Package deadline: September 1, 2024

Board Date: September 30-October 4, 2024

Board Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Anchorage, AK

Thank you for your interest in becoming an HC-130J CSO and officer in the Alaska Air National Guard!

The 211th Rescue Squadron, located at JBER, will host a Combat Systems Officer (CSO) selection board in October 2024.  Undergraduate Navigator Training (UNT) application packages must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2024, or hand-delivered to this office by close of business on September 1, 2024.  Late and/or incomplete packages will not be considered.  The board will convene at 17470 Airlifter Drive (Hangar 18) on JBER in Anchorage, Alaska.  Please note, if you are selected for an interview all expenses including travel and meals are the responsibility of the applicant.  Base access/escort will be provided.

Application Instructions

The hard-copy of your application package should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. AF Form 24 1,2
  4. AF Form 2030 2
  5. Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) scores 3
  6. Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) 3
  7. One consolidated college transcript (unofficial is OK)
  8. Photo copy of private pilot’s license (recommended, not mandatory)
  9. Photo copy of last page of log book (if any hours are logged)
  10. Department of Motor Vehicle driver’s record
  11. Current letters of recommendation (5 maximum)
  12. Electronic copy of this application on CD/DVD 4

Application packages from current/prior military members should also include:

  1. DD Form 214
  2. Last 5 years’ performance reports
  3. Personnel Report (RIP) or equivalent

It is preferred that hard copies be printed on both sides on normal weight paper and submitted loose (not bound) in a pocket folder, thank you!

1 Complete AF Form 24 blocks: 3-8, 10-12, 14, 17-29, 31, 33 (if required), and sign/date.

2 Forms are available at https://www.e-publishing.af.mil/

3 Contact your local Air force/Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Recruiting office for information on testing.

4 Electronic copy format: ONE SINGLE FILE PDF (can be a clean scan) on CD/DVD that is identical to the hard coy (black-and-white is fine).  Be sure the pages are in the correct order and properly oriented.  This file will be used to generate copies of your application for review by the board members.  It should be identical to the hard copy you provided and be ready to print.  Applications containing more than one file will not be considered.

Submit applications via mail or hand-deliver to:

17470 Airlifter Dr. Rm 228
JBER, AK 99506

Application process:  The top applicants will be invited to meet the UNT Selection Board for a formal interview.  Primary and alternate candidates will be selected to attend UNT and can expect training to begin two fiscal years beyond the selection board year (i.e. in general, the upcoming 2024 selectees can expect to begin training in fiscal year 2025-2026

If a primary candidate becomes unable or ineligible to attend UNT, then an alternate candidate will be offered the slot.  If the alternate candidate has not been offered a slot prior to the next year’s selection board, then he/she will need to apply again to be considered for the following board.  (Applications become the property of the Alaska Air National Guard to be retained or properly disposed of at our discretion.) 

Please direct all questions/correspondence to:

Major Jeremiah Jason Johnson

Be advised, it may take several days for us to respond due to the large amount of email traffic we receive, therefore it is highly encouraged to review the FAQ section on this website as well.

AGE and TFCS info:
Per AFMAN 36-2100, applicants must not be beyond their 33rd birthday nor have more than 8 years of TFSC by the date as specified in the individual unit’s Undergraduate Flying Training Selection Board announcement message (generally two months after board convenes).