Academy instructor duty applications due to AFPC by Sept. 24

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  • By Debbie Gildea
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Eligible active-duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy or U.S. Naval Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 24 to update their Airman Development Plan and submit their application memorandum to the Air Force Personnel Center.

The special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour. Officers must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team to compete, said Sophia Barnard, with the AFPC assignments directorate.

To be eligible applicants must be first lieutenants through lieutenant colonels with three or more years of time on station between June 1 and Dec. 1, 2015. If overseas, applicants must be eligible to return from overseas between May and December 2015. Officers in a mandatory move status must be eligible to move between June 1 and Dec.1, 2015.

Applicants must have superior performance records with no previous referral officer performance reports or unfavorable information files. A relevant master's degree or higher is required for dean of faculty positions. A master's degree or higher is not required for athletic department or preparatory school positions.

To apply, officers must prepare a memorandum identifying the department where they want to instruct and have the memos endorsed by the first colonel (06) in their chain of command. Deployed officers must have home station leadership endorsement. Once signed and endorsed, memos must be scanned and saved as Adobe© PDFs using the following name format: Core Air Force specialty code_last name_first name_ AY15_USAFA_duty.pdf (i.e., 62E_Smith_Jane_AY15_USAFA_ duty.pdf).

PDF memos must be emailed by Sept. 24 to the AFPC staff and special duty assignments branch at

For more information about Academy instructor opportunities and other personnel issues, go to the myPers website. Enter "14055" to go to the USAFA instructor duty knowledge article.