To apply you will need to complete an AFOQT (Air Force Officers Qualifying Test) NOTE:
The AFOQT can only be taken twice, EVER, and you must wait 6 months to retake. We highly recommend that you study for this test; there are study guides online as well as books at your local bookstores. You can schedule the AFOQT with recruiting once you are prepared to take the test. The test is given on the first and third Tuesday of every month at MEPS in Albany and must be scheduled two weeks in advance in recruiting. Please call to set up an appointment to schedule your test.
1. You must submit an application form AF Form 24. Click here for an online fillable form or here for a downloadable PDF. Be sure to save the editable form in case you need to make changes.
2. Review the privacy act statement regarding your application.
3. Include the ANG Officer Statement of Understanding.
4. Include a copy of official college transcripts.
5. We HIGHLY recommend including three letters of recommendation.
6. We HIGHLY recommend including a cover letter, addressed to the selecting official if possible.
7. Prior Service applicants need to submit a copy of their Record Review Rip and DD 214's.
8. Submit this package to the point of contact on the vacancy announcement. Make additional copies of your package to bring to the board interview.
Officer candidates will be interviewed by a board, usually consisting of five members currently in that career field. Be prepared to answer general interview questions and talk about why you are applying for the position. If you have never been interviewed by more than one person, practice with friends and family. It can be an uncomfortable experience your first time, although the interviewers will try to put you at ease.
To increase your chances of being selected, we advise you to research the unit and make a visit or two prior to applying. Networking is a great asset and is often overlooked by applicants. Those who are currently members of the unit often have an advantage as they have been able to develop relationships and prove their skills and abilities. Even for on-base members, networking is critical. Be sure to show your interest in positions prior to applying. Meet those you could be working with, as well as those who could become your superiors.
* Undergraduate Flying Applicants must include the results of their TBAS test, which is combined with their AFOQT scores to form a Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score.
* If you have flying hours, include a copy of the last page of your flying log book.
* If you have a pilot's license, include a copy with your package.