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WE ARE ALL RECRUITERS (WEAR)|
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Air Education and Training Command's mission begins with Air Force Recruiting Service at Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas. AFRS is comprised of three regional groups and 27 squadrons. Air Force recruiters are assigned throughout the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico and Guam.
The AFRS mission is to inspire, engage and recruit the brightest, most competitive and diverse men and women for service in America's Air Force. Emphasis is on recruiting men and women, ages 17 to 27 years old, without prior military service for enlisted duty. America's Air Force also needs highly-qualified doctors, nurses, pharmacists, engineers and people qualified for special operations, such as pararescue and combat control.
The We Are All Recruiters program may grant individuals permissive TDY status if they are participating in an event that directly enhances the recruiting mission. All Airmen, regardless of their Air Force Specialty, are recruiters.
A WEAR event is an event where the interaction of Air Force personnel educates and increases public awareness of the Air Force and could potentially provide numerous leads for recruiters. Approval for WEAR is limited to those events where Airmen are directly speaking to potential applicants or influencers about Air Force opportunities. Applicants are defined as individuals within the 17- to 27 year-old range; and influencers are defined as parents, community leaders, teachers, counselors, coaches, etc.
WEAR events are approved on an individual basis. For those events where multiple Airmen are attending, each attendee must submit a package for approval. WEAR requests must be first approved by the individual's commander in accordance with AFI 36-3003. Members may receive up to 12 days permissive TDY to attend a WEAR event. Requests are then routed and sanctioned through the AFRS Public Affairs Office to the AFRS commander. The AFRS commander is the approval authority for all WEAR packages. Additionally, the AFRS commander may limit the number of Air Force personnel approved to participate in any one event through the WEAR program.
Submitting WEAR Requests
The first step is to e-mail a complete WEAR request package to the AFRS/PA office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The package will be reviewed by AFRS/PA and forwarded to the AFRS commander for approval/disapproval. Submissions require a minimum of 15 business days to process. All requesters receive a WEAR request approval or disapproval notice via e-mail. All portions of the package must be submitted on the unit's official letterhead and include signatures. Digital signatures, for example //SIGNED//, will not be accepted. See the checklist below for package requirements.
· WEAR request memorandum
· Commander's Endorsement letter
· The WEAR Request Memorandum should include details about who is participating in what event, when, where and why. The memo should also include details about how the requesters WEAR participation will share information about Air Force job opportunities with a general audience within the 17- to 27-year-old recruiting range, and afford opportunities and access for local recruiters to generate leads. It is important to express how your involvement will help the Air Force Recruiting mission, particularly if there is already a strong Air Force presence there. The Airman cannot financially profit or get endorsements in any way from attending the event in WEAR status. Requesters must also include how many times they have used the WEAR program in the past. Finally, the memo must include the person's last Air Force fitness test score. Anyone who earned an unsatisfactory fitness score will not be granted WEAR approval.
· The unit customized Commander's Endorsement Letter should include the requester's commanding officer's signature with approval or disapproval for WEAR participation.
Reminder: Submissions require a minimum of 15 business days to process.
For more information, contact Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs; 550 D Street West, Suite 1; Randolph AFB, Texas 78150-4527; 210-565-4678 or DSN 665-4678.
(Current as of May 2013)