Able and qualified citizens,
male or female, can get into the AFP Reserve Force, either as commissioned officers, or enlisted personnel.
An applicant can be commissioned as an officer by the
President of the Republic of the Philippines from any the following sources:
a. Circular Nr 30 GHQ, AFP dtd 07 Dec 87 subject: Procurement
and Appointment of Reserve Officers.
b. Circular Nr 03 GHQ, AFP dtd 25 Sep 97,
subject: Commissioning of Elected Officials and Presidential Appointees in the Reserve Force, AFP and their
Administration and Utilization.
c. Circular NR 06 GHQ, AFP dtd 03 Jun 95, subject: AFP Affiliated
Reserve Units Program.
d. Circular Nr 14 GHQ, AFP dtd 13 Jan 75, subject: Commission
or Adjustment in Rank to Lieutenant Colonel of NDCP Civilian Graduates.
e. Circular Nr 16 GHQ, AFP dtd 27 Jul 90, subject: Appointment
of the deserving Non-Commissioned Officers in the grade of Second Lieutenant/Ensign (PN) in the Reserve Force, AFP under
Republic Act NR 718.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMISSION IN THE RESERVE
The source of applicants for Commission in the AFP Reserve Force
are graduates of ROTC Basic Advance Course who have undergone the Advance Summer Camp Training (MS-43), licensed engineers
and other professionals, and deserving NCOs who have performed exceptional service in the regular force.
Several AFP regulations, directives and presidential decrees were
instituted to serve as bases of guidelines in the processing for Commission in the Reserve Force:
A. Circular Nr 30 GHQ AFP dtd 07 Dec
Provides the procurement and appointment of Reserve Officers:
(A) Advance Summer Camp Training/MS 43 graduates with an
average rating not below 75%.
(A) Natural born Filipino citizen
(B) Baccalaureate degree holder
(C) 21-32 years old for civilian applicants and 21-35 for candidates
(D) At least 64 inches in height
(E) Passed the AFPATB Exam for MS-43 graduates and licensure exam
(F) Cleared by appropriate intelligence agency
(G) Physically and psychologically fit for commission
For commission of reserve officers in the JAGS, Medical Corps,
Nurse Corps, Dental Service, and Medical Administrative Corps, the requirements are the same except that applicants,
in addition to the requirements stated earlier, are required to submit a copy of their bar or board rating. Once J10
office receives an application for commission in the technical service it forwards same to the respective technical service
unit for further disposition. Requirements are the following:
a. Duly accomplished application form for commission
b. Full size picture of applicant (Post Card)
c. Birth Certificate from local civil registrar, if not available
submit the following:
1. Certificate from Local Registrar that records of birth
are not available and reason thereof;
2. Affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons having
the knowledge of place and date of birth;
d. Educational Credential (College Diploma and Transcript or Records
showing the special order number (BPS Form 21)
e. ROTC/CMT Certificate
f. Certificate of employment/Government Service Records
g. Board of Examiner Certificate/Bar and the Report of Rating
h. Affidavit of non-pending case to be executed by applicant notarized
by Judge Advocate
i. Command Clearance Certificate from Maj Svc Intel Office
j. Physical Examination (Form 63-A)
B. Circular Nr 16, GHQ, AFP dtd
27 Jul 90, implementing RA 718, which provides for the appointment of deserving NCO in the grade of Second
Lieutenant in the Reserve Force, AFP in recognition of his outstanding ability and exceptional service involving risk of life
or limb regardless of their age and educational attainment, an application shall possess, either of the following
awards: 3MMM/2Bronze Cross 1 Gold Cross and AFP, EP of the year.
(1) Letter of recommendation for outstanding ability and exceptional
service from the Major Service Commander
(2) Screening Board Report from their respective major service
(3) Certificate of non-pending case issued by the major service,
staff judge advocate and inspector general
(4) Command/Security clearance issued by major Intelligence
(5) Awards and Decorations
C. Circular Nr 14 GHQ, AFP dtd 13 Jan
Implementing PD 190, which provides for the commission in the initial
rank of Lieutenant Colonel of NDCP civilian graduates.
(1) Duly accomplished application form for commission.
(2) Full sized picture of applicant (Post Card)
(3) Birth certificate from Local Registrar
(4) Educational credential (College Diploma and Transcript of Records
showing the Special Order Number (BPS F-21)
(5) ROTC/CMT certificate
(6) Certificate of employment/Gov’t service records
(7) Diploma/Certificate from NDCP having obtained the degree of
MNSA and copy of Final Order of Merit
(8) Affidavit of non-pending case to be executed by applicant
notarized by Judge Advocate
(9) Command Clearance Certificate from Maj Svc Intel Office
(10) Physical Examination Report (Form 63-A)
D. Circular Nr 6, GHQ,
AFP dtd 3, June 95
Provides for the procurement, training, promotion/adjustment of
rank, call to active duty and separation of officers and enlisted reservists under the AFP Affiliated Reserve Units Program.
These are those employed in vital public utility/service; like,
any establishment, firm or corporation which provides services to the public such as: electricity, gas telephone/telegraph
and land, air and water transportation. It also includes postal system, water works and sewerage, shipyards, motorized
fishing fleet, hospitals, clinic facilities, related organization of the media, architectural and engineering firms.
It is imperative that control be established over key/technical
personnel having direct supervision of said industries, utilities, private and government functions by commissioning /enlisting
these personnel into the reserve force, AFP ready for call to active duty when the need arises.
Qualification and Requirements:
- Natural born Filipino Citizen
- Four year Baccalaureate Degree
- Must not exceed sixty years of age
- Possess adequate intellectual capacity, experience and skill.
- Organizational and functional chart indicating his position in
the public utility/service
- Cleared by appropriate intelligence
- Physically and psychologically fit for military service.
- Board Exam Certificate, if any
- Proof of experience/practice in the active service who recommends
the commission of the individual occupying key/technical position in the public service.
All complete applications for commission shall be transmitted to
Maj Svc Reserve Commands. In case of those applying for commissionship under the Affiliated Reserve Units program, applications
shall be submitted to HQ AFP Reserve Command. After a careful processing of documents, we give particular attention to the
a. Name and Date of Birth of applicant shall be the same
with the name and date in his Birth Certificate and other documents. Correction in Birth Certificate shall be done through
a joint affidavit of two disinterested persons knowing the circumstances.
b. Correctness of his name in every document of orders.
Correction shall be covered by amendments of order of certification as the case may be.
c. Physical Examination Report, AFPATB results and Command
Clearance issued by Maj Svc Intel Office should not expire on the date of appointment or allowing three months processing
period, from the date it shall be submitted to soliciting Maj Service Reserve Command.
d. Age limit of applicants shall not exceed three months
processing period from the date it shall be submitted.
e. Original copy of physical report, AFPAWTB, Command Clearance,
accomplished application form and affidavit should be submitted and all other xerox copies documents are duly authenticated
by a JAGS officer.
Applications for joining the reserves are initially processed and
reviewed at the reserve centers located in the major cities of the country. Officer commissionship applications go all the
way from the major service commands to the Office of the President before approval. Major service command headquarters approve
applications for enlisted personnel.
Reserve centers will have personnel willing to provide assistance
to applicants interested in joining the reserves.