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This regulation does not apply to the Air National Guard.



1.3.1. A unit member who has nine or more unexcused IDT absences, in a 12-month period with the first month missed as month one, or has not completed a scheduled Annual Tour in an FY (unless substituted or excused) is considered an unsatisfactory participant....

Comments: “IDT” is Inactive Duty Training (drill). “FY” is Fiscal Year.

1.3.3. Disposition of United States Air Force Reserve (AFRC) Unsatisfactory Participants.

AFRC Commanders are authorized to take the following actions when necessary and appropriate: Delay or defer promotion. Administrative demotion. Involuntary 45 manday recall. Members who have not fulfilled their Military  Service Obligation (MSO) in accordance with Title 10 U.S.C., Section 651, may be  ordered to active duty for training (ADT), regardless of the length of prior AD or ADT, for a period of not more than 45 days under Title 10 U.S.C., Section 10148. Recall will`be in a special Reserve Personnel Appropriation (RPA) tour status and must be performed at the unit of assignment/attachment. Enlisted members assigned to the Selected Reserve who are ordered to AD or ADT may be returned to their previous unit of assignment or transferred to the IRR. The member’s term of enlistment may be extended up to 6 months to permit completion of the designated period of AD in accordance with Title 10 U.S.C., Section 10148.

Comments: “AD” is Active Duty. Ordered to AD. Members in the Selected Reserve who have not fulfilled their MSO in accordance with Title 10 U.S.C., Section 651, and have not served on AD, or ADT for a total of 24 months, for such period of time the Secretary deems appropriate, may be required to serve on AD until their AD or ADT equals 24 months (Title 10 U.S.C., Section 12303). Reassign unsatisfactory participants to the appropriate subcategory of IRR or Standby Reserve (with unit or PM authority respectively) in accordance with AFI 36-2115. Ensure that on transfer to the IRR, members understand their MSO as a member of the IRR, including the requirement for satisfactory participation in the annual reporting (Muster Duty and/or Push/Pull) program. Failure to satisfactorily participate in annual screening requirements may result in an involuntary recall to ADT for 45 days regardless of the length of prior AD or ADT. Initiate discharge action according to AFI 36-3209.




3.2.3. Substandard Performance While on IADT/BMT/TT. If an AFRC member commits an offense that demonstrates substandard performance the attached commander may initiate UCMJ or administrative  discharge action under AFI 36-3208, Administrative Separation of Airmen. If UCMJ or discharge action is initiated, the unit of attachment will notify the unit of assignment and conclude UCMJ or discharge processing. If the AFRC member is to be returned to the unit of assignment for processing and action, the unit of attachment publishes orders relieving the member from attachment and directs him or her to the assigned servicing MPF, at which time the member reverts to inactive status. Examples of substandard performance are: Failure to comply with IADT orders. Absence without leave. Failure to complete a training course due to lack of effort or failure to achieve a 3-skill level AFSC. (Exception: Failure to achieve a 3-skill level due to  incomplete processing of a security clearance required for award of an AFSC.) Commission of an offense under the UCMJ leading to administrative actions including discharge action (per AFI 36-3208) or a court-martial conviction. Air Force Reserve TT liaisons must notify parent unit commanders immediately  upon learning of a member’s commission of an offense. Lost time, unless it is made up with the approval of HQ AFRC/A1.




4.14. Reservist Nonparticipation.

4.14.1. For unit reservists the commander or designated representative will be responsible for exercising sound judgment in authorizing excusal, ET, or rescheduling actions. A commander or supervisor must consider the impact on training readiness and mission effectiveness when considering requests for excusals.

4.14.2. If for any reason the member fails to notify their unit commander or supervisor of the circumstances regarding the absence, the individual’s commander or supervisor contacts the individual, documenting such effort with Memorandum for Record or email. Every effort must be made to make personal contact during the first period of the UTA/IDT, but not later than the end of the UTA/IDT. If contact is made anytime during the UTA/IDT, the commander may excuse, unexcuse, or authorize other training as appropriate, based upon the merits of the case.