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AIR RESERVE COMPONENT PROGRAM
MORE WAYS TO SERVE IN THE
AIR FORCE RESERVE OR AIR NATIONAL GUARD

If you're interested in serving your country, state, and community in the military, there are opportunities available for you as a part-time paralegal in the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard. Joining the Air Reserve Component (ARC), which consists of the Reserve and Guard, allows you to serve while attending school and continuing to work at your civilian job. The paralegal application process starts at the unit of application.


It can be competitive, rigorous, and highly selective, but each candidate is evaluated using the "whole person" concept. This means that in addition to the basic qualifications outlined below, academic performance, community service, prior military record (if applicable), work history, and leadership experience are also strongly considered. The application process also includes an interview with every candidate to discuss qualifications and potential.
Typically, this interview is conducted in-person at the unit of application. Finally, service as an ARC paralegal requires a high level of dedication and professionalism. It begins with basic training (for non-prior service applicants), technical school attendance, and readiness training and continues with required upgrade training and opportunities for professional growth and development as you progress in your military careers.


QUALIFICATIONS

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Prior Service:
  • Prior qualification in any AFSC as a 5-skill level of higher is preferred
  • Ability to type a minimum of 25 words per minute (not required of anyone already possessing a current 5J0 AFSC)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to speak clearly and distinctly
  • No significant record of emotional instability, personality disorder, or other unresolved mental health concerns that may result in the impairment of the paralegal duty function, or risk to the mission.
  • No non-judicial punishment or administrative action (Letter of Reprimand, Letter of Admonishment, Letter of Counseling, or Record of Individual Counseling) based on sexual assault, sexual harassment, physical abuse or unprofessional or inappropriate relationship as defined in AFI 36-2909, Professional and Unprofessional Relationships.
  • No non-judicial punishment or administrative action (Letter of Reprimand, Letter of Admonishment, Letter of Counseling, or Record of Individual Counseling) reflecting a lack of integrity, for violating ethical standards and/or professional responsibilities as defined in AFI 51-110, Professional Responsibility Program.
  • No previous convictions by a civilian court except for minor traffic violations and similar infractions
  • A general aptitude score of 51 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or Armed Forces Classification Test
  • No previous convictions by courts-martial; punishment under the provisions of Article 15, UCMJ in the previous 6 years
  • Passing/Current Fitness Assessment Score
Non-Prior Service (NPS):
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to speak clearly and distinctly
  • Ability to type a minimum of 25 words per minute
  • No significant record of emotional instability, personality disorder, or other unresolved mental health concerns that may result in the impairment of the paralegal duty function, or risk to the mission.
  • No previous convictions by a civilian court except for minor traffic violations and similar infractions
  • A general aptitude score of 51 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or Armed Forces Classification Test
  • Non-prior service applicants must also be formally approved for accession and join the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve
APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS
  • Certificate of Interview with Staff Judge Advocate and Law Office Superintendent from office of application
  • Proof of Typing Ability
  • Resume and/or Military Biography
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (within 6 months of initial application)
  • Applicants RIP from vMPR (or DD-214)/ASVAB Scores
  • Passing/Current Fitness Assessment Score (Prior service only)
  • Copy of all EPRS (Prior service only)
  • AF Form 422 (Prior service only)
  • Official Military Photo (or photo in business attire for non-prior service applicants) ANG ONLY
REQUIRED TRAINING
  • Basic Military Training (NPS) at Lackland AFB, TX
  • Paralegal Apprentice Course at Maxwell AFB, AL
HOW TO APPLY

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How to Apply
Air National Guard paralegal applicants should contact the unit of application directly for assistance with compiling the application package and scheduling the formal interview. Application package submissions are made on behalf of the applicant by the ANG Legal Office.

Reserve paralegal applicants, click on the “Reserve Paralegal Checklists” button below for detailed instructions on how to apply for Reserve paralegal positions.
One of the documents that may be required, the AF Form 1288, is linked below.
PARALEGAL PROGRAM CHECKLIST » PARALEGAL REASSIGNMENT CHECKLIST » AF FORM 1288 »

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