Updated: September 1, 2016
Are you an honorably discharged Navy Veteran currently serving in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or a member of a Navy Reserve unit as a Selected Reserve (SELRES), and you are looking for options to get back in uniform full time? Or, are you getting close to getting out of the Navy, but would love the opportunity to continue to remain in uniform and work near your home town? If so, then the CANREC program may be just what you are looking for.
The Navy Reserve Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC) program is designed primarily as a temporary recall program for production recruiters to execute the Navy Reserve recruiting mission. The program is open for enlisted (E-4 through E-6) and officers (O-1 through O-3).
Eligible CANREC personnel who excel in their assignment may make application to the Full Time Support (FTS) program through the Navy Reserve Career Recruiting Force program.
Who can apply? From BUPERSINST 1001.40B;
- a. Eligibility: Personnel applying for voluntary recall in the CANREC program must meet the below-listed criteria. Once approved for CANREC, there is no guarantee of future conversion to the FTS program.
- (1) Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.
- (2) Applicants must reside within 50 miles of their assigned billet.
- (3) Applicant must be under contract within the following programs:
- b. Selected Reserve (SELRES). Applicants must obtain Unit CO endorsement and meet all program requirements.
- c. Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). Applicants must obtain favorable recommendation from the commanding officer (CO) of the nearest Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) and meet all
- d. Active personnel. Applicants are eligible to apply within 90 days prior to their End of Active Obligated Service (EAOS). All program requirements must be met prior to execution of orders. If approved, applicant will be issued orders for CANREC duty commencing not sooner than 31 days following EAOS. This 31 day break in service is required. Member must submit application via the Navy Recruiting District (NRD) responsible for the assigned billet.
Note: The requirement to reside within 50 miles from assigned billet is not necessary at the time of application; however, member must reside within 50 miles of assigned billet prior to executing orders.
Other restrictions such as High Year Tenure, police involvement, and being able to pass a physical among others exist – please see other requirements and the full instruction for more detail and specifics.
To start the application process, contact the Navy Recruiting District or Navy Operational Support Center closest to where you wish to be stationed.
Note: Be advised that each NRD has limited openings.