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 Selective early retirement board to be held July 19-23 at Air Force Personnel Center
 Colonels and lieutenant colones may avoid board by applying to retire by June 28, 2010
 Board will consider LAF, JA, MSC, and chaplain corps O-5s and O-6s who qualify
 Officers are responsible for reviewing their records and ensuring information is current
 Board may select up to 30 percent of eligible officers at the time of the board.
Selective early retirement board to be held in July

Posted 6/1/2010   Updated 6/1/2010 Email story   Print story


by 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

6/1/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas  -- Air Force leaders will hold a selective early retirement board here July 19-23 to consider select officers who must retire by Jan. 1, 2011, or upon retirement eligibility.

The SERB is part of the Air Force's expanded force management measures announced in March.

Colonels and lieutenant colonels may avoid the board by submitting applications for voluntary retirement by June 28, 2010, and establishing a retirement date of May 1, 2011, or earlier.

The board will consider officers for retirement in the ranks of colonel and lieutenant colonel in line of the Air Force, judge advocate, medical science corps, and chaplain competitive categories.

Colonels with four or more years time in grade and lieutenant colonels deferred for promotion at least twice who do not have an approved voluntary retirement date, are not on a promotion list, or do not have a mandatory retirement date will be considered.

The board members will make their decisions based on review of each officer's retention recommendation form, the officer selection brief, decoration citations, and training and performance reports using a process similar to the promotion selection board process.

All eligible officers will be able to review their RRFs and their officer pre-selection briefs prior to the board convening date. Officers are responsible for reviewing their records for accuracy and ensuring information is up to date.

The board may select for early retirement up to 30 percent of the eligible officers at the time of the board. If an officer is selected by the SERB for early retirement, Air Force Personnel Center officials will establish a mandatory retirement date of Jan. 1, 2011, or upon the first date of the month after becoming retirement eligible.

SERB-eligible officers remain available for Air Expeditionary Force deployments until an established retirement date limits their availability. Deployed officers may pursue voluntary retirement actions to avoid meeting the SERB.

AFPC officials will announce the board results in September.

For more information please contact your servicing military personnel section or call the Total Force Service Center toll-free at (800) 525-0102. You can also visit the officer retirements Web page of AFPC's personnel services website at and click on FY 10/FY 11 Force Management Programs.

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