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AF announces squadron commander candidates

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- More than 980 officers from 29 career fields were selected by development teams as 2016 support, logistics, materiel leader, training, recruiting and medical commander candidates.

"This is a highly competitive selection process," said Joseph Marchino, Air Force Personnel Center assignment officer. "Development teams carefully reviewed all aspects of officers' records, duty history, demonstrated leadership ability, professional development and permanent change of station eligibility in identifying the most qualified candidates available for command."

For more specific career field requirements, officers should refer to the appropriate career field page on the myPers website.

"Selected candidates have demonstrated traits essential for leading Airman to day-to-day operational success," Marchino said. "Additionally, squadron commanders are the best positioned to recognize and develop the talents and skills of their personnel for future leadership opportunities."

Wing hiring officials, major command functional managers and AFPC assignment teams will use the candidate list to fill projected 2016 squadron commander vacancies, with those selection results tentatively planned for release in December.

"It is important to note, not all officers on the candidate lists will get command assignments,” Marchino said. “Development teams typically select more qualified officers than projected vacancies to account for a variety of unprojected events which occur throughout the year."

Candidates not selected for command will remain on this list, unless removed for one of a variety of reasons, such as selected for another assignment opportunity, until superseded by next year's results.

Candidate lists have been posted on the myPers website.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.

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