Air Force Recruiting Service classic association with Reserve now operational

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  • By Master Sgt. Chance Babin
  • Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Air Force Recruiting Service continues to forge ahead with Total Force recruiting. The order to form a classic associate partnership with AFRS and Air Force Reserve Recruiting Service is now signed and published with an effective date of June 14, 2020. The partnership will bolster effectiveness and combine strategies.

As part of the association, AFRC Recruiting Service has officially aligned its four recruiting squadrons to become the 367th Recruiting Group. The 367th RCG is now the fourth group under the AFRS umbrella.

“I am beyond proud to lead this team as our re-designation is now official,” said Col. Timothy Martz, 367th RCG commander. “This is a historic milestone in support of integrated Total Force recruiting for our United States Air Force.  In 2019, we began the process of forging a strong Classic Recruiting Association between the Regular Air Force and the Air Force Reserve.  The official order standing up the 367th Recruiting Group signals that we are approaching mission complete with regard to Reserve organizational transformation in support of the Total Force.”

Since 2017, Air Force Recruiting Service has been working toward integrating all of its recruiting functions. The goal is for all of the recruiting organizations – Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Academy admissions, Air Force Civilian Service and Air Force ROTC – to integrate strategies and activities to present a unified Total Force presence in each recruiting market.

“The standup of the 367th RCG is the culmination of much hard work done over a period of years to meld the recruiting organizations of each Air Force component into a viable and fully integrated recruiting force,” said Brig. Gen. Derin Durham, AFRS deputy commander. “The recruiting ‘unity of effort’ that can be attained by consolidating the marketing and operations functions under one commander will serve the Air Force and Space Force well.” 

In addition to adding the group, Reserve personnel are integrated at AFRS headquarters here in key leadership positions and within divisions with key staff areas.

“A great deal of effort went into this action, especially the integration of key personnel at Headquarters, Air Force Recruiting Service,” Martz said. “Thank you to all who helped make this happen. We are now working seamlessly with all components and accession sources to inspire, engage and recruit for our United States Air Force.”   

The Air Force is taking an enterprise approach to recruiting the nation’s best to improve talent acquisition and operational effectiveness.

“We strive to effectively tell the Air Force story and offer that potential life to those few who aspire to do more for their country and their families, so no matter Active Duty, Guard or Reserve…in or out of uniform, Officer, Enlisted or Civilian; we want this next generation on the Air Force team in whatever component or capacity serves the nation and the individual the best,” Durham said. “One size does not fit all, and many Airmen find that as life unfolds and change happens they will also change from one component and/or status to another, that general awareness of all the different ways to serve.”