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I had issues with my previous unit obtaining an LoR simply because they weren’t positive what was meant by “first” and “second” level UCMJ authority. Before I go shaking trees for my package at my new unit could some one clarify who specifically are the minimums from my chain of command for LORs. I know at least my Squadron Commander (O-5 currently), would the second level be considered my Group Commander? Thanks in advance. 
 

-Joshua

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In AF speak, it is whoever is afforded "G-series" orders and/or the officers to sign off on your EPR. It should start with your FLT/CC, but it can also start with the SQ/CC and then the GP/CC in a traditional WG-GP-SQ structure. The GP/CC is usually quite removed from you, so it is in your best interests to get as close to people you work with on a more frequent basis.

You just need to check how your unit is structured. I had a weird ass structure for my LORs where my first line was an O-6 (Division Chief) and another O-6 (Commander) as the second. Some others may have a 1-star as the first line.

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12 hours ago, parking said:

In AF speak, it is whoever is afforded "G-series" orders and/or the officers to sign off on your EPR. It should start with your FLT/CC, but it can also start with the SQ/CC and then the GP/CC in a traditional WG-GP-SQ structure. The GP/CC is usually quite removed from you, so it is in your best interests to get as close to people you work with on a more frequent basis.

You just need to check how your unit is structured. I had a weird ass structure for my LORs where my first line was an O-6 (Division Chief) and another O-6 (Commander) as the second. Some others may have a 1-star as the first line.

That’s inline with what I thought. Luckily I have a small Squadron and Group so should be obtainable. Only issue is I got here in February and then the virus struck so we’ve been working from home. Hard to get face time that way

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Check within your squadron to see if your commander has a CGO also within the squadron on G-Series orders.  We've got one random Captain on G-series who can act/sign for the commander- that would be your applicable Company Grade authority.  Otherwise, Sqdn/Group should work.  I fell into a weird spot and my LORs are a Marine O-5 (Opcon) and my Squadron Commander (Adcon). 

I know others have used Flight CC/Squadron CC regardless of UCMJ authority.  It seems like they'll take a lot of things depending on your recruiter. 

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