JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
On Dec. 23, the Air Force announced the FY14 Enlisted Retention Boards for Senior Airman through Senior Master Sergeant in an effort to meet Air Force end-strength goals. This program is designed to determine which Airmen in overage AFSCs are selected for retention and which Airmen will separate or retire under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority or normal retirement programs. The program will be separated into two distinct retention boards; the Enlisted Retention Board (SrA-TSgt) and the Senior Noncommissioned Officer (MSgt - SMSgt) Retention Board.
Senior Airmen through technical sergeants who are in an over manned AFSC and have a date of rank of Jan 1, 2013 or earlier are eligible for consideration by the Enlisted Retention Board. Airmen meeting the eligibility criteria will first have an opportunity to voluntarily apply for separation or retirement. The Enlisted Retention Boards themselves will convene June 16 through July 25, 2014. Senior Airmen through technical sergeants not selected for retention will have a mandatory separation date established Jan 31, 2015, or if eligible, retire no later than Feb 1, 2015.
Master Sergeants and senior master sergeants who have a minimum of 20 years of Total Active Federal Military Service by Nov 30, 2014; are in an over manned Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC); and have a date of rank of Jan 1, 2013 or earlier, are eligible for consideration by the Enlisted Retention Board. Airmen may apply for retirement in lieu of meeting the Retention Board. The SNCO Retention Board will convene June 16 through July 4, 2014.
Voluntary separation pay will be offered to Airmen meeting a retention board with 6 years or more of service as of Jan 31, 2015. Involuntary separation pay will be given to those Airmen with 6 or more years of service as of Jan 31, 2015 for those who are separated by the retention board. TERA will be offered before the board to Airmen with at least 15 years of service and to similarly eligible Airmen who are not retained. Retirement eligible SNCOs (20 or more years of service) will have the opportunity to apply for normal retirement.
It is critically important that all Airmen identified to meet the Enlisted Retention Board or the SNCO Retention Board review their entire record for accuracy. Airmen should contact their MPS for assistance in correcting inaccurate data.
Airmen should access the virtual MPF and review their entire records for accuracy. Airmen should contact their MPS for assistance in correcting data.
Airmen should access the AFPC Secure Applications link from the Air Force Portal; then, access the Personnel Records Display Application link to ensure accuracy and completeness of their personnel records.
Enlisted Retention Brief (ERB):
The Retention Board will review an ERB that consists of data found in an Airman's record. A copy of the ERB should be available to Airmen through the Air Force Portal in late January. A separate message will be sent to let Airmen know when the briefs will be available for viewing; however, Airmen are encouraged to review their records now and take corrective action, as necessary.
For specifics on the program log on from a Common Access Card enabled computer and follow the link below to read the Personnel Service Delivery Memorandum on the subject.