Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

Soldiers Town Hall

Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

Soldiers Town Hall

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WITH BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES V. YOUNG, JR.

I am an officer who was deployed in a multinational environment. How do I become joint qualified?

Currently less than one percent of all Army Reserve officers are considered joint qualified. The U.S. Army Reserve continues being used in an operational environment at unprecedented levels from tactical to strategic and in joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational environments, but few officers have received credit for their experience. Army Reserve officers have until Sept. 30, 2013, to request retroactive credit for joint experience.

The Department of Defense will begin analyzing promotion board results for Reserve joint qualified officers on Oct. 1, 2013, to measure the effectiveness of the Goldwater-Nichols DoD Reorganization Act and Title 10, U.S. Code. The 1986 law mandates that the Secretary of Defense create policies and procedures for Reserve officers to compute joint experience and education similar to the active component.

To prepare a joint duty assignment file, officers with joint experience who have not received qualification credit can visit the following website for information: www.dtndc.osd.mil/appj/jqs

Recognition for joint experience is determined by a panel conducted by the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. For the remainder of 2012, review panels take place in May, August and November. Panel members review files to recognize experiences that create experts in joint matters. The panel looks for a combination of "joint" and "joint matters" in a claimant's file. …

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