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Enlisted attaché duty applications due Nov. 15

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Active-duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attaché duty opportunities with international affairs teams around the world must submit their applications by Nov. 15 to be considered.

The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, is accepting applications for enlisted defense attaché specialists with tour lengths ranging from 12 to 36 months and training start dates ranging from January to November 2016, said Staff Sgt. Rey Perez Cruz, the NCO in charge of joint departmental assignments.

Enlisted attaché support positions include operations coordinator and operations noncommissioned officer. Duties include managing logistics and administrative support, executing budget requirements, working various clearances, supervising foreign national staff and direct support for distinguished guest visits, Perez Cruz said.

"Attaché personnel represent the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force to the host nation government officials, and are charged with developing and maintaining harmonious and cooperative relationships between the U.S. Air Force and the host nation air force," Perez Cruz said. "They must be self-starters who are flexible, persuasive and persistent."

Applicants and all immediate family members must be U.S. citizens. In addition, service members and all accompanying family members' health, educational and special needs must be medically cleared.

Complete eligibility requirements and application instructions are available on myPers.

Air Force Personnel Center representatives will contact Airmen selected for further screening, and applications from Airmen who are not selected this cycle will be retained through the end of the cycle in the event a primary selectee is unable to fulfill the requirement.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.

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