Thursday, January 24, 2013

Active Duty Looking for a Few Good Reservists

Shipmates, as a result of manning needs in the active component of the Navy we are offering Reserve Sailors in specific rates an opportunity to transfer to active duty permanently. If you’ve ever thought about making the jump from wearing the uniform part-time to full-time, this could be your chance to make that happen.
We began the RC to AC program in November, rolling out Phase I with around 500 active duty billets available. We are now on Phase III of the program and it has expanded now to offer more than 1,200 billets to more than 20 different rates. As the AC manning needs increased they have turned to us as their first choice for qualified Sailors.
This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been affiliated with the Reserve over the last ten years. Since Reserve integration began in earnest , RC Sailors have become more skilled and gained more experience as each of you have become more tightly interwoven into AC operational planning. The close working relationships you’ve developed mean that, in an operational environment, no one can tell the difference between an AC or RC Sailor.
The confidence that AC community managers have in your abilities and experience is a testament to the quality of Sailor in today’s Reserve. I couldn’t be prouder of our force, and hope that those who qualify consider this opportunity to take their service to the next level.

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