- What is the 11th Air Force Group Reserve?
The 11th AFGR is the One (1) of the Three(3) Air Force Reserve Group in the National Capital Region. The 11th AFGR is composed of a headquarters and headquarters squadron, and Six (6) other operational squadron temporarily stationed at 1ARCEN, Villamor Air Base,Pasay City, but will eventually transfer to GHQ Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. covering its area of responsibilities Caloocan,Malabon,Navotas,Valenzuela,Quezon City, Marikina.
- Who are the personnel under the 11th AFGR?
Officers and enlisted personnel of the 11th AFGR are members of the Philippine Air Force Reserve residing or working in Metro Manila. Officers are commissioned as reserve officers by the President of the Republic of the Philippines, and enlisted personnel are duly appointed with orders from Headquarters PAF or the Air Force Reserve Command.
- What are the legal bases for the Organization of the Reserve Force?
a. The 1987 Constitution. Provides that the Armed forces of the Philippines shall be composed of a Citizen Armed Force who shall undergo military training and serve as may be provided by law. It shall keep a regular force necessary for the security of the state
b. Republic act 7077 (AFP Reservist Act of 1991). Republic Act 7077 is an act providing for the development, organization, training, administration, maintenance and utilization of the Citizen Armed Forces of the Philippines and for other purposes.
c. Implementing Rules and Regulations to RA 7077. Guiding Principle in the responsibility of all citizens to defend the security of the state and in fulfillment thereof, the government may require its citizen to render personal military or civil service.
d. Republic Act 7898 ( AFP Modernization Act ) Calls for the development of self-reliant and credible strategic armed force along the concept of a Citizen Armed Forces; the reconfiguration of Armed Forces of the Philippines structure and the professionalization of the AFP.
e. National Defense Act of 1935 Commonwealth Act No.1 otherwise known as the National Defense Act, provides that during national emergencies, the government has right to mobilize its citizens resources, either public or private as may be deemed necessary for national defense.
- What is the mission of the Reserve Force?
The mission of the Reserve Force, alternately referred to as the Citizen Armed Force is:
o To provide the base for the expansion of the AFP in the event of war, invasion or rebellion;
o To assist in relief and rescue during disasters or calamities; to assist in socio development; and
o To assist in the operation and maintenance of essential government or private utilities in the furtherance of the overall AFP mission.
- How is the reserve force organized?
The reserve force shall be organized into five (5) components, namely: (Sec 8 RA 7077)
o The Army Reserve component;
o The Air Force Reserve component;
o The Navy Reserve component;
o The AFP-Wide technical Service Reserve component; and
o The Affiliated Reserves
- What is the goal of the AFP pertaining to the Reserve Manpower Build up?
In pursuance to the mandates of RA 7077 (AFP Reservist Act) and RA 7898 (Modernization Act), the AFP is working for the build-up with a ratio of 80% Reserve Force and 20% regular Force.
- What are the classifications of Reserve units and personnel?
There are three (3) classifications of Reserve Force Units.
A. The Ready Reserve
1. The Ready Reserve is composed of citizen soldiers belonging mostly to the First Category Reserve.
2. The second Category Reserve and/or the Third category Reserve, particularly the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, who volunteer to serve with the ready reserve, shall be allowed, if qualified and fit for duty, to join and actively participate as part of the ready reserve and will serve with an appropriate ready reserve unit.
3. Members of the AFP affiliated reserve units of various government and private utilities and services considered essential for the preservation of the economic stability of the country or particular locality, such as power and electricity, water, supply, transportation and communications, among others, regardless of their categories will be classified as ready reserve.
4. All citizen soldiers belonging to the first category reserve, except those exempted under this act, shall be required to serve with ready reserve units and will have assignments and promotion in accordance with existing policies of the AFP until transferred to the standby reserve by virtue of their age.
B. The Standby Reserve
The Standby Reserve is composed of citizen soldiers belonging mostly to the Second Category Reserve and Third Category Reserve. The members of the standby reserve shall be organized and assigned to specified reserve units and shall be maintained through annual assembly test to update their records and their present address, among others.
C. The Retired Reserve
Pursuant to para 4a SOP Nr 11 dtd 28 Jun 04, AFP Retied Officers and Enlisted Personnel who were compulsorily and optionally retired from the active military service and those honorably separated members of the AFP who upon their voluntary act, will be integrated in the Reserve Force; and as such will be given reserve unit assignment and designated mobilization centers.
Retired Reserve is composed of citizen soldiers who have qualified for retirement through length of service, old age or disability. For this purpose, sixty-five (65) years shall be considered as the retirement age. However, if qualified and fit for duty, a member of retired reserve may be ordered to active duty in times of local or national emergencies if he volunteers for active duty and when the Secretary of national Defense determines that there are not enough qualified citizen soldiers with his special skills and qualifications in the ready reserve or the standby reserve in his particular area of residence.
- Can one be a reservist without going through ROTC?
If an applicant for membership in the reserves did not complete any formal military training, he/she has to undergo Basic Citizens Military Training (BCMT), or Military Orientation Training (MOT). These are usually 30-day courses or sometimes shorter, that qualifies the trainee for enlistment in the reserves.
Non-ROTC graduates will not qualify for commissionship as reserve officers, unless they take officership-qualification courses, such as the Officer Candidate Course in any of the major services schools, or within the National Defense College of the Philippines.
- What kind of training do reservists undergo?
Enlisted personnel are mainly ROTC graduates, and therefore are either college graduates or college-level students. ROTC graduates receive enlistment orders upon graduation, even while still finishing their college studies. When they enter the reserve units, these ROTC graduates will have to undergo Unit Active Duty Training (UADT) as their initial-entry training.
High school graduates who did not take ROTC will have to undergo Basic Citizens Military Training (BCMT). Members of affiliated reserve units will take Military Orientation Training (MOT) before receiving their enlistment orders.
Reserve officers are chosen from a field of applicants who are college degree holders or professionals. Candidates will have to take pre-commissionship courses prior to appointment by the President of the Philippines as officers of the reserve force.
Retired or honorably discharged military personnel are not required to undergo additional training and may be integrated into the reserves upon orders from the major service commanding general. Enlisting/Commissioning in the AFP Reserve
- What are the qualifications for enlistment in the AFP Reserve
Of good moral character
Physically and mentally fit for military training
Cleared of any criminal or civil liability
At least high school graduate
18 years old and above
At least 5'5" in height for males, 5'4" for females
Will undergo Basic Citizen Military Training (BCMT) for 30days. (Saturday only)
- What are the qualifications for commission as an officer of the AFP Reserve?
Elected govt officials and Presidential appointees who are degree holders
Degree holders who are graduates of Basic ROTC
Key and technical personnel of affiliated reserve units
Deserving NCO's on active status qualified for commissionship
Graduates of the Master in National Security Administration Course NDCP.
- Who can Join US? in the 11th Air Force Group Reserve.
Graduates of ROTC MS22
Graduates of advance ROTC
Retired AFP personnel willing to be integrated to the Reserve Force.
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