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Recruiter Assistance Program (RAP)

RAP Overview
The Recruiter Assistance Program is designed to allow Air Force members to work with Air Force recruiters by returning to their hometowns and providing personal testimonials, assisting in obtaining school lists, participating in Center of Influence (COI) events/Delayed Entry Program (DEP) Commander’s Calls, and performing other recruiting-related tasks. Authority for this program is contained in AFI 36-3003, 7.9.

RAP Applicant’s Responsibilities

Permanent Party applicants
• Locate the nearest recruiter, recruiting squadron and RAP monitor in the leave area by visiting http://www.recruiting.af.mil/AboutUs/GroupsSquadrons.aspx.
• Obtain Squadron Commander’s approval to participate in RAP and receive non-chargeable leave status.
• Submit AFRS IMT 1327 application to the Recruiting RAP monitor vial e-mail 4 weeks prior to the desired time of leave.
• Contact Recruiting Squadron RAP monitor if graduation date changes and it affects your RAP dates.
• Perform RAP duties in satisfactory manner as determined by the recruiter.
• NOTE: File AFRS Squadron Command Memorandum verification letter that you received from your Recruiting RAP monitor with part III of leave form (AF Form 988) when you return to your duty section.

Technical Training or Officer Training School applicants
(For Applicants who are attending or will attend Technical Training or OTS.)
• Locate the nearest recruiter, recruiting squadron and RAP monitor in the leave area by visiting http://www.recruiting.af.mil/AboutUs/GroupsSquadrons.aspx.
• Submit AFRS IMT 1327 while at OTS or technical training through the OTS personnel section or the Technical Training School Military Training Manager (MTM).
• Submit the application to the Recruiting RAP monitor via e-mail 4 weeks prior to graduation.
• Notify Recruiting RAP monitor if graduation dates changes affects RAP dates.
• Perform RAP duties in satisfactory manner as determined by the recruiter.
• NOTE: Attach AFRS Squadron Command Memorandum verification letter that you received from your Recruiting RAP monitor to the travel voucher or AF Form 988 to avoid being charged leave for these days. Annotate in Block 8 remarks section to read “AFI 36-3003; para 14.10, non-chargeable leave for dates of participation in the Recruiter Assistance Program.”

AFROTC applicants
(For RAP Applicants who will graduate or have graduated from AFROTC Detachment and wish to support recruiting efforts at their AFROTC Detachments on a non-chargeable leave basis.)
• NLT 6 weeks prior to requested RAP dates: Submit application AFRS IMT 1327 through their current personnel section to verify:
    o Requested dates do not negatively impact training, ops, PCS.
    o Applicant does not have UIF and there are no pending administrative actions of the applicant during the requested RAP dates
    o (Note: Requested dates cannot exceed 12 days, nor can they cover more than one weekend.)
• NLT 4 weeks prior to requested RAP dates:
    o Contact the AFROTC Detachment’s Recruiting Flight Commander (RFC).
    o Verbally and tentatively clear the desired RAP dates with the RFC, then submit the AFRS IMT 1327 to the RFC.
• Notify AFROTC Detachment RFC if anything should arise that will require terminating the RAP request.
• Complete DD Form 2982 prior to participating in the RAP event, and send it to the local AFROTC Det RFC who will file it for one year.
• Ensure RAP participation does not interfere with any PCS RNLTD/port call.
• Ensure requested dates do not exceed 12 days, nor cover more than on weekend.
• Perform RAP duties in a satisfactory manner as determined by the AFROTC Det RFC.
• NOTE: Attach AFRS Squadron Command Memorandum verification letter that you received from your Recruiting RAP monitor to the travel voucher or AF Form 988 to avoid being charged leave for these days. Annotate in Block 8 remarks section to read “AFI 36-3003; para 14.10, non-chargeable leave for dates of participation in the Recruiter Assistance Program.”


Click here to read the RAP Handbook for more information.