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The 2011A Lieutenant Colonel Line of Air Force and Medical Services Corps and Major MSC Central Selection Boards selected 1,171 majors and 75 captains for promotion.
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Air Force announces selections to lieutenant colonel and major

Posted 6/15/2011   Updated 6/15/2011 Email story   Print story


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6/15/2011 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas  -- The 2011A Lieutenant Colonel Line of Air Force and Medical Services Corps and Major MSC Central Selection Boards selected 1,171 majors and 75 captains for promotion.

The entire list can be found at the below locations.

The boards considered 6,438 majors and 83 captains for promotion. The results of the boards are as follows:

Selection statistics in-the-promotion zone for lieutenant colonel:
LAF - 992 selected from 1,318 considered for 75.3 percent select rate

Selection statistics above-the-promotion zone for lieutenant colonel:
LAF - 17 selected from 1,636 considered for 1 percent select rate

Selection statistics below-the-promotion zone for lieutenant colonel:
LAF - 112 selected from 3,285 considered for 3.4 percent select rate

Selection statistics in-the-promotion zone for lieutenant colonel:
MSC - 44 selected from 58 considered for 75.9 percent select rate

Selection statistics above-the-promotion zone for lieutenant colonel:
MSC - 1 selected from 21 considered for 4.8 percent select rate

Selection statistics below-the-promotion zone for lieutenant colonel:
MSC - 5 selected from 120 considered for 4.2 percent select rate

Selection statistics in-the-promotion zone for major:
MSC - 75 selected from 78 considered for 96.2 percent select rate

Selection statistics above-the-promotion zone for major:
MSC - 0 selected from 5 considered for 0 percent select rate

8/7/2011 3:40:38 PM ET
Any advice for those of us passed over IPZ who will have 14 years and 11 months of service time effective upon expected release of next year's results in June 2012 I understand perhaps incorrectly 15 years is the cutoff for continuation or early retirement.Agree with Not Continued that some funny business is going on with promotions. Why were folks who can barely pass a fitness test who have never deployed and cannot fire a weapon to save their lives promoted ahead of guys who have a history of hard work and accomplishment
7/7/2011 12:30:58 AM ET
Flying High--thanks for the tutorial but you're off base. I was a 2010 MAJCOM annual award winner selected for a 2nd consecutive squadron command subsequently cancelled due to non-continuation named the top leader in my SOS Class and I score 100 on every PT test. As a National Merit Scholar out of high school--top half of one percent academically nationally--I've been high performing by any objective measure. For you to insinuate that those not continued weren't quality officers is offensive and uninformed. Good order and discipline have to work both ways--the AF needs to deliver on its commitments to its people in order to maintain the trust of future generations of leaders.
Not Continued, CONUS
7/5/2011 5:14:08 PM ET
Come on folks it's not about checking the boxes with IDE AAD Staff or deployments. It's about sustained performance over a career. The AF's concern isn't about having a warm body doing the job it's about having the right high performing person in the job. Our AF and country deserve the best folks to solve the tough challenges of today and tomorrow. The AF doesn't owe anyone a retirement check. The main reason the AF retained the 600 VSP apps was because these folks were quality officers. If you haven't figured it out the AF wants the best talent for the dollar. You'd do the same for your family. 1010 CC's would much rather have 1 HPO as opposed to 3-4 APZ officers.
Flying High, Virginia
7/2/2011 2:12:02 PM ET
Those of us who have been passed over can only blame ourselves since our PRFs were not as good as those who did make it, fair and simple. Good luck if you only receive a P and not a DP. Once you get passed over, plan on getting a blank PRF turned in and be happy with still getting a P. If all the 0-5s who have 20 would depart and not stay in to 26 years then every passed-over 0-4 from this board would have likely made it. We are now hurting 0-3s from making 0-4 so the honorable thing is just to depart now to help those who have a better chance. We are now part of the problem and only by leaving can we be part of the solution. Good luck for us all in today's job market. If you need a crutch, go to your religion and family but never to a vice since no vice has ever helped anyone. Vice's can only hurt you.
More Dead Weight, CONUS
7/2/2011 2:06:29 PM ET
Do not complain to your Congressman since it is Congress that sets our force levels. If you complain it will fall on deaf ears since if they force many of us out. It will lower military expenses. I checked into Blue-to-Green, since they recently changed, now will accept up to 0-4s. Where the USA will possibly accept you if you are passed over the USAF, AFI will not let you apply because you are passed over so who in their right mind would apply if they were not passed over?
More Dead Weight, CONUS
7/1/2011 11:47:52 AM ET
Write your Congressmen. DODI and 10 USC references for your letter are10 USC 638a. More officers were recommended for discharge than the Secretary of the Air Force can specify be recommended for discharge to a continuation selection board. Because there has been no decrease in the congressionally-mandated end strength for FY 2011 compared to FY 2010, the number that could be recommended for discharge instead of selected for continuation is 0.10 -- USC 637 as Implemented by DoDI 1320.08. The Air Force did not select majors for continuation of duty who had no derogatory information in their official personnel record. -- 10 USC Section 647 -- As part of its force management program the Air Force selected for involuntary discharge officers who have completed more than six years of commissioned service. -- 10 USC Section 1181 and 1185 as Implemented by DoDI 1332.30. The Air Force exceeded its authority to discharge officers when there is a need to reduce the number of officers to meet
Not Continued, CONUS
6/21/2011 11:36:11 PM ET
Integrity first Service before self Excellence in all we do... Guess those core values only matter some of the time. How about those officers that were non-continued...RIF'd...and never given the opportunity to elect force shaping options.On March 17 2011 Air Force Lt Gen Jones Dep Chief of Staff Manpower Personnel and Services provided the following information to the House Subcommittee on Armed Services As the majority of our over strength is within our officer corps we continue to expand force management initiatives through FY12. For FY11 we will conduct a Force Shaping Board for junior officers a Reduction in Force-RIF Board for mid-grade officers and Selective Early Retirement Boards-SERB for lieutenant colonels and colonels. Mid-grade officers eligible for the RIF Board will have the opportunity to apply for voluntary separation pay in lieu of meeting the board. Likewise lieutenant colonels and colonels will have the opportunity to voluntarily retire in
Broken Arrow, CONUS
6/21/2011 1:55:59 AM ET
And oh by the way the selective continuation letter that was posted on the promotions website indicated that majors would be continued. It mentioned nothing about the possibility of non-continuation. If that had been mentioned when it was posted months ago I could have at least planned for the possibility vs coming in to work one day and finding out I've got 5 and a half months to get out.
Also no continued, Pacific
6/20/2011 7:28:59 PM ET
As a rated officer I found out 17 Jun 11 of my non-continuation. My mandatory seperation date is 30 Nov 11 and at that point in time I will have 15.5 yrs of service. My squares were filled for my IPZ Masters and IDE complete. I was told on 20 Jun 11 that 66 percent of the individuals considered for continuation were denied and that this was due to force shaping policies. As others have written I also find it difficult to understand 600 people being refused VSP to then later involuntarily seperate individuals who are part of a critically manned year groupAFSC.
Info, Conus
6/20/2011 6:13:07 PM ET
If you were not selected for continuation or think this is not a good policy contact your CongressmanSenator and complain. Go to ot and enter your zip code in the top right corner to find out who to contact. We can still make a difference and with any luck reverse this decision.
Capo, USA
6/18/2011 12:07:20 PM ET
So the AF will deny 600 voluntary separations for officers between 6 and 9 years of service and then less than two months later boot officers at the 15 to 16 year point It's been a real slice, big blue but only a fool would spend near two decades constantly away family in harms way only to be thrown out like a used tissue just short of retirement. I will be taking my pilot training and MBA elsewhere the moment I hit my ADSC.
6/18/2011 7:42:23 AM ET
i was just passed over on the Lt Col board. Now I'm worried about continuation. Yes, I have two more boards until that happens but I fear that my carefully laid retirement job plan is in jeopardy. Good luck to those non-continued.
Worried, GA
6/17/2011 9:22:50 PM ET
You can thank the Obama Administration for the non-continuing policy as well as SecDef Gates and CJCS ADM Mullen for not standing up for the troops. They say they stand for the troops but their actions tell otherwise.
Michael, South Florida
6/17/2011 6:59:18 PM ET
I would encourage all involuntarily separated majors with clean records to call their Congressmen Although the AF has a legal means of separating those passed over it raises questions of how ethical it really is especially when almost 600 officers volunteer to separate and were then denied the process. For an entity that puts an emphasis on integrity, the involuntary separation of fully qualified majors who desire to serve their country is offensive.
reservist, CONUS
6/17/2011 1:47:39 PM ET
Did anyone get selective continuation this year?
anonymous, CONUS
6/17/2011 1:44:41 PM ET
I was also selected for squadron command and had my assignment cancelled due to non-continuation. I simply can't understand the ethics of why two months ago the AF turned down hundreds of applications for the VSP and has now chosen to separate fully qualified officers within 5 years of retirement. Past officers with Article 15 actions will reap a retirement for the rest of their lives and we get nothing but thank you for your service Please Congress, overturn this egregiously unethical policy decision.
Not Continued, CONUS
6/17/2011 12:22:09 PM ET
Wow, I didn't know promotion rates to Lt Col were above 80 percent. Basically show up to work and get promoted. TSgt was just over 24 percent this year; slight disconnect maybe?
me, here
6/17/2011 12:01:41 AM ET
Two JET taskings in Afghanistan: 1 x 365 and 1 x 187. I was selected as a squadron commander for 5 months for a rifted officer and rewarded with non-continuation. My career field is on a 1 to 1 dwell and I'm fully deployable. My household goods were picked up for a now-canceled PCS and the family is sleeping on air mattresses. DODI states officers within 6 years of retirement should be continued to 20 but it looks like someone made a corporate decision. Oh, the paperwork I received states I can't appeal the decision...
Not Continued, CONUS
6/16/2011 4:25:21 PM ET
Too much emphasis is placed on the 9 lines of the PRF, especially if the senior rater doesn't know how to write. I was APZ for this board but had a much stronger PRF than IPZ. Unfortunately, in the Air Force, you only get one bite at the apple. After that initial non-selection, the chances of getting promoted are infinitesimal. I'd gladly separate and start a new career but why turn down a lifelong pension and benefits?
Not Selected, MA
6/15/2011 4:21:37 PM ET
What are the statistics for those officers that were not offered continuation When was the last time it was decided to force out officers with 15 years serviceIf I recall correctly there were a number of officers who wanted to get out earlier this year but were not permitted to separate. Now I am guessing most of those officers not offered continuation would rather stay in the Air Force.
Just Wondering, Worldwide
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