Air Force further reduces officer RIF requirements

By Air Force News on May 4, 2011

Several year groups and competitive categories no longer will be required to meet the September 2011 reduction-in-force board. 

Air Force officials announced that RIF-eligible officers from previously announced competitive categories for chaplains, medical service corps and 1999 and 2000 judge advocate general year groups will not meet this year's RIF board.

The RIF board will now only consider officers in the grade of captain and major in the following year groups and competitive categories:

Captains: line of the Air Force, 2000 and 2003 through 2005 only.

Majors: line of the Air Force, 2000; judge advocate general, 2001 through 2003; and biomedical service corps, 2000 and 2001

According to Air Force officials, the RIF board will consider approximately 9,000 officers to retain at least 95 percent in the year groups and competitive categories listed above. 

Answers to specific RIF and voluntary separation pay questions are available at the FY11/12 Force Management Programs section on the Air Force Personnel Services website. Type "15766" in the search by keyword box to go directly to the FAQs. 

For information about specific skills needed by the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard select embedded links. Detailed RIF eligibility criteria, to include the latest information on year groups and competitive categories eligible for the RIF board, are on the AFPERS website at; do a keyword search for RIF. First time users will need to create an account with a username and password.

(Courtesy of the Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs)