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Medical, medical service corps officers will not meet RIF board

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  • By Debbie Gildea
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Air Force medical corps and medical service corps officers slated to meet the reduction in force board in October are no longer eligible for RIF consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Aug. 11.

The fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board scheduled to convene Oct. 1, 2014, will still evaluate line of the Air Force and LAF-judge advocate officers for continued retention.

Medical corps and medical service corps officers will not meet the board because enough applications from officers have been received so the Air Force does not need to hold a board for them during fiscal year 2015, said Lt. Col. John Barlett, with the AFPC operations division.

Eligible year groups/competitive categories

Airmen eligible to meet the board include LAF captains in year groups 2006 through 2008 and LAF majors in year groups 2001 through 2003, computed by total active federal commissioned service date, in specific AFSCs; unless specifically excluded. AFSCs and year groups vary depending on category, so eligible Airmen should review the matrices on the myPers website to determine if they are eligible.

The board will also consider LAF-judge advocate, or JA, officers in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 captain year groups. LAF-JA captain year groups are based on the year an officer was promoted to captain in the JA corps or, if a prior-service officer, the captain year group an officer was placed into by the Air Force JA based upon service calculations.

Eligibility exclusions

Some officers will not meet the RIF board, including the following:

- Officers with an approved date of separation on or before April 30, 2015, or who have an approved Temporary Early Retirement Authority, or TERA, retirement on or before May 1, 2015.
- Officers who because of a deployment have an approved voluntary separation pay or TERA separation date after April 30, 2015.
- Officers on a promotion list as of the board convening date.
- Officers with less than one year time-in-grade as of the board convening date.