|How to Become an Air Force
of the main reasons we have qualified and
motivated individuals joining our Armed Forces
is thanks in part to the work that military
recruiters do in attracting attention and providing
assistance to anyone that has an interest in
the armed forces or questions about military
What does it mean to be an Air
During your job as a recruiter, you are responsible
for attracting well-qualified, intelligent
individuals to serve in our Armed Forces.
While a recruiter,
you also act as a representative of the Air
Force to anyone who sees you, and are willing
questions to those who may show interest in
the Air Force. It is also important to give
good appearance, because sometimes a recruiter
is the only person on which a civilian can
base his/her impression of the Air Force.
How do I qualify to become a recruiter?
To become a recruiter for the Air Force,
you must complete the Time on Station (TOS)
as an airman as well as meet other requirements.
The Air Force looks for highly motivated
airmen who are willing to go to any location
to become a recruiter. Each airman has up
to eight choices where they would like
and many considerations are taken into account
including TOS, spouse consideration and other
important service dates.
What are requirements to become
eligible for recruiting?
Some basic requirements include:
- Be a senior airman with 36 months
Time in Service for a 4 year contract or
for a 6 year
- Must meet Time of Service requirements
- Be motivated and outstanding in attitude
and appearance, have a passing
score on the fitness
test and have a State drivers license
What kind of pay does a recruiter
When not living on base with the special
food and housing allowances, a civilian
community is going to be more expensive
to live in
basic military pay. Recruiters are
eligible for Special
Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP), which is
currently $450 per month in addition
to the salary.
Each recruiter is also allowed a clothing
and if the civilian community has a
high cost of living, you may be eligible
programs that offer assistance in housing.
What is expected out of a recruiter?
A recruiter can work away from home,
and even work irregular hours since
it is their
to accommodate future applicants
of the United States
Air Force. You must be available
at all times to meet with prospective
if that means doing it during nights
Recruiters also meet with others
around the community including schools, events,
Becoming a recruiter can be a great
way of sharing to others the opportunities
the Air Force
can offer, as well as the ability
to educate firsthand life in the