Air Force Special Duty Assignments

We’re intentionally putting this into action now to ensure availability during our upcoming 2018 summer cycle moves.” AFPC officer assignment teams have begun updating assignments for the summer assignment cycle.The assignment update for the enlisted assignment cycle will occur on Jan. The advance notification only applies to the initial assignment.

Kelly advised the commander advance notification is not the same as the official assignment notification.

Official assignment notification occurs on day eight when the Airman receives the notification email, logs into virtual MPF and acknowledges receipt.

After that period, when we start looking for individuals if we find them qualified, we will start making those assignments and we would rather a Marine go to a place they wanted to go," Brilakis said.

Andrea Themely (left), 80th Flying Training Wing commander, talks to Lt. The initiative, led by Air Education and Training Command Commander Lt. Steven Kwast, will rely on different technologies to make a more efficient pathway for the Air Force to train and create pilots.

Commanders may withdraw authorization to wear the ribbon for those Airmen who are eliminated from the special duty assignment for disciplinary reasons. Completion of Recruiting duties on/after 4 September 2014 will be recognized with an Air Force Special Duty Ribbon. The navy has their own version, about 12 years ago the Marines approved seperate ribbons for Drill Instructors, Marine Security Guards and Recruiters and just approved one for Combat training instructors; I don't know if the Army. At first glance I thought this was a solution looking for a problem, but it appears this is replacing existing ribbons and now includes additional special duty assignments.

An Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded for successful completion of additional or consecutive special duty assignments. Graduates of the MTI School on/after 4 September 2014 will be recognized with an Air Force Special Duty Ribbon upon successful completion of a tour of duty as an MTI. These members may be authorized permanent wear of the AFBMTIR. The Air Force Recruiter Ribbon was established to recognize officer (83R0) and enlisted (8R000) personnel who perform the challenging duty of Air Force Recruiting from 21 June 2000 to 3 September 2014. Effective 4 September 2014, the AFRR is no longer authorized to be awarded. The 36-month tour length requirement for the AFRR is waived for members who served at least 24 months in a recruiting duty on 3 September 2014. The people that run the awards/dec program have lost their effin minds, again...

The AFSDR may be awarded to members of the other Services after successful completion of a qualifying special duty assignment. Nominations will be submitted on the AF Form 104 and verified by the commander, to the servicing military personnel flight. I don’t think the new ribbon carries any points towards promotion with it, so what real value does it provide the enlisted member?

Commanders may grant waivers to the tour length requirement if an individual cannot complete the tour for a valid reason. On the heels of the new nuclear operations ribbon, are ribbons becoming a quick fix to demonstrate leadership is attempting to address problems?

20, 2017, about the opportunity he will have as the first detachment commander of a new unit called Pilot Training Next.

Colborn was hand-picked for the position and will take leadership of the Austin, Texas-based detachment.


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