Reserve component officers and warrant officers can go on active duty if they apply to be considered within the next few weeks.
The Army is expanding the Regular Army Call to Active Duty program this year to include officers and warrant officers in the Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
The CAD program is part of the Army's effort to reach the end strength growth called for in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The service is slated to grow the active Army by 16,000 for an end strength of 476,000, Lt. Col. Janet Herrick, a spokeswoman for Human Resources Command, told Army Times on Feb. 23.
The program is open to those in specific grades and specialties, according to a Military Personnel Message released Feb. 3.
The deadline to apply is March 31. Officers who are accepted will be notified by e-mail no later than Aug. 31, according to the release.
Through the program, "the Army looks to retain the talent, skills and experience of quality officers who are fit, resilient and ready to serve America's Army," said Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Calloway, director of HRC's Officer Personnel Management Directorate, in a Feb. 22 Army release.
"Each year the program is open to varying grades and specialties for officers and warrant officers to match the needs of the Army and keep skilled officers on active duty," Herrick said.
The CAD program is different from a branch transfer program; with its emphasis on skills and experience, it focuses on officers qualified in their requesting branch or functional area, according to the MILPER message.
The selections will be made based on what skills the Army needs at the time officers are selected, officials said.
Those who transfer to active duty will have a three-year active-duty service obligation, according to the MILPER message.
Commissioned officers in these grades and specialties may apply:
Develops all source intelligence materials from accumulated data, including maps and intelligence information derived from a variety of sources.
Assesses reliability of information received, through comparison with previously evaluated information on hand.
Maintains close liaison with other staff and specialized intelligence personnel.
Activities to include counterintelligence:
- Imagery interpretation
- Language interpretation units
- Ensures compliance with computer interface and operating procedures, concepts and Automated Data Processing (ADP) principles, for development and maintenance of intelligence database.
Develops and maintains situation maps, overlays and reports, to provide complete and accurate intelligence information.
Establishes and maintains files, as a basis for information to support commanding officer’s decisions.
Maintains current information concerning friendly and enemy forces, including identification, disposition, personalities, combat efficiency and history.
Develops and prepares enemy vulnerability studies, and evaluates their use in predicting probable enemy courses of action, in terms of disposition, capabilities and intentions.
Supervises intelligence production operations and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance synchronization functions.
Due to similar enlisted functions and many 35Ns working in 35F billets, 35N Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) can now apply for 350F on a will-train basis. 35Ns who have worked in a 35F billet should include specific experiences in resume that relate to 35F work when applying. Applicants should also include hard copies of any documented experience (awards, certificates and Noncommissioned Officer Reports [NCOERs]). 35Ns must meet the minimum of four years' operation experience as a working analyst. With increasing joint operations, a greater pool of applicants from other military branch services (Navy, Air Force and Marine) exists. Those who can demonstrate their qualifications may apply for 350F on a will-train basis. Other military branch services' applicants must come from a military intelligence MOS with similar duties and skill set as outlined above. Applicants must demonstrate their qualifications through hard copies of document experience (e.g., awards, certificates and performance evaluations).
- Be a Sergeant (E-5) or above (not waiverable)
- Have successfully completed course 243-35F10, Intelligence Analyst
- Have a minimum of four years' operational experience as a working analyst in Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 35F in at least two assignments (one combat tour as a working analyst in MOS 35F/35N may count as an assignment)
- Have a minimum of two Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOERs)
- Be a graduate of Advanced Leaders Course (ALC)—All Phases (waiverable based upon documented leadership performance in OEF/OIF)
- Have a Top Secret Clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
- Be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
- Enclose a written recommendation from a senior warrant officer (CW3 and above preferred) from within the applicant's organization who holds the Military Intelligence Warrant Officer (MI WO) MOS 350F. In organizations where no SWO in the correct MOS is available, a letter of recommendation from any senior MI WO or any MOS 350F can be substituted.
*Any minimum prerequisites not met will require a prerequisite waiver in writing to proponent.
- Be a Staff Sergeant (E-6) or above
- Have a minimum of three NCOERs, with one in a leadership position
- Possess an associate degree or higher from an accredited college/university Note: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.