Hurlburt Field prepares for FY14 Force Management programs

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  • By Col. William West
  • 1st Special Operations Wing
The Air Force is implementing a number of force management initiatives, some we have seen in the past and some we are seeing for the first time. There will be two phases, voluntary and non-voluntary.

The early announcement of these programs provides transparency and affords each member time to understand their options and make informed decisions on the future of their service.

Below is a list of each planned program. The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron will be hosting Town Hall meetings this week to explain the force management programs and answer questions.

The Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management programs include the following:

· Active Duty Service Commitment and Time in Grade waivers
· Palace Chase
· Temporary Early Retirement Authority
· Date of Service Rollback (eligibility not based on Air Force Specialty Codes)
· Voluntary Separation Pay
· Quality Force Review Board (eligibility not based on AFSCs)
· Retention Boards (senior airman through chief master sergeant)

· ADSC and TIG waivers
· Palace Chase
· Eight-year v. 10-year commissioned service for retirement
· Selective Early Retirement Board
· Voluntary Separation Pay
· Force Shaping Board
· Reduction in Force Board
· Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board

Town Hall meetings are scheduled at the King Auditorium to inform you on these impending programs. I urge you to attend one of these briefings, consider the impact, and discuss them with your families. You can also take advantage of the Military Personnel Section, Airman and Family Readiness Center, and other available resources in the event you become eligible for any of these programs.

Dec. 18: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 19: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 19: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Dec. 20: 8:30 to 10 a.m.