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Navy Reserve looking for more pilots......

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Navy reserve squadrons will be conducting a joint hiring board this winter in Jan. VR squadrons across the country are in need of new pilots. Plenty of opportunity, best odds if you live in or near the location. Junior most current are the most competitive. Here is a current listing......
VR-1 DC
VR-46 Atlanta
VR-48 DC
VR-51 Hawaii
VR-52 Pennsylvania
VR-53 DC
VR-54 New Orleans
VR-55 Oxnard
VR-56 Norfolk
VR-57 San Diego
VR-58 Jacksonville
VR-59 Fort Worth
VR-61 Whidbey
VR-62 Brunswick ME
VR-64 Pennsylvania

Those squadrons will all be hiring and they fly either C20's, C37's, C9's, C40's, or C130's..... plus some locations have C12 opportunities. PM me if you need more information.
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Navy reserve squadrons will be conducting a joint hiring board this winter in Jan. !

Hopefully the Navres has gotten away from the idea that you have to mirror the active side in career progression and you are too senior if you are LCDR or higher. The AFres and Guard has no such issue. Of course this may be why they have all of the openings.

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Amen to that!

I got shot down by the Gulfstream Unit at NAF Andrews a few years ago and was a current type rated Gulfstream guy with my civilian job! Oh but I was an 0-5...Aw well, the Nav has always treated well none the less, Good luck dudes,



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yea, Navy Res leadership lives in a fantasy world. now that the economy is tanking and airlines jobs are not available no one is leaving active duty. They need bodies and few are available.

Those that left in the past to join the reserves were expected to drill all the freaking time and pay 90 bucks a month for health insurance. After a few years they thank you by booting you and hiring a junior member all under the guise of career progression. Its simple math, the junior guy is cheaper and willing to put up with more reserve crap. Admiral Cotton was the Navy Res typical clueless leader, we'll see if the next guy rights the ship. x c-12 guy
 

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Think they'd hire a 50 year old willing to be an ensign who's typed in the C-37 and C-20F...?

Yeah, I didn't think so, either. ;) TC
 

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For those wondering if it has changed, no it hasn't.

taxi1wire, thank your lucky stars you didn't get picked up by unit at Andrews. Not many happy people there.
 

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I got shot down by the Gulfstream Unit at NAF Andrews a few years ago and was a current type rated Gulfstream guy with my civilian job! Oh but I was an 0-5...Aw well, the Nav has always treated well none the less, Good luck dudes,



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O-5s have never been eligible (at least in my era). Junior, most qualified is the norm. You should know that (or they should have told you that when you applied). SELRES O-5s (and for that matter FOS'd O-3s) only have so much time they can soak up in the Navy. FOS'd O-4s on the other hand are like Herpes.

Every squadron that looks at a candidate has to take into account the amount of "work" they can get out of him/her before they need to move up/out.



BTW -- WHY THE F IS THIS ON THE MAJORS BOARD?
 

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For those wondering if it has changed, no it hasn't.

taxi1wire, thank your lucky stars you didn't get picked up by unit at Andrews. Not many happy people there.

Huh? Reeeeeelly?
 

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haven't you heard of Shrinkage.....

Said the guy who went streaking in the dead of winter.

Haven't they heard of shrikage??????

To answer some others, yes you still CDR out of the reserves, but to fix that they have been more stingy with 05 than in the past. Why do they do that, cause they can...

To answer the question about full time, you have to first either be a reservist who is recalled to full time or in active duty navy and ask for a transfer to FTS (the new name for TAR).

To answer mr awolbush, the reason I posted in majors is it turns out that there are a few prior service pilots now holding down major airline jobs. Thanks for YOUR contribution to our nation though.....
 

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Agreed

O-5s have never been eligible (at least in my era). Junior, most qualified is the norm. You should know that (or they should have told you that when you applied). SELRES O-5s (and for that matter FOS'd O-3s) only have so much time they can soak up in the Navy. FOS'd O-4s on the other hand are like Herpes.

Every squadron that looks at a candidate has to take into account the amount of "work" they can get out of him/her before they need to move up/out.



BTW -- WHY THE F IS THIS ON THE MAJORS BOARD?

Bavarian,

You and I are from the same era, and I knew well my chances of getting picked up for those slots a few years back, but figured "ah what the hell"...stranger things have happened.
The good news is maybe the Navy will adopt some of the AF guard ideas and allow old fa... another chance to fly in a bag, I know all of my buds getting whacked from the airlines might bite at this chance, I have forwarded the Msg a few weeks back to them.
 

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Update....

Bavarian,

You and I are from the same era, and I knew well my chances of getting picked up for those slots a few years back, but figured "ah what the hell"...stranger things have happened.
The good news is maybe the Navy will adopt some of the AF guard ideas and allow old fa... another chance to fly in a bag, I know all of my buds getting whacked from the airlines might bite at this chance, I have forwarded the Msg a few weeks back to them.

For the first time in recent history, about 35% of the CDR overgrade waivers this FY were denied. That is what has led to the massive shortfalls of bodies in almost all squadrons. Almost all squadrons are 3-8 pilots short. But given this enviornment, it is almost impossible to affiliate as an 05 unless possibly you go to a squadron that is 50% undermanned like the C130 unit in Philly or New Orleans.
 

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For the first time in recent history, about 35% of the CDR overgrade waivers this FY were denied. That is what has led to the massive shortfalls of bodies in almost all squadrons. Almost all squadrons are 3-8 pilots short. But given this enviornment, it is almost impossible to affiliate as an 05 unless possibly you go to a squadron that is 50% undermanned like the C130 unit in Philly or New Orleans.

Overgrade waivers were denied big time (with the exception of the BRAC squadrons out there). It's not like it usd to be as drill allocation has shrunk thanks to the budget. There are plenty of O-5's that are on the chopping block (or have been booted already) that would love to stay and fly or write awards, evals,you name it. The Admiral has different thoughts on keeping O-5's around yet we all know the experience they provide a squadron is invaluable. That was brought up recently and it ws shot down wthout batting an eye. What would you rather do....Sit in a cockpit or sit behind a desk gouging out your eyes with a pencil at the local NOSC knowing that you'll never make O-6? I'm pretty sure, 99.9% of us would rather ride it out as an O-5, flying hardware and not worrying about the next promotion. Decisions are based on the fiscal restraints and that will never change...My 2 cents as a command screened O-5 who will never see the front office.
 
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