Airmen were informed of force management reshaping options during a town hall meeting here July 31.
A general explanation of the voluntary force management program and the temporary early retirement authority program
was discussed. The programs reduce overmanned career fields after an 18-year high in retention rates.
“These force management tools have been created to meet congressionally mandated end strengths,” said Capt. Scott Simoneaux, 786th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight commander.
Retention rates of service members are high, said Simoneaux. The expected separation percentage of service members has declined, and creates a situation where incentives are now being offered to bring the Air Force closer to reach end strength goals.
“The temporary early retirement authority program began accepting applications July 29 and will continue to accept applications until Aug. 19,” said Simoneaux. “Other important dates to remember are approval or disapproval by Air Force Personnel Center by Aug. 31, members will be notified by Sept. 1, and the member would have to retire by Nov. 1.”
Information regarding force management programs is available on the Air Force Portal under the myPers tab and searching “force management” in the search field.
To contact the 786th FSS MPF career development section about force management options, call 480-2777 for appointments or walk-in hours.