Active-duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming ranked officers have until December 31 to apply for the Air Force’s Spring 2022 Classified Preparatory Program, scheduled for 20 to March 25, 2022 and March 27 to April 1, 2022, in Denton, Texas.
Career areas assessed by the US Air Force consist of pilots, combat systems officers, air combat managers and pilots of remotely piloted aircraft.
The RPP provides qualified Airmen interested in cross-training in a career field assessed by the Air Force the opportunity to acquire and reinforce basic aviation skills.
“The Listed Preparatory Program provides a unique opportunity for officers and enlisted personnel to become rated officers,” said Brig. General Brenda P. Cartier, AETC Director of Operations and Communications. “Through RPP, skilled Airmen learn skills that they may not have had the opportunity or the resources to acquire prior to entering the Air Force. We want to provide our Airmen with the tools to pursue their lifelong dream of flying in the Air Force – a dream they maybe never thought possible. “
Participants in the program will receive self-paced ground training, approximately eight hours of flight time in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane, and additional training on FAA-certified simulators, which will help them become more competitive for aircraft. selection boards.
“The RPP has been shown to be effective in improving Air force officer qualification test and Basic Aviation Skills Test ratings, which are taken into account by rated selection boards, of around 40 percent, ”said Kathryn Gifford, analyst for the AETC-rated diversity improvement program. with 55 (78%) of the candidates selected for an assessed position.
Airmen who can meet the requirements below are encouraged to apply.
Be of high moral character.
Obtain approval and approval from Group Commander (or higher) (upon request).
Score at least the minimum pass for the Air Force Fitness Test.
Take AFOQT and TBAS to receive Method of selection of pilot candidates initial scoring results before the RPP. Then resume AFOQT and TBAS two to four weeks after the end of RPP. Note: AFOQT and TBAS cannot be attempted more than three times in total. RPP officials will provide an exception to the policy for RPP graduates who require a waiver for retest intervals, and for those who have already tested twice.
Have less than five hours of total civilian flight. Note: Applicants with more than five hours of flight time will be considered based on availability.
Prior to attending the RPP, obtain the appropriate Air Force flight physics specific to the area of the carrier being assessed. For example, Initial Flying Class 1 for pilots.
Meet the requirements of UFT panel after RPP in accordance with AFMAN 36-2100.
Review the study material assigned to the Civilian Air Patrol prior to the course start date.
Requirements for enrolled personnel:
Be under 33 years of age on March 20, 2022.
Prior to participating in the RPP, hold or earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 GPA.
After completing the RPP, apply to an Air Force Officer commissioning source at the next available opportunity.
Airmen interested in applying to the program can find additional information via the call for applications on MyPers here (CAC required).
For any questions, send an email to [email protected] with “Attn: Rated Prep Program” as the subject line.
The Air Force Rated preparatory program is led by Air Education and Training CommandThe Assessed Diversity Improvement Team, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, and supported by Civilian air patrol.
The RPP is not a commissioning program, nor does it guarantee that participants will be selected for a position assessed by the Air Force.
* Editor’s Note: The RPP application deadline has been extended to December 31, 2021.