Officers, civilians selected for developmental education opportunity Published Nov. 25, 2014 By Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The 2014 Intermediate, Senior, and Civilian Developmental Education Designation Board held Oct. 21 selected 796 officers and 150 civilians for intermediate and senior developmental education, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Nov. 24. "Developmental education supports the continuum of education necessary to develop strategic leaders who will ensure the future force is trained, equipped and ready for the challenges ahead. As a result, selection is a very competitive and deliberate process," said Master Sgt. Kimberlyn Smith, the AFPC military developmental education superintendent. This year, 10,466 eligible officers were considered for 796 slots. Selection for civilian intermediate and senior developmental education slots is also very competitive, and from 487 candidates, 123 primary and 27 alternates were selected, according to Loretta Brown, with the AFPC Civilian Force Integration Directorate Leadership Development branch. In addition to IDE and SDE, the Air Force also selected civilian Airmen for basic developmental education. BDE selections for Civilian Acculturation and Leadership Training, Squadron Officer School, Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program, Education with Industry and the Air Command and Staff College Online Master's Program are vetted through the career field and developmental teams for final selections. "All DE selections are based on employees' potential to help guide the Air Force toward mission accomplishment," Brown said. "These developmental opportunities are critical to ensure civilian leaders are fully-integrated in leadership and decision-making teams." Airmen selected for IDE and SDE will attend advanced training and senior leader development programs including Air War College, the Executive Leadership Development Program and more. For more information about developmental education opportunities and to see the list of selectees, go to myPers, select "Search All Components" from the drop down menu and enter "CY14 Intermediate and Senior Developmental Education (IDE/SDE) Designation Board and Civilian Developmental Education (CDE) Designation Board Results" in the search window. Air Force retirees who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.