Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a summary of most commonly asked questions. If you still have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the Operational Support Office.

The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) arrives at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island during its maiden voyage from Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine.
The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) arrives at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island during its maiden voyage from Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine. The port visit marks Zumwalt’s first stop before the ship ultimately sails to her new homeport of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl/Released)

FAQ for NWC Staff and Faculty

This FAQ page is intended as a guide for Naval War College Staff and Faculty wishing to utilize Reserve support, as well as those who may have Reserve students. Questions that are not adequately answered here may be addressed to the Operational Support Officer at 401-841-4068.

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How does the Operational Support Officer prioritize support requests?

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I disagree with my prioritization/the level of support you are providing me. How can I appeal for more support?

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Why am I being told that my event cannot be supported or cannot be supported completely?

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How do you solicit Reserve support for events?

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Are there limitations on the number of Reservists I can request?

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Are there limits to the duration of Reserve support that I can request?

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My event can't happen without Reserve support and you're telling me I can't have what I need. What can I do?

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Can I request a specific person to support my event?

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Can I recruit my own support for my requirement?

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I provided a by name request for my event and you're not providing that individual. Why is that?

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Really, my by name request is the only person that can meet my requirement. Can I have them?

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Do you vet Reservists for appropriate security clearances?

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I requested a Reservist for a specific task, but now I need him/her for another task. Can I reassign Reservists during an event?

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Reservists assigned to me are staying on base, but the galley is awfully far away. Can I get them Proportional Meal Rate (PMR) so that they can get more allowance for meals off base?

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If one of my Reservists will miss meals during my event, how do I ensure that they receive PMR?

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One of my Reservists in injured or ill. What medical care is he/she entitled to?

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One of my Reservists has an urgent requirement from his/her civilian employer. Can I authorize special liberty in order for the member to deal with this?

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My Reservist is concerned that his/her inability to do work for his/her civilian employer while on orders may adversely affect their employment. How should I address this concern?

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