Selective early retirement board to be held in July

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force leaders will hold a selective early retirement board here July 19 through July 23 to consider select officers who must retire by Jan. 1, 2011, or upon retirement eligibility.

The SERB is part of Air Force officials’ expanded force management measures announced in March.

Colonels and lieutenant colonels may avoid the board by submitting applications for voluntary retirement by June 28, and establishing a retirement date of May 1, 2011, or earlier.

The board will consider officers for retirement in the ranks of colonel and lieutenant colonel in line of the Air Force, judge advocate, medical science corps, and chaplain competitive categories.

Colonels with four or more years time in grade and lieutenant colonels deferred for promotion at least twice who do not have an approved voluntary retirement date, are not on a promotion list, or do not have a mandatory retirement date will be considered.

The board members will make their decisions based on review of each officer’s retention recommendation form, the officer selection brief, decoration citations, and training and performance reports using a process similar to the promotion selection board process.

All eligible officers will be able to review their RRFs and their officer pre-selection briefs prior to the board’s convening date. Officers are responsible for reviewing their records for accuracy and ensuring information is up to date.

The board may select up to 30 percent of the eligible officers for early retirement at the time of the board. If an officer is selected by the SERB for early retirement, Air Force Personnel Center officials will establish a mandatory retirement date of Jan. 1, 2011, or upon the first date of the month after becoming retirement eligible.

SERB-eligible officers remain available for air expeditionary force deployments until an established retirement date limits their availability. Deployed officers may pursue voluntary retirement actions to avoid meeting the SERB.

AFPC officials will announce the board results in September.

For more information call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102, or visit the officer retirements Web page of AFPC’s personnel services website at and click on FY 10/FY 11 Force Management Programs.