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FORCE DEVELOPMENT

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:

  • Maximize capabilities of all Citizen Airmen to ensure the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) can provide the right leader at the right time for air, space and cyberspace power in support of Air Force requirements.
  • Ensure opportunities and expectations are transparent, providing visibility to all Citizen Airmen.
  • Develop a pool of qualified candidates for strategic senior leadership positions within the Air Force Reserve through assignment processes.
  • Connect education, training and experience opportunities-to include assignments/deployments-to best leverage the Continuum of Learning that builds and enhances institutional and occupational competencies that meet Air Force Reserve needs in and across career fields.
  • Enhance Citizen Airmen understanding of their role in FD, using their inputs regarding desires within developmental education, professional military education and future assignment opportunities, and provide feedback to inform and shape expectations.

Academic Education Updates/Corrections

Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve

The 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.

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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.

 

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.)

Send sealed official transcript(s) (not the student copy), directly from the accredited college or university registrar's office, to your Base Education and Training Office to have your education level updated.

Once your official transcripts are received, your educational level will be updated in MilPDS.

Note: The accredited institution may charge a small non-refundable fee to process a request for official transcripts.
Note: You will need to know the postal address of your local Education and Training office when ordering your official transcripts.
Send the sealed and official transcript(s) (not the student copy), directly from the accredited college or university registrar's office, to the HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center at the following address:
HQ ARPC/Education Services
18420 E. Silver Creek Ave. Bldg 390 MS 68
Buckley AFB, CO 80011

Once your official transcripts are received at the myPers-Total Force Service Center, your educational level will be updated in MilPDS.

Note: The accredited institution may charge a smal non-refundable fee to process a request for official transcripts.
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