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Career Job Reservation Program
Career Job Reservation Program

Overview

The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is a First Term Airman (FTA) tool used to manage the number of FTA to be reenlisted in their current Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). CJR limitations are established to manage projected surpluses and shortages by skill. The CJR program is managed on a fiscal year basis and implements the reenlistment limitation for the AFSC projected to have surplus Airmen. Headquarters United States Air Force, (HQ USAF) meets management requirements by establishing and maintaining a CJR file for each AFSC, when needed. While all FTA must have a CJR and must have met the required Time in Service/Time in Grade (TIS/TIG) in order to reenlist, not all fiscal years will have limitations in specific AFSCs.

 

An AFSC is constrained when it has too many FTA selected for reenlistment. Unless serving in a constrained AFSC, CJRs are systematically updated when Airmen enter their respective CJR window after they have been considered and selected for reenlistment under the Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP). If and when applicable, FTA serving in a constrained AFSC will be considered based on the CJR "rank-order" process, to determine eligibility according to AFI 36-2606, Reenlistment and Extension of Enlistment in the United States Air Force, Chapter 3. To keep their approved CJR, Airmen must reenlist on or before their Date of Separation (DOS).

 

CJR ELIGIBILITY WINDOW

4-year enlistee enters their CJR window on the first duty day of the month they complete 35 months, but no later than the last duty day of the month they complete 43 months of service per AFI 36-2606, Table 3.1 Item 1.

 

6-year enlistee enters their CJR window on the first duty day of the month they complete 59 months, but no later than the last duty day of the month they complete 67 months of service per AFI 36-2606, Table 3.1 Item 2.

 

CJR eligibility windows do not change as a result of a DOS or extension of enlistment. CJRs expire on the Airman's DOS. If an Airman has an approved CJR and extends his or her enlistment, the CJR expires on the new DOS. Military Personnel Sections should request CJR extensions to match the new DOS.

 

RANK-ORDER PROCESS

When the number of CJR applicants exceeds the number of available quotas, Air Force Personnel Center will use the "rank-order" process to determine which FTA will receive an approved CJR. Applicants are prioritized for a CJR in their AFSC using the factors listed in AFI 36-2606, Table 3.2.

 

FTA are placed on the Air Force-wide CJR applicant waiting list when CJRs are unavailable. An Airman's position on the waiting list is subject to change as his or her rank order information changes or as newly eligible Airmen compete. Airmen may remain on the CJR waiting list until within 5 months of their DOS. Airmen should pursue retraining into a shortage skill if a CJR is not immediately available.

 

For Airman in unconstrained (not reenlistment limited) AFSCs, CJRs are systematically updated when an Airman enters their respective CJR window and after they have been considered and selected for reenlistment under the SRP. The Airman's Reenlistment Eligibility (RE) Code is set to 1R-"First Term Airman selected for reenlistment under the SRP".