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NEWS | Aug. 13, 2018

AFPC 'roadshow' helps Team Charleston navigate assignments

By Airman 1st Class Danielle Sukhlall Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Airmen from the Air Force Personnel Center Assignment Team visited Joint Base Charleston Aug. 8-9, 2018 to educate airmen about the Enlisted Assignment Processes and Developmental Special Duties. The team held a series of briefings at the base theater on the air base.

During these briefings, subject matter experts from the Air Force Personnel Center briefed Airmen on the assignment selection process and the application process for different jobs.

“We’re trying to contact as many people as we can to spread the word on Enlisted Assignment Processes and Developmental Special Duties,” said Master Sgt. Anna Franklin, AFPC Special Duty and Developmental Special Duty assignments manager. “Our hope is that the field better understands the processes we do at AFPC and what each primary Air Force Specialty Code has going on in specific career fields.”

The AFPC Airmen educated attendees on the different opportunities the Air Force offers and provides, along with resources Airmen could use to gather more information. 

 “Ninety percent of our assignments are done through a computer system and are matched based on individuals’ records being updated and if they’re the most eligible to PCS at that time,” said Chief Master Sgt. Harold Carnley, AFPC chief of security forces assignments.  “Airmen trying to move must be qualified and eligible to move, and you must ensure your record is updated at all times.”

The mass roadshow briefs were split up into two days, inviting Airmen from all ranks to attend. Air Force Personnel Center representatives from four different AFSCs were available afterwards for a question and answer session.  More than a hundred Airmen attended the brief to learn more about assignments.

 “I just wanted to learn more about it so that if I ever came across it again, I would have an idea of what it was about,” said Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Solis, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner. “I took away being careful of time; making sure you fit into the time limit and that you have enough retention to be eligible to apply for some assignments, which is something I had no idea about. “

While here, the roadshow team was not only able to connect with Airmen, but also helped them to understand the AFPC’s role.

“We’re thankful for this opportunity and grateful Charleston was able to bring us out so that we could spread the knowledge of all the processes we do at AFPC to better inform our Airmen,” said Master Sgt. Anna Franklin, manager of Special Duty and Developmental Special Duty assignments. “Because at the end of the day, the Airman are the ones who are being put on these assignments and we want to make sure that we’re doing right by them.”