URCs & Supervisors


The Unit Reserve Coordinator (URC) acts as primary conduit between the individual reservist (IR), active duty supervisor, commander, commander’s support staff, and the Readiness and Integration Organization (RIO). The URC position provides continuity and stability to the active component unit’s IR program. Appointed URCs must be an active duty military member, a civilian, or government contractor equivalent. IRs are not to be designated URCs. 

URCs assist the active component unit commander ensuring that each IR has a supervisor appointed and that requisite training is being conducted and documented. They maintain and update IR management folders and the program continuity binder, ensuring all data is current. URCs assist the commander’s support staff with ensuring that IRs are in compliance with USAF commander’s programs such as weight management, physical fitness programs, drug testing, etc. They also ensure all assigned and attached IMAs are identified on base- level rosters and ensure all rosters are up-to-date. They may act as organization’s point of contact for all newly assigned IRs and provide welcome packages and points of contact.

URCs maintain current personal information on assigned IRs to assist during possible recall notifications.

*NOTE: URC must notify the detachment when they are no longer appointed as a URC


URC Guide & Quick Guides

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Enlisted Promotions Quick Guide graphic link UPMR Management Quick Guide graphic link URC Recognition Program thumbnail link
Some of these recordings are on YouTube, which is currently blocked on .mil systems. You can access those videos from a personal computer or smartphone from this site.


IMAs are assigned to active component units, so their AC supervisors are an vital to their success.  This page will continue to be updated with training and information to assist AC supervisors with managing their IMAs' careers. 

In an effort to strengthen the lines of communication from HQ RIO to the AC supervisors, we have set up a way for the IMA (or you, the supervisor) to add your email to a mailing list.  You will receive periodic updates and communication that relate to the supervisor's role in managing an IMA.  

Need more information on how to effectively supervise an IMA?  Take our Supervising IMA course, which can be found in our RIO Learning Experiences.

RIO Learning Experiences

There are a few guides that will assist you.  The first is the IR Guide, which covers everything in detail.  In addition to the IR Guide, HQ RIO has published a number of Quick Guides aimed at providing you step-by-step "how tos" for common tasks.  You can access all of these using the buttons at the right, but here are a few that are of particular help to supervisors.


RIO Connect

RIO Connect phoneApple Store link to downloadGoogle Play Store download link


Graphic link The Guide for Individual Reservists page

Quick Guides page graphic link