to pay from the United States. Id. at Section (d)(5). AFI , 10 August , Service Retirements, recognizes that ANG officers may accumulate a Supersedes AFI , 10 August Pages: Distribution: F. This instruction sets procedures for carrying out laws, policies and DoD. AFI V1 AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI AFI

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While the reduction in rank is one matter, the reduction in pay is also qfi significant. And 36-3230 everything you have dedicated your life to and worked for your entire life is at risk. You may retire at a lower rank—a rank you worked day and night to achieve during years of tireless service to your country. You got through that process. The old version of the retirement AFI does refer to the stop loss provision in a footnote, but that footnote was not applied to sections discussing deployed airmen.

Richeson said airmen whose enlistment contracts expire or whose active-duty service commitment expires before the end of a deployment tasking are still allowed to apply for separation or retirement in lieu of deploying. This means 36-303 if there was any type of investigation pertaining to you that substantiated an adverse finding—you are subject to an OGD. And, since your commander or other appropriate authority can also initiate an OGD when he or she believes it is appropriate, you are subject to an OGD for any matter your command believes affects whether you served satisfactorily in your current grade.

You paid the price when served with paperwork for your misconduct. But those whose fai contracts or ADSCs go beyond the end of a deployment can only ask to retire or separate if they can show extreme personal hardship.

She continues to practice military law and represents military members and veterans who are facing injustice. The officer has applied for retirement in lieu of judicial or administrative separation action. You have been investigated for alleged misconduct. In an email, Air Force spokeswoman Rose Richeson said that the Air Force’s policies have not changed and that the new Air Force Instruction AFI’s language on stop loss in relation to deploying officers was intended to codify rules already in place.


Air Force: No change on stop loss

Defense News Weekly Year in Review On this 36-203 edition, we look at some of our biggest interviews–and up close looks we got in Richeson said the revision to the retirement rules was intended to synchronize guidance on deployments and retirements or separations in the previous version of the retirement AFI, as well as three other AFIs –governing assignments, on re-enlistments, and on Personnel Readiness Operations.

Talk to a military law attorney to see what you can do now to help increase your chances of retiring in grade if and when you face an OGD.

Your commander has given you a document with the Subject Line: In any other case in which the commander or other appropriate authority believes an OGD appropriate. Because of some type of substantiated misconduct—regardless of the seriousness—you will face an OGD. She specializes in helping military officers respond to Officer Grade Determinations. The wording of the instruction makes it clear that the adverse finding is sufficient to trigger an OGD—whether or not you received administrative action as a result of the finding.

It is a very serious process that can have lifelong consequences. Never ever give up.

Air Force: No change on stop loss

Some of it was substantiated. Now your financial security and livelihood is at stake. Current Edition Subscribe Digital Edition. Indictments in airman’s death Dad: The Air Force said on Thursday that it has not changed its provisions governing the use of stop loss, and that it already had the ability to halt the retirement of officers slated to deploy, if necessary.

You have been in the military your entire adult life, served your country on remote assignments, deployed to war zones, near death more times 36-32033 you can count, and you have been separated from your spouse and children for years due to your service to country.


What you do now can make a difference.

A reduction in even one grade can mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the span of years of your retirement. Air 36-303 spokesman Lt. An OGD is a serious matter.

Officer Grade Determinations (OGDs) What You need to Know NOW–Before you even think about Retiring

Such cases include, but are not limited to any cases which have resulted in Article 15, UCMJ punishment, reprimand, or admonition within 4 years of the requested effective date of retirement. Officer Grade Determination Notification.

For more newsletters click here. Ferah Ozbek is a retired from the United States Air Force where she served as an active duty judge advocate for over 20 years.

Richeson said that the note referencing stop loss in relation to retirement denials for deployed officers “was added to increase transparency regarding existing authorities and circumstances under which the Secretary of the Air Force, as delegated from the President, can suspend personnel laws and extend an Airman’s mandatory date of separation involuntarily.

What can you do? Chris Karns said in an email Oct. All services have similar regulations in how they process OGDs because of the US Statute that discusses the rules for retirement. Military Discharge Upgrade Guide. This means that your military service will determine if you can retire in your current 36-203.

In all cases, these authorities are exercised with extreme judiciousness. This adverse report can affect the rest of your life. The officer, since their last promotion, has been the subject of any substantiated adverse finding or conclusion qfi an officially documented investigation, proceeding, or inquiry exception minor traffic infractions.

Once an OGD is initiated 36-323 have 10 36-323 days to respond unless you receive an extension of time. Those who cannot show they are suffering from such hardship will have to deploy.