ANG launches new DSD vacancy website

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Mark Wyatt
  • 157th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Airmen in any status are now eligible to look for opportunities outside their technical specialty at critical points in their career on the new Air National Guard's Developmental Special Duties website. The website will post opportunities for Airmen to challenge themselves and gain unique experience as leaders, managers and communicators.

Current vacancies can be found at

"Our enlisted members now have a great opportunity to expand their professional horizons," said 157th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Lawrence. "There are now six Air Force Developmental Special Duty assignments that Air National Guard enlisted members may apply for."

The chief added that these DSDs allow the ANG's 91,000 Airmen an opportunity to serve in the Air Force in a variety of critical, high impact assignments.

"Airmen have always had a major impact on the Total Force mission; this new DSD process will expand that mission impact even more," he said.

Airmen in the ANG have the opportunity to serve in DSD positions both within the state and on extended active duty as: academy military training NCOs, professional military education instructors, first sergeants, military training instructors, military training leaders, recruiters and specialty training instructors identified with a T-prefix.

"Whether it's a military training instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas or a technical training instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Airmen will have an immediate and lasting impact on scores of Total Force Airmen," the command chief said. "These DSDs are reserved for our very best Air national Guard enlisted members."

The program was first introduced to active duty Airmen in July 2013 as part of a reshaping initiative.

"DSD positions impact Airmen at every level," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody. "We must ensure the right Airmen are in these special positions."

According to Lawrence, if members think they have what it takes to thrive in one of these exciting assignments Airmen should work with their chain of command to apply.

"I encourage members to apply for DSD positions at the unit, state and national level in drill status and Active Guard and Reserve status," said Lawrence.

The Chief's Group has been designated as the points of contact for the Developmental Special Duty program.

For those seeking further information on the program are asked to seek out a chief.