By Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
9/28/2012 – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force career job reservation program will continue through fiscal year 2013, with more than 1,000 Airmen from 30 career fields likely to be affected, Air Force officials announced today.
The CJR program is implemented to help control the number of first-term Airmen allowed to reenlist in career fields with overages, said Michael McLaughlin, AFPC Air Force Reenlistments Branch chief.
First-term Airmen selected by their commanders for continued military service (made eligible to reenlist) will automatically be considered for a CJR upon entering the first month of their CJR window.
Although the CJR consideration is automatic, McLaughlin said affected Airmen would be wise to go to the virtual Military Personnel Flight webpage and ensure their records and reenlistment eligibility codes are accurate.
CJRs are awarded the 25th of each month, and Airmen who are not selected for a CJR will be reconsidered the following month, McLaughlin explained.
“If you aren’t selected, for whatever reason, that doesn’t mean that your career is over,” he said. “In addition to being considered the next month, you can always apply for retraining or a special duty assignment.”
A variety of special duty opportunities and retraining quotas are listed on the myPers website. McLaughlin advises Airmen to carefully review their options.
“Don’t focus only on fields that seem exciting or popular. Consider fields that can help you develop new skills, greater awareness of the Air Force mission, or leadership abilities,” he said.
Airmen and their supervisors will be notified monthly regarding their CJR status, and the virtual MPF will be updated to reflect status changes.
Airmen who are not selected for a CJR or for retraining may reapply for retraining or a special duty if they are not within 120 days of their separation date.
Career fields on the FY13 constrained list include the following:
1A7X1 – Aerial Gunner
1N2X1C- Signals Intelligence Analyst
Aircrew Flight Equipment
1P0X1- Aircrew Flight Equipment
Manned Aerospace Maintenance
2A0X1S- Avionics Test Station & Components
2A6X2- Aerospace Ground Equipment
2G0X1- Logistics Plans
2P0X1- Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory
2R0X1- Maintenance Management Analysis
2S0X1- Materiel Management
Transportation and Vehicle Management
2T1X1- Vehicle Operations
2T3X2C- Special Vehicle Maintenance
2T3X7- Vehicle Management and Analysis
3D0X1- Knowledge Operations Management
3D1X1- Client Systems
3D1X3- RF Transmission Systems
3D1X5- Ground Radar Systems
3D1X6- Airfield Systems
3E0X1- Electrical Systems
3E0X2- Electrical Power Production
3E1X1- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
3E7X1- Fire Protection
3P0X1- Security Forces
4A1X1- Medical Materiel
4A2X1- Biomedical Equipment
4D0X1- Diet Therapy
4J0X2- Physical Medicine
4R0X1- Diagnostic Imaging
4Y0X1- Dental Assistant
6F0X1- Financial Management and Comptroller
Constrained career field quotas will be posted on the myPers website once they are available, McLaughlin said.