JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) –
Supervisors of active-duty Airmen can now use the virtual Personnel Center via myPers to initiate and track decorations throughout the review and approval process.
"The online application allows for automated routing and approval, in addition to prepopulating certain personnel data in the forms," said Christine Stingley, the military future operations branch requirements and testing chief. "vPC also allows for the electronic review and processing into a members record."
Active-duty decorations will be initiated, processed and tracked through the vPC application dashboard. Initially, automated processing will include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Adding automated decoration processing on myPers through the vPC improves Airmen's access to personnel processes. It also saves members time since it includes pre-populated certificates and memorandums, online "Décor 6" forms, automatic updates to the Military Personnel Data System and automatic transfers to official records.
A process for active-duty evaluations was implemented in vPC in May. Senior raters are able to submit active-duty evaluations and track the process through the myPers website on all officer and initial evaluations that closed out on or after June 30 and for enlisted evaluations beginning with the July 31 senior master sergeant static closeout date.
Video tutorials and user guides for commanders and supervisors are available on myPers under the "I Would Like To" section. Select the "View vPC Information" for tutorials and guides on using vPC. After reviewing instructions, Airmen can also visit the vPC Dashboard page.
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 these instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.