Third DOS rollback takes effect

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  • By Tech. Sgt. David A. Jablonski
  • Air Force Print News
As a part of force shaping, Air Force personnel officials have implemented a third enlisted date of separation rollback.

The program “rolls back” the date of separation of enlisted Airmen with specific re-enlistment eligibility codes, or assignment availability codes. These Airmen will have less than 14 years or more than 20 years of service at the time of separation.

The established DOS is no later than May 15, and it affects all Air Force specialties with the following eligibility or assignment availability codes.

Eligibility codes:

-- 2X, denied re-enlistment.

-- 3D, declined permanent change of station.

-- 3E, declined training.

-- 4H, serving suspended punishment pursuant to Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

-- 4I, serving on the control roster.

Assignment availability codes:

-- AAC09, Airmen declined to extend or re-enlist for retainability for PCS, or temporary duty.

-- AAC10, denied re-enlistment.

Retirement-eligible Airmen may retire according to established procedures. Their effective retirement date will be May 1.

“The DOS rollback is part of our force shaping initiative,” said Lt. Gen. Roger A. Brady, Air Force deputy chief of staff for personnel.

“It’s important to make the tough calls when it comes to these retention decisions as it ensures we maintain only the highest caliber Airmen on the team while we continue drawing down our over-strength,” General Brady said. “Each commander plays a vital role in helping us reach our goal.”

Air Force Personnel Center officials will forward rosters of affected personnel and instructions to all military personnel flights. People with these codes will require commanders to determine if retention is warranted, and change the codes as authorized, officials said.

More information about the rollback and force-shaping initiatives is available online at