The Air Force’s Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty (VLPAD) program has added a number of career fields for selected air reserve component line of the Air Force officers.
For three years and one day, Reserve and Air National Guard officers from certain Air Force specialties can fill vacant active-duty positions for Air Force ROTC; Air Force ROTC detachment commanders; Officer Training School and Air Command and Staff College instructors; mission support group deputy commanders; Air University faculty; cyber (17D) and combat rescue officers. Opportunities also exist for remotely piloted aircraft MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper pilots and 11X pilots.
During the 1,096-day tour, selected officers will receive active duty benefits but will remain on the Reserve Active Status List and meet reserve promotion boards when eligible.
VLPAD is just one of several initiatives implemented to meet increased mission requirements.
Opportunities are also available for enlisted Airmen in a variety of career fields including maintenance, aircrew operations and command control systems operations.
VLPAD information is available and continuously updated on myPers. Click “Officer/Enlisted Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty Program” from any reserve component assignments landing page to find detailed eligibility criteria and application procedures for each specific VLPAD program.
For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.