSC an applicant is looking for.

There are state recruiters located in every state, but active duty service members are urged to contact Sergeant Jeter for any information they would like to know.

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