HomeNewsArticle Display

Two-cycle officer assignment system means more time for Airmen, families to make career decisions

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- In a move toward a more efficient and transparent process, the Air Force’s Personnel Center is transitioning the Air Force Officer Assignment System from three to two cycles. This modification will allow more time for interaction and communication between officers, billet owners, commanders and assignment teams.

Fifty subject-matter experts from a cross section of all officer Air Force Specialty Codes collaborated to develop the two-cycle assignment timeline, which provides important benefits to both Airmen and commanders, said Maj. Derek Rankin, Assignment Programs deputy branch chief at AFPC.

“The transition will not change the assignment process, but it will expand the assignment advertisement windows to the field and increase the amount of advanced notification officers and their families receive prior to their moves,” Rankin said. “With expanded windows of assignment advertising, Airmen now have more time and a wider spectrum of visibility to make decisions that impact both their family lives and careers.”

Additionally, commanders and billet owners will see the reduction of one vulnerable-mover-list, lessening their workload and increasing the time for assignment discussions with Airmen throughout the cycles. However, AFPC will still move the same number of Airmen as required throughout the year.

The optimized two-cycle system is comprised of a "Summer – report dates in June through September" cycle and a "Winter – report dates in October through May” cycle.

According to Rankin, the two-cycle assignment system will commence with the Winter “transition cycle" this month to establish the two-cycle time-line. Once AFPC gets to a steady state for two cycles, the following year’s Winter cycle will begin each February.

For more information on the assignment process, visit the active duty Officer Assignments page on myPers from a CAC-enabled computer, or select “Active Duty Officer” from the myPers dropdown menu and search “Officer Assignment.”

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit myPers. Eligible individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
We're going #LIVE as #CMSAF Wright speaks at #ASC18. Watch on our Facebook page at 10:45 a.m. EDT:… https://t.co/LIc3O6CdiW
Our own @AstroHague will launch into #Space in less than a month! https://t.co/RaQsXp14NP
In order to support the NDS, the Air Force We Need will require a restructure of our expeditionary force structure.… https://t.co/O63bDWHAbC
RT @AF_Academy: The #CaptainMarvel trailer is finally here. Now, we're not saying we make superheroes but she's not wearing a @WestPoint_US
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: To ensure our 386 Operational Squadrons are trained, equipped and ready to fight, we will depend on the entire Air For…
RT @AFSpace: Honored to have @VP Pence & @SecAFOfficial visit the #AFSPC booth today on the #AFBday! They met some of our amazing AFSPC Air…
RT @Yankees: Tonight, we celebrated the @usairforce's 71st Birthday with: - Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from J…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Preparing for the future with the Air Force We Need. #ViciousHarmony #ASC18 https://t.co/detSNKBxaj
RT @AETCommand: HAPPENING NOW: A 12th Flying Training Wing T-6 Texan II crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall at approximately 4 p.m. today. The…
Mrs. Wright on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: The secret is, communicate & manage expectations… https://t.co/3yXFKn4EQg
#CMSAF on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Communication is the key. Maybe reading the 5 Love Lan… https://t.co/4roQsFIPIv
.@CSAF21Spouse: I love the unique culture we have a as a #military, how the spouses take care of each other, & how… https://t.co/EP5MC6Koid
.@SecAFOfficial on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Humor is underrated in relationships. Being a… https://t.co/QscPEobbAQ
.@GenDaveGoldfein on how to be successful & maintain marriage & family: Be present when you’re off work and spendin… https://t.co/DZyG9l8nw9
.@GenDaveGoldfein on improving access to quality education for #milkids:Consider partnering w/them to allow student… https://t.co/nrwyzyl73Y
.@GenDaveGoldfein on improving access to quality education for #milkids: Commanders, think about your relationships… https://t.co/geZBKBfUeI
.@SecAFOfficial: One of the first things we did was this joint letter to Governors. There are two things we let the… https://t.co/taquHRqgGB