Force Development is the career-long pursuit of education, training, experiences, and assignments that produce Citizen Airmen who possess the requisite skills, knowledge, and motivation to lead and execute the full spectrum of Air Force Reserve missions. Each Citizen Airman is encouraged to seek out opportunities and experiences to remain professionally relevant throughout the course of their career. The overall goal of the AFR Force Development program is to align career development of Reserve members with AFR mission needs, within the context and culture of the Citizen Airman program.
The goal is to produce Citizen Airmen who possess the tactical expertise, operational competence, and strategic vision to lead and execute the full spectrum of Air Force missions. The execution of FD will:
Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force ReserveThe following guidance is provided to update or correct academic educational levels within the Military Personnel Data System (MilPDS), and to help identify any required documents and procedures.
Officers are responsible for ensuring their education records are updated as quickly as possible after completing new education levels.
Send the sealed official transcript(s) (not the student copy), preferably directly from the accredited college or university registrar’s office, to the Air Force Institute of Technology at the following address:
AFIT Academic Coding Branch
2950 Hobson Way
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765
Note: HQ ARPC does not have the authority to update officer’s academic records.
VERIFYING UPDATE OF RECORD
Click on the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) “Secure Apps” (link on the upper right menu bar on this web page)
Click on the vMPF link
On the left side, click on “Self-Service Actions”
Click on “Personal Data”
Click on “Data Verification Brief” and then “DVB”
Scroll down to “Academic Information”
High School Education Level:
Documentation is based on diplomas or high school equivalency certificates. For prior service members enlisting in the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard, a DD Form 214 is an acceptable source document for verifying high school completion.
Post-Secondary Level (up to the Baccalaureate Degree):
Official transcripts or grade slips from accredited institutions.
Associate Degree Level:
Official transcripts are normally required. However, a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) progress report or transcript may be used to verify academic education levels E through H if the document has not been in the possession of the student.
CCAF Academic Level Education Levels E through H:
E - Completed from 12 to 29 semester hours or 22 to 44 quarter hours of post-secondary education. For institutions that express credit values in other than semester or quarter hours, translate each 15 contact hours to equal 1 semester hour.
F - Completed 30 to 59 semester hours or 45 to 89 quarter hours of post-secondary education (includes 1 year post-secondary occupational certificates). For institutions that express credit values in other than semester or quarter hours, translate each 15 contact hours to equal 1 semester hour.
G - Completed 60 to 89 semester hours or 90 to 134 quarter hours of post-secondary education (includes 2 year post-secondary occupation certificates). For institutions that express credit values in other than semester or quarter hours, translate each 15 contact hours to equal 1 semester hour.
H - Awarded an associate degree
Baccalaureate Level or Above:
Provide the Education Services Center (EDC) official transcripts. (individual pays for the transcripts.)
Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB)
How to Guide
Current Invitation to apply (CY 23)
AY23 EDEB Invitation to Apply
CY 22 EDEB Results
CY 22 EDEB Outbrief
CY 21 EDEB Results
CY 21 EDEB Outbrief
Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB)
Step by step instructions to apply
RDEDB Student Orientation Q&A as of Aug 21
AY 22/23 RDEDB Invitation to apply
AY 21/22 RDEDB Results
AY 21/22 RDEDB Outbrief
Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB)
How to Guide
CY22B RSSB Invitation to apply
CY22A RSSB Results
CY22A RSSB Outbrief
CY21B RSSB Results
CY21B RSSB Out-Brief
General DE FAQs
School Board Application User Guide
CY20 Reserve STEP II results
CY21 Reserve STEP II results
CY21 Reserve STEP II Outbrief
Reserve Command Screening Board (RCSB)
CY20 RCSB Public Release
CY20 Reserve Command Chief Screening Board Results
ARPCM 21-06 CY21 DE Boards Milestones
ARPCM 21-05 CY21 Enlisted DT Milestones
ARPCM 21-04 CY21 Officer DT Milestones
ARPCM 21-03 CY21 AFR FD Board Schedule Milestones