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Regular to Reserve Commission Appointment Panel

Regular officers desiring Reserve commissions who meet the criteria specified within COMDTINST M1000.3A, Article 1.G.2.a may apply via this Appointment Panel.

Application Package Requirements

Submit all application packages and queries to: IDPL Designation Query

  • Written request for a Reserve Commission in CG standard memo format (template linked below)
  • Approved OPM Separation Authorization
  • Retention Physical documented on a DD-2697 containing the words "Member meets retention standards IAW COMDTINST M6000.1(series)"


**Note: If you already hold a Reserve Commission (via DCO, OCS, on EAD, etc) you do not qualify for the Regular to Reserve Panel, even if you are on Active duty and have never been a drilling reservist. In this case, you may be qualified for the Inactive Duty Promotion List (IDPL) Designation Panel that is held annually, usually in February. Any questions regarding this type of Commission held by an Officer may be directed to: Boards and Panel

Military Service Obligation (MSO)

Military Service Obligation (MSO) does not guarantee reserve affiliation. However, if a member still has a MSO requirement is offered a reserve commission, the member is obligated to accept. Involuntary separation negates a member's MSO.

R2R Appointment Panel Dates

  • September 2020: 29th - 30th
  • December 2020: 8th - 9th
  • February 2021: 1st - 5th
  • April 2021: 19th - 20th
  • June 2021: 1st - 2nd

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