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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
WASHINGTON DC 20330-1000
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
AFI36-2110_AFGM2017-01
5 October 2017
Corrective Action Applied on 26 January 2018
MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION C
ALMAJCOMs/FOAs/DRUs
FROM: SAF/MR
SUBJECT: Air Force Guidance Memorandum (AFGM) to AFI 36-2110, Assignments
1. By order of the Secretary of the Air Force, this guidance memorandum implements changes to
AFI 36-2110, Assignments, dated 22 September 2009. Compliance with this memorandum is
mandatory and effective upon the publication date of this AFGM. To the extent its directions are
inconsistent with other Air Force publications, the information herein prevails, in accordance
with AFI 33-360, Publications and Forms Management.
2. This change adds PCS retainability for Expedited Transfers, updates joint tour length
requirements for Joint Qualification System, replaces paragraphs 2.29, Retainability, 2.33, PCS
Notification, and Figure 5.2, Extended Deployment Declination/3-Day Option, and revises Table
2.1 Rule 4, Assignment Availability Codes, adds Rule 28 for Department of Energy Sigma 14 to
Table 2.2, Assignment Limitation Codes, revises Table 2.5 Rule 5, PCS Retainability
Requirements, Table 3.9, Voluntary Extension of OS Tour, Table 3.10, Curtailment of OS Tour,
and Attachment 25, Exceptional Family Member Program.
3. Refer recommended changes and questions about this publication to the Office of Primary
Responsibility (OPR), using the AF Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication; route
AF Forms 847 from the field through appropriate functional chain of command to Air Force
Personnel Center, AFPC/DP3AM, 550 C Street West, Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph, TX
78140-4712 (e-mail to afpc.DP3AM.workflow@us.af.mil). Ensure that all records created as a
result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained IAW Air Force Manual
(AFMAN) 33-363, Management of Records, and disposed of IAW the Air Force Records
Disposition Schedule (RDS) in the Air Force Records Information Management System
(AFRIMS). The authorities to waive wing/unit level requirements in this publication are
identified with a Tier (“T-0, T-1, T-2, T-3”) number following the compliance statement. See AFI
33-360, Publications and Forms Management, Table 1.1 for a description of the authorities
associated with the Tier numbers. Submit requests for waivers through the chain of command to
the appropriate Tier waiver approval authority, or alternately, to the Publication OPR for non-
tiered compliance items.
4. In collaboration with the Chief of Air Force Reserve (AF/RE) and the Director of the Air
National Guard (NGB/CF), the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services
(AF/A1) develops personnel policy for Air Force military assignments programs. This Air Force
Instruction (AFI) may be supplemented at any level; all supplements must be approved by the
Human Resource Management Strategic Board (HSB) prior to certification and approval. This
guidance memorandum becomes void after 1 year has elapsed from the date of this memorandum,
or upon incorporation by interim change to, or rewrite of AFI 36-2110, whichever is earlier.
DANIEL R. SITTERLY
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
GUIDANCE CHANGES
*(CHANGE) 2.15.7.3.4. The tour of duty for officers assigned to S-JDA positions, as designated
by SecDef, is two years for general officers and three years for all other officers. Officers are
eligible to receive full Joint Tour credit after two years (24 months) of service, if approved for
an early release by their Joint Organization and AFPC/DP3AM, unless otherwise specified by
Department of Defense policy.
*(CHANGE) 2.15.7.3.5. Overseas Tours. Officers are expected to serve the full OSD
prescribed tour length. Officers who serve a 24-month unaccompanied-by-dependents tour
length are also eligible to receive full Joint Tour credit.
*(DELETE) 2.15.7.3.7. Critical Occupation Specialty (COS). Early departure from a S-JDA by
an officer with a COS AFSC (11XX, 12XX, 13XX) may be authorized when an officer is
selected for a command assignment, Professional Military Education, career milestone
assignment, or for return to duty in their COS. COS officers must serve a minimum of 22 months
in order to receive full joint duty credit. (T-0) In this case, a JDAL early release waiver is not
required.
*(ADD) 2.15.7.3.9. Early departure from an S-JDA position by an officer may be authorized
when an officer is selected for a command assignment, career milestone assignment or
professional military education. Officers selected for Command assignments (defined as
boarded squadron or group command level, not including deputy positions) and officers selected
for Intermediate or Senior Developmental Education (IDE/SDE) who need to be released early
can be submitted for bulk waivers. All other early release requests, to include releases for a
career milestone assignment from a designated S-JDA position, are requested on a case-by-case
basis and must be fully justified, coordinated with the joint organization, the functional
assignment team and AFPC/DP3AM. NOTE: Early release waivers for any officer serving less
than 22 months will only be eligible to receive accrued joint credit and must follow procedures
outlined in the JOM PSD Guide.
*(ADD) 2.15.7.3.10. National Defense University Procedures. AFPC develops procedures to
ensure that, for the Active Component (AC), more than 50 percent of those officers be assigned
to an S-JDA as their immediate assignment following graduation from National Defense
University JPME Phase II-awarding schools. One half of the officers subject to that requirement
for each school, may be assigned to an S-JDA assignment as their second assignment following
graduation. For officers graduating from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), 100%
must be out-placed to Joint Staff-designated planner positions. Specific positions are approved
by the Joint Staff/J7 on an annual basis. All JQOs must be assigned to an S-JDA as their next
duty assignment following graduation unless waived on a case-by-case basis by DUSD (MPP).
*(REPLACE) 2.29. Retainability with:
2.29. Retainability. Retainability is obligated active military service. DoDI 1315.18,
Procedures for Military Personnel Assignments, prescribes minimum retainability requirements
for PCS to ensure the AF receives repayment for the costs associated with PCS, training, or other
action; to provide mission continuity at the gaining unit; to provide stability to Airmen and their
families after PCS; or to satisfy some other AF requirement. In addition, the AF has established
retainability requirements for approval of certain voluntary actions which allow Airmen to
remain in place.
2.29.1. Retainability and PCS Allowances. Airmen are not permitted to use PCS allowances
without the full prescribed PCS retainability, unless an individual retainability waiver or
exception to policy is approved. (NOTE: As an exception, FTA retraining in conjunction with
CAREERS attending retraining in a TDY en route status may depart on PCS and use allowances
provided they reenlist prior to departing the training site according to the procedures outlined in
Table 2.7., Rule 3). MPFs are encouraged to withhold issuance of PCS orders to prevent use of
PCS allowances until the Airman satisfies the retainability requirement; other ways are
acceptable as long as they are effective. Following are some examples of how Airmen may be
affected.
2.29.1.1. Officers who request a follow-on PCS agree to the PCS ADSC when advised of
selection for the follow-on PCS; however, the follow-on PCS ADSC is not normally updated in
the PDS until an officer arrives at the follow-on location. When officers use any allowances
associated with a follow-on PCS, they incur the follow-on PCS ADSC, regardless of when the
ADSC is actually updated in the PDS.
2.29.1.2. Enlisted Airmen who desire to use PCS allowances, (for example for a COT), must
have the full required retainability for the COT and incur the PCS ADSC at the time they use
allowances, regardless of when the ADSC is actually updated in the PDS. (T-1)
2.29.1.3. Enlisted Airmen (only) may request a delay in obtaining PCS retainability as
authorized in paragraph 2.29.6.8 and Table 2.7. However, a delay may be granted only up to the
point in time when Airmen desire to use PCS allowances. Airmen may have to choose or
compromise between the benefit they accrue from a delay in obtaining retainability and their
desire to use PCS allowances for which they require full retainability.
2.29.2. Computing Retainability. Compute retainability on a month to month basis, not the
actual number of days. For PCS CONUS to CONUS, CONUS to OS, and OS to OS, add the
number of months retainability required to the RNLTD (month and year only). For example, if a
RNLTD is any day in June 2008 and the retainability requirement is 24 months, then the person
requires retainability of at least 1 June 2010. For PCS OS to CONUS, add the number of months
retainability required to the Airman’s DEROS (month and year only). For example, if the
Airman’s DEROS is any day in September 2008 and the retainability required is 12 months, the
Airman requires retainability of 1 September 2009, or later.
2.29.3. Retainability Requirements. Use this and the following paragraphs in conjunction with
Table 2.5., which establishes the minimum retainability required for most PCSs and in-place
actions, and Table 2.6, which establishes the minimum PCS retainability normally required in
conjunction with OS assignments.
2.29.3.1. The following paragraphs apply to both officer and enlisted Airmen.
2.29.3.1.1. Some officer and enlisted assignments require longer retainability than the normal
PCS minimum. For example, when an officer is assigned to a stabilized tour, the service
retainability requirement is equal to the stabilized tour length. Consult the Stabilized Tour Guide
to determine if assignment is to a stabilized tour. In other instances, for both officers and
enlisted, assignment instructions or a PPC identifies when a longer retainability requirement
applies. Establishment of a minimum retainability requirement longer than normal PCS
retainability requires advance approval by AFPC/DP3AM. Airmen who refuse to satisfy the
longer retainability requirement may still be assigned if the longer requirement is waived by
AFPC/DP3AM, the assignment OPR, or gaining unit. If the longer requirement is not waived,
the Airmen may be ordered to proceed on the assignment with the normal PCS minimum or the
amount the Airman currently possesses or the assignment is cancelled. In these instances, the
gaining MPF updates the appropriate AAC to equal the length of the stabilized tour. An AF
Form 964 is not required if the Airman refuses to obtain more than the normal PCS minimum.
2.29.3.1.2. The amount of retainability an Airman has or is eligible to obtain after completion of
a particular OS tour is, in certain cases, a factor in determining eligibility for OS PCS selection.
The particular OS tour length, volunteer status, and the specific reason for an Airman’s actual or
projected separation or retirement date have a bearing on whether or not the Airman is eligible
for OS PCS selection. These considerations are reflected in Table 2.6, but may be waived. The
intent is to not subject Airmen selected as non-volunteers to involuntary OS tour extension after
completion of the prescribed tour when it is known in advance they are ineligible to obtain
sufficient retainability for a CONUS assignment. Therefore, officers approaching or who have
an established mandatory separation or mandatory retirement date (a date prescribed by law,
non-selection for promotion, etc.), and career enlisted Airmen approaching a mandatory HYT
date (age or years of service), are eligible for OS PCS selection within the parameters established
in Table 2.6 which must be verified prior to and upon OS PCS selection.
2.29.3.1.3. Officers and enlisted Airmen who have a separation or retirement date which is not a
mandatory date (for example, officers who 7-day opted or Airmen who formally declined to
obtain PCS retainability) and/or Airmen who are eligible to request withdrawal of their
separation or retirement date, are not restricted by guidance in Table 2.6 from OS PCS selection
on the basis of insufficient retainability for CONUS PCS upon tour completion.
2.29.3.1.4. Non-career officers and FTA may not refuse or decline an OS PCS based solely on
their non-career officer or FTA status (see paragraphs 2.14 and 2.29.3.2 for officers and
paragraph 2.29.3.3 for enlisted). The retainability policies and procedures for officers and
enlisted have many similarities, but there are significant differences. The differences are
addressed below in separate paragraphs for officers and enlisted Airmen.
2.29.3.2. Officers. Upon selection for an event such as PCS which requires an ADSC (see AFI
36-2107 for ADSC incurring events), the MPS will determine whether or not officers have or
can obtain the minimum retainability. (T-1) For PCS selection, see Table 2.5 and/or Table 2.6,
and/or the ADSC(s) requirement stated in the event or PCS notification. Officers (including
non-career officers) who have an indefinite DOS are considered as having indefinite
retainability (see paragraph 2.18 for officers non-selected for promotion). When officers have
an established DOS or approved retirement date, use that date to compute retainability. NOTE:
Expiration of an ADSC is not a DOS. Having or nearing 20 or more years total active federal
military service (TAFMS) is not the same as an approved retirement date. The assignment OPR
(or other authority depending on the event) will include the length of ADSC in the assignment
transaction trailer remarks or in email notification, or may reference the applicable table and rule
in AFI 36-2107 for computation of the ADSC by AFPC. (T-1) Officers must be informed of the
ADSC for an event or PCS (see paragraph 2.33, PCS Notification). (T-1)
2.29.3.2.1. When officers have retainability (either because they have an indefinite DOS, or
when they have an established DOS or retirement date which satisfies the minimum
retainability) and accept the PCS, event and/or associated ADSC, then officers acknowledge
selection and the MPS advises the assignment OPR of PCS notification (see paragraph 2.33, PCS
Notification).
2.29.3.2.2. When officers have retainability (either because they have an indefinite DOS, or
when they have an established DOS or retirement date which satisfies the minimum
retainability) and want to decline the PCS, event and/or associated ADSC, and:
2.29.3.2.2.1. Have an indefinite DOS. Then the MPS will advise the officer, and ensure that he
or she signs and submits a request to establish a DOS or retirement date, if eligible, according to
the 7-day option provisions in paragraph 2.30. (T-1) Officers who have retainability (including
non-career officers) cannot simply decline a PCS, an event, and/or the associated ADSC, and
take no other action. Officers who do not sign and submit an application requesting to establish
a separation or retirement date within the prescribed timeframe according to paragraph 2.30 are
considered to have accepted the PCS or event and the associated ADSC. An officer who
receives an approved DOS or retirement date under 7-day option provisions may be ordered to
PCS or participate in any event for which they have the minimum retainability, or if the
minimum retainability is waived, or
2.29.3.2.2.2. Have an established DOS or retirement date which is greater than the retainability
required, then they may, if eligible, request an earlier separation date or retirement date. Officers
must submit a request for earlier separation or retirement within 7 days of official notification of
a PCS or event. (T-1) The MPS will submit a reclama to the assignment OPR or event selection
authority when an officer requests an earlier separation or retirement date. (T-1) Officers who
are ineligible for earlier separation or retirement may be unable to avoid proceeding on PCS or
participating in the event. When an officer with an established DOS or retirement date makes a
mandatory PCS or participates in an event which has an ADSC, then the ADSC updates to the
officer’s records, but he or she is not made to serve any ADSC which extends beyond their
established DOS or approved retirement date. These officers would separate or retire on the
established DOS or approved retirement date with a portion of an ADSC unserved.
2.29.3.2.3. When officers do not have retainability and accept the PCS, event, and/or ADSC but
have an established voluntary DOS or voluntary retirement date (not a mandatory or involuntary
DOS or retirement date) and do not have the minimum retainability, the Total Force Service
Center assists the officer in determining if they are eligible to request withdrawal of their DOS
according to AFI 36-3207, or eligible to request withdrawal of their retirement according to AFI
36-3203. Officers who have a DOS which is the result of expiration of a SPTC may be eligible
to execute an SPTC IAW AFI 36-2133. An officer is not permitted to execute an SPTC if they
have an involuntary or mandatory DOS. An officer who had an indefinite DOS and then
established a voluntary DOS or retirement date cannot elect to execute an SPTC. These officers
must request withdrawal of their DOS or retirement date and, if approved, withdrawal reverts the
officer back to having an indefinite DOS. (T-1) When officers are not eligible to withdraw their
DOS or retirement date or execute an SPTC, the MPS will reclama the assignment selection.
(T-1)
2.29.3.2.4. When officers do not have retainability and want to decline the PCS, event, and/or
associated ADSC. When officers (career or non-career) have an established DOS or retirement
date and do not have the minimum required retainability for PCS or event, and/or do not want
the associated ADSC, they may refuse to obtain additional retainability (without prejudice) and
the MPF will reclama the selection. (T-1) When an officer with an established DOS or
retirement date makes a mandatory PCS or participates in an event which has an ADSC, then the
ADSC updates to the officer’s records, but he or she is not made to serve any ADSC which
extends beyond their established DOS or approved retirement date. These officers would
separate or retire on the established DOS or approved retirement date with a portion of an ADSC
unserved.
2.29.3.3. Enlisted. There are a number of actions prescribed by this instruction which have a
retainability requirement. The MPS will determine if enlisted Airmen do or do not have the
prescribed retainability; whether or not enlisted Airmen want to accept the action; eligibility to
obtain additional retainability or decline to obtain retainability; what actions enlisted Airmen
take in connection with acceptance or declination; schedule enlisted Airmen for completion of
those actions, and follow-up to ensure completion within the timeframe established for a
particular action. (T-1) Enlisted Airmen who are eligible and desire to reenlist on their
expiration of term of service (ETS) cannot be en route PCS. Enlisted Airmen who want to
accept a PCS but want to delay obtaining PCS retainability are processed according to paragraph
2.29.8.
2.29.3.3.1. Enlisted Airmen (including FTA) who have retainability cannot refuse a PCS or other
action, except:
2.29.3.3.1.1. Enlisted Airmen eligible to request retirement under 7-day option provisions (see
paragraph 2.30). Enlisted Airmen who request and receive an approved retirement date under 7-
day option provisions may still be required to make a PCS, perform TDY, or participate in some
other action depending on the amount of retainability they have remaining up to their actual
retirement date.
2.29.3.3.1.2. When provisions exist to allow an enlisted Airman who has retainability to refuse
a specific action. For example, an enlisted Airman requests a voluntary extension of OS tour
and has the retainability to serve it, but after approval requests the extension be canceled.
2.29.3.3.2. For enlisted Airmen who do not have retainability and want to obtain it, the MPS will
determine if they are eligible and assist them with their reenlistment or extension of enlistment
according to AFI 36-2606. (T-1) Airmen must obtain retainability within the time prescribed for
the action. When Airmen are temporarily ineligible or are eligible but want to delay obtaining
retainability, the MPF will determine if the enlisted Airman meets any of the delay conditions
outlined in paragraph 2.29.8 and Table 2.7. (T-1) When enlisted Airmen need additional
retainability, but are ineligible to obtain it and/or when they do not meet the criteria for approval
of a delay, then the MPS will reclama the assignment. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.3. For enlisted Airmen who do not have the retainability and do not want to obtain it,
the MPF will take required actions in paragraph 2.29.3.3.4 and paragraph 2.29.6 (if
applicable) for career Airmen and paragraph 2.29.3.3.5 for FTA. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.4. Career Enlisted Airmen. When career enlisted Airmen need additional retainability
and do not want to obtain it or fail to obtain it, the MPF will formally record their declination
as outlined in this paragraph, unless they are eligible and desire to request retirement as shown
in paragraph 2.30. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.4.1. When assigned in the CONUS (only) and have 19 or more years total active federal
military service (TAFMS) and are eligible to request retirement, but instead choose to decline to
obtain retainability, see paragraph 2.29.6. These Airmen are to read AFI 36-2606, Reenlistment
in the United States Air Force, and AFI 36-2502, Airman Promotion/Demotion Programs
pertaining to ineligibility for reenlistment or extension of enlistment and promotion ineligibility,
and sign an AF Form 964, PCS, TDY, Deployments, or Training Declination Statement, within 7
calendar days of being notified of the need for retainability (for PCS, also see paragraph 2.33).
(T-1)
2.29.3.3.4.2. If a career enlisted Airman declines to extend their enlistment or reenlist, the
Airman signs the AF Form 964, the MPF representative (who counseled the enlisted Airman)
will sign Section III, and send to ARMS to be filed in the electronic UPRG IAW AFI 36-2608,
Military Personnel Records System and PSD Guide: Automated Records Management System
(ARMS) Residual (Loose) Records. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.4.3. If a career enlisted Airman refuses to sign the AF Form 964, the MPF
representative (who counseled the enlisted Airman) will select the drop down option, “Airman
Refused to Sign” on the AF Form 964, Section II, Signature of Airman block, then sign
Section III, and send to ARMS to be filed in the electronic UPRG IAW AFI 36-2608 and PSD
Guide: Automated Records Management System (ARMS) Residual (Loose) Records. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.4.4. If a career enlisted Airman does not get the required retainability by the established
date (30 days from notification date), the MPF will notify the Airman and their commander via
email that an AF Form 964 will be executed to reflect that the Airman failed to obtain
retainability in 10 calendar days. (T-1) If after the 10 calendar days the Airman did not get the
required retainability, the MPS representative (who counseled the enlisted Airman) will select
the drop down option, “Airman Refused to Sign” on the AF Form 964, Section II, Signature of
Airman block, then sign Section III, and send to ARMS to be filed in the electronic UPRG IAW
AFI 36-2608 and PSD Guide: Automated Records Management System (ARMS) Residual
(Loose) Records. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.4.5. A career enlisted Airman who declines or fails to obtain the minimum prescribed
retainability may be ordered to participate in the event when the required retainability is waived
or in any event for which they have retainability (from assignment selection to current DOS). If
the AFPC assignment team determines a waiver of retainability is required, the assignment team
will contact the Airman to provide them an opportunity to obtain the retainability. (T-1) If the
Airman obtains the retainability, the AAC 09 and AF Form 964 will be removed and the Airman
proceeds to the assignment. (T-1) If the Airman does not obtain the retainability, the AAC 09
and AF Form 964 will remain on file and the Airman proceeds to the assignment. (T-1)
NOTE: Enlisted Airmen who are not eligible to request retirement at the time of PCS
notification and who decline to obtain retainability (which renders them ineligible for promotion,
reenlistment, or extension of enlistment) may still be permitted to retire if they reach retirement
eligibility before the DOS they have as of the date of declination and they are otherwise eligible
IAW AFI 36-3203. If not eligible to retire, they separate on their established DOS.
2.29.3.3.4.6. The MPF will update AAC 09 once the AF Form 964 has been completed. (T-1)
Requests to withdraw a retainability declination are processed IAW paragraph 2.29.7. Career
enlisted Airmen who are ineligible to obtain retainability because of High Year of Tenure (HYT)
restriction (see AFI 36-3203) are not required to complete an AF Form 964 and are not coded as
having declined to obtain retainability. When PCS is a mandatory move, see paragraph 2.29.5.
2.29.3.3.5. FTA. When FTA need additional retainability and do not want to obtain it or fail to
obtain it, the MPF will formally record their declination as outlined in this paragraph. (T-1)
FTA who decline to obtain retainability must sign an AF Form 964 (except Section II,
paragraph b does not apply to FTA, and Section III, Career Motivation counseling is not
required). (T-1) This declination does not render the enlisted Airman ineligible for reenlistment
or promotion; however it renders them ineligible to apply for any self-initiated assignment
programs.
2.29.3.3.5.1. If a FTA declines to extend their enlistment or reenlist, the Airman signs the AF
Form 964. (T-1) The MPF representative (who counseled the enlisted Airman) will sign Section
III on AF Form 964, and send to ARMS to be filed in the electronic UPRG IAW AFI 36- 2608
and PSD Guide: Automated Records Management System (ARMS) Residual (Loose) Records.
(T-1)
2.29.3.3.5.2. If a FTA refuses to sign the AF Form 964, the MPS representative (who counseled
the enlisted Airman) selects the drop down option, “Airman Refused to Sign” on the AF Form
964, Section II, Signature of Airman block. The MPF representative will then sign Section III
and send AF Form 964 to ARMS to be filed in the electronic UPRG IAW AFI 36-2608 and PSD
Guide: Automated Records Management System (ARMS) Residual (Loose) Records. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.5.3. If a FTA does not get the required retainability by the established date (30 days
from notification date), the MPF will notify the Airman and their commander via email that an
AF Form 964 will be executed to reflect that the Airman failed to obtain retainability in 10
calendar days. (T-1) If after the 10 calendar days the Airman did not obtain the required
retainability, the MPS representative (who counseled the enlisted Airman) selects the drop down
option, “Airman Refused to Sign” on the AF Form 964, Section II, Signature of Airman block.
The MPS representative will then sign Section III and send to ARMS to be filed in the electronic
UPRG IAW AFI 36-2608 and PSD Guide: Automated Records Management System (ARMS)
Residual (Loose) Records. (T-1)
2.29.3.3.5.4. The MPF will update ALC L or 8, as appropriate (see Table 2.2.), with a DOA as
the DOS prior to reenlistment (expires upon reenlistment only). (T-1) See paragraph 2.29.9 for
limitations on withdrawal of declination statement. Airmen with ALC L or 8 are not authorized
to extend their enlistment, they may only reenlist. When PCS is a mandatory move, see
paragraph 2.29.7.
2.29.4. Retainability Events. The following events require retainability and prescribe action to
be taken. For PCS retainability and certain in-place actions, the MPF will refer to Table 2.5
and/or Table 2.6. (T-1) Remember, do not require enlisted Airmen who are restricted from
obtaining minimum retainability due to High Year of Tenure (HYT) (see AFI 36-3203) to
formally decline to obtain retainability.
2.29.4.1. PCS CONUS to CONUS. The MPF will conduct a retainability interview. (T-1) The
MPF will require Airmen to obtain retainability no later than 30 calendar days after official
PCS notification. (T-1) The 30 calendar day suspense is intended to give the MPF flexibility in
scheduling the retainability interview, not to allow enlisted Airmen 30 days to decide if they
want to obtain retainability or not.
2.29.4.2. PCS CONUS to OS. The MPF will conduct a retainability interview. (T-1) The MPF
will require enlisted Airmen to obtain retainability no later than 30 calendar days after official
PCS notification. (T-1) When PCS is OS (either from the CONUS or from OS), enlisted Airmen
must have or obtain the retainability for at least the unaccompanied tour length within 30
calendar days of PCS notification. (T-1) Airmen, who accepted the PCS, obtained retainability,
and subsequently elect and are approved to serve an accompanied tour, may require additional
retainability for the longer accompanied tour length. Obtaining retainability will not be delayed
for an unaccompanied tour while awaiting processing for an accompanied tour. Enlisted Airmen
have 15 calendar days after concurrent travel approval to obtain retainability for the
accompanied tour length or to formally decline. NOTE: See Attachment 5 for follow-on or
home-basing retainability requirements.
2.29.4.3. PCS OS to CONUS. Enlisted Airmen must have retainability required by Table 2.5
before they are provided an assignment from the OS area. (T-1) Enlisted Airmen must have or
obtain retainability, (including enlisted Airmen who reenlist or extend) or complete their
declination within 30 calendar days of the date they sign their DEROS Option RIP (unless a
delay is requested and approved to allow for voluntary retirement application [not 7 day option],
or reenlistment in an SRB AFSC according to Table 2.7, rules 1 and 7) (see paragraph 2.29.8.).
T-1) Enlisted Airmen who do not have the retainability required for an assignment are
involuntarily extended at their OS location until their DOS as shown in paragraph 3.10.1, Table
3.11, and the JTR, Vol I, Appendix Q. Enlisted Airmen eligible to obtain retainability do not
receive an assignment under the retainability exception provisions in Table 2.5 until declination
action has been completed. For enlisted Airmen who decline to obtain retainability follow the
procedures in paragraph 2.29.3.3.3. Career enlisted Airmen ineligible to obtain retainability
because of HYT restrictions (see AFI 36-3203) are not required to complete an AF Form 964
and are not placed in AAC 09, but are provided an assignment when they have retainability as
outlined in Table 2.6.
2.29.4.4. PCS OS to OS (COT). Enlisted Airmen must have or obtain at least 12 months
retainability within 30 calendar days of the date they sign their DEROS Option RIP to receive
PCS consideration. (T-1) Upon selection for a COT, enlisted Airmen must have or obtain the
retainability for at least the unaccompanied tour length within 30 calendar days of PCS
notification. T-1) Airmen, who accepted the PCS, obtained retainability, and subsequently
elect and are approved to serve an accompanied tour, may require additional retainability for
the longer accompanied OS tour length. Enlisted Airmen have 15 calendar days after
concurrent travel approval to obtain retainability to serve the accompanied tour length, or
formally decline per paragraph 2.29.3.3.3 and serve the unaccompanied tour length. Also see
paragraph 3.8 and paragraph 3.8.7.
2.29.4.5. In-Place COT (IPCOT). Enlisted Airmen must have or obtain at least 12 months
retainability within 30 calendar days of the date they sign their DEROS Option RIP to receive
IPCOT consideration. (T-1) Enlisted Airmen must have or obtain the retainability for at least the
unaccompanied tour length within 30 calendar days after being advised of approval of the
IPCOT. (T-1) Enlisted Airmen who are currently serving an unaccompanied tour who elect to
serve an accompanied IPCOT may require additional retainability for the longer accompanied
OS tour length and have 15 calendar days after approval of an accompanied tour to obtain
retainability to serve the accompanied tour length. Enlisted Airmen who receive an approved
IPCOT and refuse to obtain retainability are not required to formally decline. The MPF will
request the assignment OPR cancel the IPCOT when enlisted Airmen refuse to obtain
retainability. (T-1) Airmen must have at least 12 months retainability to be considered for a
CONUS PCS. (T-1) Airmen’s DEROS will be extended to match DOS if they refuse to obtain
retainability (within 30 calendar days) to meet the 12 month requirement. (T-1) Also see
paragraph 3.8.7.
2.29.4.6. OS Tour Extension. Enlisted Airmen must obtain retainability required for voluntary
extension of an OS tour within 30 calendar days after being advised of approval of their
extension request. (T-1) Do not require enlisted Airmen who fail to or refuse to obtain
retainability to formally decline. The MPF will request the assignment OPR cancel the OS
tour extension when enlisted Airmen fail to or refuse to obtain retainability. (T-1)
2.29.4.7. Indefinite DEROS. Enlisted Airmen must maintain at least 8 months service
retainability in order to keep an indefinite DEROS. (T-1) Enlisted Airmen who fail to maintain
at least 8 months service retainability will have a DEROS established which equals their DOS.
(T-1)
2.29.4.8. Other Actions. For other actions which may require retainability (e.g., TDY, training,
enlisted Airmen erroneously assigned with less than the minimum retainability, change in OS
tour length, etc.), the paragraph, attachment, or instruction which describes the action or program
indicates the timeframe within which retainability is to be obtained and specifies action(s) to be
taken in the event an enlisted Airman refuses. Enlisted Airmen who refuse to obtain the full
prescribed
retainability for an action may, in many instances, be ordered to complete the action with the
amount of retainability they have. EXAMPLE: An enlisted Airman is selected for a manning
assistance TDY of 120 days in length, but only has 90 days retainability and declines to obtain
additional retainability. After the enlisted Airman has formally declined to obtain the additional
retainability, they can be ordered to perform TDY with the amount of retainability they do have.
2.29.5. Involuntary Separation of Enlisted Airmen Who Lack PCS Retainability. Enlisted
Airmen in a mandatory move PCS status (such as due to a force structure drawdown) are subject
to separation Prior to Expiration of Term of Service (PETS) in lieu of PCS when the enlisted
Airman is ineligible, refuses, or fails to obtain the prescribed amount of PCS retainability and the
enlisted Airman currently possesses less than 12 months service retainability (computed from
RNLTD to current DOS). Commanders may establish an earlier separation date (by
memorandum to Separations), under the provisions of AFI 36-3208 when the enlisted Airman
can no longer be used effectively based on the mission drawdown.
2.29.6. Retainability Declination, Enlisted Airmen with 19 Years TAFMS or More. When
CONUS-assigned enlisted Airmen have 19 years or more TAFMS as of the month and year of
PCS notification, and lack the minimum required PCS retainability and decline to obtain it, then
the AF establishes an involuntary DOS for them. Withdrawal of declinations are not considered
after an involuntary DOS has been established. This provision is not intended to deny enlisted
Airmen retirement. The intent is to preclude enlisted Airmen who were eligible to elect
retirement in lieu of PCS, but who declined instead to obtain PCS retainability, from remaining
on active duty for a prolonged period of time waiting to retire upon their normal DOS. An
involuntary DOS established under this provision is not an approved retirement date and Airmen
must still apply for and receive approval to retire. (T-1) Failure to request retirement may result
in separation upon DOS without retirement benefits. An involuntary DOS is not established
when declination of retainability is other than for PCS, such as TDY, training, or some other
reason. This process does not apply when enlisted Airmen have less than 19 years TAFMS as
of PCS notification month and year (see paragraph 2.29.3.3.4.). Enlisted Airmen have an
involuntary DOS established which is either the last day of the 6th month following PCS
notification, or the latest date among the following:
2.29.6.1. The last day of the month in which enlisted Airman completes 20 years TAFMS (but
not less than 6 months from PCS notification).
2.29.6.2. The last day of the month in which an ADSC expires.
2.29.6.3. When assigned to a CONUS maximum tour, the last day of the month of the DOA.
2.29.6.4. When enlisted Airmen are surplus due to base closure, unit deactivation, AFSC
overage, or similar circumstances, the DOS is the last day of the month Airmen can be
effectively used at their current station. The assignment OPR determines this date considering
such factors as whether or not the enlisted Airman is filling a valid manpower authorization, etc.
2.29.6.5. When enlisted Airmen meet the criteria outlined above, the MPF will record
declination as outlined in paragraph 2.29.3.3.4 and update PDS with AAC 09. (T-1) Reclama
the assignment in PDS using reclama reason code “09” and provide the following remarks,
“Enlisted Airman has 19 or more years of TAFMS and has declined retainability per paragraph
2.29.6.” Do not to use any other reclama code reason. When reclama cannot be accomplished in
PDS, then send reclama by email. The email subject line should read “PCS Retainability
Declination, Enlisted Airman, 19 or more years of TAFMS(Grade, Name, SSN (last 4),
AFSC)”. Address the email to the assignment OPR with an information copy to AFPC/DP3AM
for SMSgt and below. For CMSgts (including selects), address the reclama email to AF/DPE.
AF/DPE or AFPC/DP2STM in coordination with AFPC/DP3AM, will determine and update the
involuntary DOS, and notify the MPF by email. (T-1)
2.29.7. Enlisted Airmen Requests to Withdraw Retainability Declination Statement.
2.29.7.1. Career Enlisted Airmen with More than 19 years of TAFMS. Declinations by
career enlisted Airmen described in paragraph 2.29.6 may not be withdrawn.
2.29.7.2. Career Enlisted Airmen with Less than 19 years of TAFMS. The MPF will send the
Airman’s request, as an ETP per paragraph 1.5, including the unit commander’s
recommendation, to AFPC/DP3AM for approval/disapproval. (T-1) If the request is approved,
the Airman is subject to immediate reassignment based on the needs of the Air Force,
manning, and/or PCS vulnerability. Requests for withdrawal submitted in conjunction with
retraining are processed according to AFI 36-2626, Airman Retraining Program.
2.29.7.3. FTA. Declinations by FTA may not be withdrawn; however, FTA may reenlist without
obtaining approval to withdraw their declination statement. After reenlistment only, the record
of previous declination by FTA is deleted.
2.29.8. Enlisted Airmen Retainability Delays. The MPF Chief may authorize an extension of the
suspense date for the reasons shown in Table 2.7, Enlisted Airman PCS Retainability Suspense
Delay. The MPF Chief may delegate authority to approve delays to the MPF Superintendent.
Important: reference Table 2.7 notes as they contain additional special instructions and
limitations for each category of delay. Retainability delays is intended as a tool to accommodate
Airmen who have accepted an assignment (within certain limits). Approval of delays should be
judiciously applied since they can have a negative impact on a gaining unit if the Airman,
granted a delay, later declines to obtain retainability. Delays can not expose the risk of PCS
allowances being used if Airmen do not have sufficient retainability. Delay is not authorized for
the purpose of allowing Airmen additional time to consider accepting a PCS. Delay for any
other reason or period of time requires approval of an exception to policy per paragraph 1.5.
Any delay is approved within the original retainability suspense period established for a
particular kind of PCS or action. A delay of the retainability suspense is not a waiver to the
amount (length) of retainability required.
2.29.9. Retainability Waiver or Exception. A waiver (see paragraph 1.4) or an exception (see
paragraph 1.5.) to the minimum required retainability may be requested on a case-by-case basis.
Group or blanket waivers or exceptions are not considered. When necessary, assignment OPRs
may originate waivers or exceptions in order to direct the PCS of Airmen with less than the
normal minimum required retainability. Assignment OPRs must include approved retainability
waiver or exception to policy information in the PCS instructions. (T-1) Failure to include this
approval information in PCS instructions can delay the assignment process (the MPF would
reclama selection of Airmen with insufficient retainability). Enlisted Airmen may request a
delay in obtaining retainability according to paragraph 2.29.8.
*(REPLACE) 2.33. PCS Notification with:
2.33. PCS Notification. The AF needs to know as quickly as possible after selection if an
Airmen has accepted a PCS or exercised another option. Also see PSD Guide:
Assignment Notification.
2.33.1. Notification Timelines. To allow sufficient time to plan movement of dependents,
HHGs, and arrange other PCS-related actions, Airmen are normally selected for PCS 120
calendar days before the RNLTD so official notification can be effected at least 90 calendar days
before the RNLTD. Paragraph 2.27 and Table 2.4 provide guidance in determining the RNLTD.
When initial PCS selection, change in assignment location, or change in RNLTD is received
with less than 90 calendar days until the RNLTD, MPS and unit notification periods indicated
below are reduced to 3 calendar days each. When an Airman is absent from station, the
additional procedures shown in paragraph 2.33.4.2.1 apply.
2.33.2. Official Notification. The MPF, unit commanders, and AF officials authorized to affect
notifications ensure local procedures are established and followed so notifications are in strict
accordance with this instruction. Airmen may be told or become aware they have been selected
for PCS in a variety of ways. However, “official” PCS notification takes place when one of the
below notification instruments is initiated:
2.33.3. Notification Instruments. The three instruments used to notify an Airman that they have
been selected for reassignment are the Virtual Automated Assignment Notification RIP from
vMPF, the Assignment Notification RIP from PDS (or manual assignment notification), or email
notification from the Assignment OPR. The prescribed means to transmit notices of assignment
selection from the assignment OPR to the Airman and MPF is by PDS, via the virtual automated
assignment notification process.
2.33.3.1. Virtual Automated Assignment Notification. The virtual automated assignment
notification process replaced the manual Assignment Notification RIP process and unless
otherwise stated, is mandatory for Regular Air Force enlisted in all grades (excluding basic
trainees and pipeline students), and officers in the grades of lieutenant colonel and below
(excluding colonel selects). The Airman accesses the vMPF after receiving an email advising
they have been selected for an assignment which records their official notification date to equal
the date they access the vMPF.
2.33.3.1.1. Airmen without access to vMPF (assigned to a location without the capability) are
exempt from the automated assignment notification procedures and will follow the manual
assignment notification procedures outlined in the following paragraphs and in the PSD Guide.
2.33.3.2. Manual Assignment Notification. The MPF receives the RIP via PDS and sends it
to the Airman and the Airman’s unit commander. The Airman’s unit commander or
authorized official notifies the Airman in writing (electronic/digital signature is acceptable) of
PCS selection and the Airman acknowledges notification in writing (electronic/digital
signature is acceptable). NOTE: If an Airman acknowledges notification, regardless of who
provides the notification, the Airman’s written (electronic/digital signature is acceptable)
acknowledgment and election are still valid.
2.33.3.3. Email Assignment Notification. The MPF receives an email from the assignment OPR
and sends it to the Airman and the Airman’s unit commander. This method is only used in the
event of short notice assignment selection with short reporting time (30 days or less). The AFPC
assignment team will include the below information, as a minimum, in the email:
2.33.3.3.1. The gaining location (unit, position number, and duty title are optional); RNLTD;
ADSC (for officers) and retainability required (for enlisted), including ADSC/retainability for
training, if applicable; the minimum required unaccompanied tour length, if the assignment is
OS (the accompanied tour length may be provided, but not required) and the AFSC in which
selected. (T-1)
2.33.3.3.2. The signature and date the unit commander or authorized official affected
notification; the signature and date the Airman acknowledged notification (date Airman
acknowledges notification is the same as the date officially notified in paragraph 2.33.3.3.1.
above). (T-1)
2.33.3.3.3. A statement directing the Airman to elect one of the two options below by initialing
in the blank space (or block) in front of that option. After making an election, but not later than
7 calendar days from the date of official notification, direct the Airman to report to the MPF
Career Development Element. Include the guidance in paragraph 2.33.4.3. (T-1)
2.33.3.3.3.1. I accept the PCS (and training, if applicable) and the associated ADSC.
2.33.3.3.3.2. Statements indicating: I do not desire the PCS and/or training; and/or I do not
desire to incur the associated ADSC; and/or I do not desire to obtain the required retainability. I
understand within 7 calendar days of notification, if eligible, I must sign and submit a request to
separate (officers only); or a request to retire (officers/enlisted); or I must decline, in writing to
obtain additional retainability (enlisted and only those officers who already have an established
DOS). I also understand if within 7 calendar days of notification I am ineligible, or I fail to
submit a request to separate (officers only) or retire (officers/enlisted), or I do not decline, in
writing, to obtain retainability (enlisted only), then I will be considered to have accepted the PCS
(and training, if applicable) and the associated ADSC. (T-1)
2.33.3.3.3.3. Optional statements may be added by the assignment OPR; for example, asking
if the Airman desires counseling on humanitarian assignment/deferment or any other
circumstances. Be sure to advise the Airman that, even though they may desire additional
counseling, they must still choose one of the above options within 7 calendar days after
notification. (T-1)
2.33.4. Notification Procedures. The MPF, unit commanders, and Airmen will
follow notification procedures as outlined in the PSD Guide.
2.33.4.1. MPF Procedures. Upon receipt of and no later than the next duty day, the MPF will
forward the assignment notification RIP to the Airman’s commander. (T-1) The MPF refers the
commander to paragraph 2.40 to help determine the Airman’s suitability for the assignment.
After forwarding the RIP, the MPF determines the Airman’s eligibility for the assignment and
completes one of the following actions:
2.33.4.1.1. If any of the conditions in paragraphs 2.40 exist, or the MPF believes the assignment
should be canceled, the MPF notifies the Airman’s commander of the need to request
cancellation of the assignment and the reasons for such action. When the Airman’s commander
confirms the assignment should be canceled, the MPF will reclama the assignment to the
assignment OPR. (T-1)
2.33.4.1.2. When the MPF review indicates the Airman appears to meet quality standards, the
MPS begins the relocation processing IAW AFI 36-2102, Base-Level Relocation Procedures.
2.33.4.1.3. If there is a disagreement on a Airman’s assignment eligibility it is resolved at the
next higher level of command.
2.33.4.2. Commander Procedures. The unit commander or authorized official must determine if
the Airman is eligible for the assignment within 3 calendar days of receipt of the email from the
MPF. (T-1) The commander should coordinate with the Airman’s immediate supervisor and
appropriate base agencies as necessary to confirm assignment eligibility. If there is evidence
of substandard performance or conduct (not previously recorded) which would disqualify
the Airman for PCS, the commander notifies the MPF via email requesting the assignment be
canceled providing the specific reasons and the corrective or disciplinary action that has or
will be taken. If this notification is based on data not already part of the UIF, or is based on
contemplated action, it is filed in the Airman’s PIF until eligibility is restored.
2.33.4.2.1. The fact an Airman is on leave or TDY cannot delay the notification process. The
Airman must make a decision to accept the PCS or exercise an authorized alternative within the
prescribed timeframe. (T-1) When an Airman cannot be notified in writing and is advised by the
unit commander by telephone, a second official should witness the call (conference call). A
written record of what the Airman was told should be made and both officials should sign the
document. They ensure the Airman understands the instructions and provide a contact point at
the MPF (grade, name, duty title, telephone number), and instruct the Airman to call to obtain
the actions necessary to accept the assignment (for example, extension of enlistment), or exercise
another option (request separation or retirement). Require the Airman to acknowledge the
telephone conversation via email within 48 hours of the call and send the acknowledgment to the
MPF. When Airmen are absent from station and are notified of PCS selection, then use the date
the Airman acknowledges receipt of notification via vMPF, email or use the date Airman is
personally contacted by phone. See paragraph 2.31 for actions permitted after establishment of
an ASD.
2.33.4.3. Airmen Procedures. The 7 calendar day count begins the day after the date an Airman
is officially notified via vMPF, or by their commander and ends at the close of MPF business
hours on the seventh calendar day following official notification. If the seventh calendar day is a
weekend or holiday, then the official notification period is extended to the first duty day
thereafter. The MPF and unit suspense are computed similarly.
Example: An Airman acknowledges notification by logging into vMPF at 0700 hours, 13
Aug 2011 (a Saturday) has until the close of business on 22 Aug 2011 (since the 7th calendar day
falls on a Saturday they have until Monday).
Example: An Airman acknowledges notification by the unit commander at 0930 hours, 15
Aug 2011 (a Monday) has until the close of business on 22 Aug 2011 (7 full calendar days), to
accept the assignment or take some other authorized action.
2.33.4.3.1. Airmen take one of the following actions, or contact the MPF within the same 7
calendar day period to request counseling or assistance after acknowledging notification:
2.33.4.3.1.1. Officers and Enlisted. Airmen must sign and date the notification showing their
acceptance of the assignment and ADSC and return the notification to the MPF within 7 calendar
days. (T-1)
2.33.4.3.1.2. Officers only. Officers who have the required retainability (see paragraph 2.29) but
who do not want to participate in the event and/or do not want the associated ADSC, must
submit a retirement or separation application through the vMPF within 7 calendar days of
notification, if eligible, under 7-day option provisions as outlined in paragraph 2.30. (T-1)
2.33.4.3.1.3. Enlisted only. Enlisted Airmen who have the required retainability (see paragraph
2.29) but want to retire in lieu of the PCS and/or ADSC, must submit retirement application
through the vMPF within 7 calendar days of notification, if eligible, under 7-day option
provisions as required in paragraph 2.30. (T-1) Enlisted Airmen who have the required
retainability are not eligible under 7-day option provisions to request separation in lieu of PCS.
2.33.4.3.1.4. Enlisted only. Enlisted Airmen who do not have the required retainability and who
do not want the assignment and/or ADSC, must report, in person, to the MPS within 7 calendar
days of notification and sign a formal retainability declination statement when required by
paragraph 2.29. (T-1)
2.33.4.3.1.5. Enlisted only. Enlisted Airmen who do not have the required retainability (see
paragraph 2.29) and want to accept the assignment and/or ADSC and want to obtain retainability
must sign and return the notification in person to the MPF within 7 calendar days. (T-1) The
MPF will suspense enlisted Airmen to obtain retainability at the earliest possible date, but not
later than 30 calendar days after the date enlisted Airmen acknowledged selection. (T-1) If the
Airman fails to obtain the required retainability within 30 calendar days from notification, the
MPF will take action according to paragraph 2.29. (T-1)
2.33.4.3.1.6. Enlisted only. Enlisted Airman assigned OCONUS who, during their DEROS
forecast, elect to maintain their current DEROS and return to the CONUS on an OS returnee
assignment and do not have the required retainability (12 months from DEROS month) must
obtain it within 30 days of the date of the RIP. (T-1) If the Airman declines or refuses to obtain
the required retainability within 30 days, the MPF will take action according to paragraph 2.29.
(T-1)
2.33.4.4. Sometimes Airmen want to request or submit some other action for consideration
(humanitarian, HSSAD, cancellation, deferment, etc.) when notified of selection for an event and
wait on a decision of their request before making a binding decision. Such delays are not
authorized.
2.33.4.4.1. If an Airman is willing to be bound by the AF’s decision of approval or disapproval
after due process of any request they submit, then advise the Airman to accept the event and
associated ADSC within 7 calendar days and proceed with submission of the request. If the
request is approved, the assignment may be changed or canceled as appropriate.
2.33.4.4.2. If Airmen do not desire to accept an event or ADSC within 7 calendar days due to
pending request, Airmen should be advised they are not given another opportunity under 7-day
option provisions when advised of disapproval.
* (CHANGE) 2.33.6.8.3 Optional statements may be added by the AFPC assignment OPR; for
example, asking if the Airman desires counseling on humanitarian assignment/deferment or if the
Airman requests a “courtesy clearance” for dependent parents/parent-in-law, or any other
circumstances. Be sure to advise the Airman that, even though they may desire additional counseling,
they must still choose one of the above options within 7 calendar days after notification.
*(REPLACE) Table 2.1 Assignment Availability Codes, Rule 3 with:
Table 2.1. Assignment Availability Codes.
RULE
B
C
D
E
F
Title
Applies
to
Officers
Applies
to
Enlisted
Description
Deferment Period
or Effective Date
(see note 1)
3
Declined or
failed to
obtain
required
retainability
for PCS,
TDY,
deployment,
or training;
X
Airman declines
or fails to reenlist
or extend current
enlistment to
acquire
retainability and
an AF Form 964
is executed;
or
Date Airman or
MPF signs the AF
Form 964 or date
of application for
retirement; duration
is until DOS. See
note 3.
or elected
retirement
in lieu of
PCS. See
note 3.
Elects for
retirement in lieu
of PCS via vMPF
(including when
retirement is in
lieu of change of
end assignment
prior to PCS
departure). See
paragraph 2.29.
*(REPLACE) Table 2.1. Assignment Availability Codes, Note 3 with:
3. Airman is not eligible to apply for the following self-initiated assignment programs until the
deferment has expired (see paragraph 2.40.3.13.). An Airman who had an action approved under
one of these programs before being placed in a code making them ineligible may retain the
previously approved action if expiration of the ineligibility condition is before the departure
date/DEROS. A RNLTD cannot be changed for the sole purpose of allowing an Airman’s
deferment to expire before the departure date/DEROS. (Includes when additional retainability is
required due to change in PCS, TDY, or training requirement)
*(ADD) Table 2.2. Assignment Limitation Codes, Rule 28:
Table 2.2. Assignment Limitation Codes.
LINE
A
B
C
D
E
Code
Title
Description
(Applies to both
officers and
enlisted unless
indicated
otherwise)
Effective Date
and Duration
Limitation on PCS
Selection
1
A
Post Delivery
Deferment
Female Airman with
newborn child (post
delivery deferment).
Date of child's
birth plus 12
months
Eligible; establish
RNLTD consistent
with expiration of
limitation. See
paragraph 2.27. See
note 1. (T-1)
*(ADD)
28
G
Department
of Energy
Sigma 14
Airmen granted
Department of
Energy Sigma 14
access.
Date of
signature by
Department of
Energy official
on Department
of Energy Form
5631.20;
indefinitely
(see note 9)
Prohibited from
being part of a two-
person concept team
that may afford
access to a nuclear
weapon. (T-0)
*(ADD) Table 2.2. Assignment Limitation Codes, Note 9 with:
9. Contact HQ USAF/A10 for waiver authority.
*(REPLACE) Table 2.5. PCS Retainability Requirements, Rule 5 with:
Table 2.5. PCS Retainability Requirements.
R
U
L
E
A
B
C
If PCS is
And
Then the minimum
service retainability is
(see notes 1 and 2)
5
CONUS to
CONUS (including
in-place actions for
enlisted)
Is a humanitarian PCS or Expedited
Transfer; upon completion of
hospitalization in PCS status, or upon
release from confinement
24 months. (see note 7)
*(REPLACE) Table 2.5. PCS Retainability Requirements, Note 7 with:
7. Minimum retainability requirement is 6 months. However, the expectation that Airmen
obtain maximum authorized per HYT up to 24 months retainability, if otherwise eligible,
remains. If due to short notice assignment, and retainability cannot be obtained at losing
location, the Airmen will be required to obtain retainability at gaining location within 30 days
from DAS. There is no minimum retainability required for Airmen being reassigned as a patient
or prisoner.
*(REPLACE) Table 3.9. Voluntary Extension of OS Tour, Rule 3 and 5 with:
Table 3.9. Voluntary Extension of OS Tour.
R
U
L
E
A
B
C
If the reason for
extension is
Then the maximum period of extension
is (not to exceed mandatory DOS/HYT)
And process the
request as follows:
3
Airmans request
due to pregnancy of
spouse and the
recommendation of
attending physician
60 calendar days or less
Installation commander
(may be delegated to
Group or Squadron
commander) may approve
(see note 3)
5
Airmans request,
female Airman is
pregnant and the
attending physician
recommends
60 calendar days or less
Installation commander
(may be delegated to
Group or Squadron
commander) may approve
(see note 3)
*(REPLACE) Table 3.10. Curtailment of OS Tours, Rule 8 with:
Table 3.10. Curtailment of OS Tours.
R
U
L
E
A
B
C
D
If the reason for
extension is
And period is
more than 60
calendar days
Or period is
less than 60
calendar
days
And process
the request
as follows:
8
Airmans or medical
authoritys request
due to pregnancy of
Airman or spouse
and medical
authority
recommends return
before DEROS
X
Installation commander (may be
delegated to Group or Squadron
commander) (see note 3)
*(REPLACE) Figure 5.2. Extended Deployment Declination/3-Day Option with:
Table 5.2. 365-day Extended Deployment Declination/3-Day Option.
R
U
L
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
If the
Airman
is
and is
a
and has 19
or more yrs
TAFMS as
of event
notification
date (mo/yr)
or as of the
RDD
(mo/yr)
or does not
have 19 yrs
TAFMS as
of the event
notification
date (mo/yr)
or as of the
RDD
(mo/yr)
and has
then, if serving in the
CONUS, the Airman may
request
(if serving OS, or on a
CONUS maximum
stabilized tour, see note)
1
An
officer
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
Col
and/or
Col-
selects
X
no ADSC
Officers may request a
retirement date which is
not later than the first day
of the fifth month
following TDY
notification date (mo/yr),
OR the first day of the
month upon completion of
20 years TAFMS,
whichever is later;
however the actual
retirement date approved
will be based on the needs
of the AF.
an ADSC that
expires on or
before
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
2
An
officer
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
Col
and/or
Col-
selects
X
no ADSC
Officers may request a
separation date which is
not later than the first day
of the fifth month
following TDY
notification date (mo/yr),
OR the day they complete
their existing ADSC,
whichever is later;
however the actual
separation date approved
will be based on the needs
of the AF.
an ADSC that
expires on or
before
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
R
U
L
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
If the
Airman
is
and is
a
and has 19
or more yrs
TAFMS as
of event
notification
date (mo/yr)
or as of the
RDD
(mo/yr)
or does not
have 19 yrs
TAFMS as
of the event
notification
date (mo/yr)
or as of the
RDD
(mo/yr)
and has
then, if serving in the
CONUS, the Airman may
request
(if serving OS, or on a
CONUS maximum
stabilized tour, see note)
3
An
officer
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
Lt Col
or
below
X
no ADSC
a retirement date which is
not later than the first day
of the 7th month following
365-day ED notification
date (mo/yr), OR, the first
day of the month upon
completion of 20 years
TAFMS
an ADSC that
expires on or
before
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
a retirement date which is
not later than the first day
of the 7th month following
365-day ED notification
date (mo/yr), OR, the first
day of the month upon
completion of 20 years
TAFMS, OR, the first day
of the month after
completion of ADSC,
whichever is later.
4
An
officer
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
X
no ADSC
a separation date which is
not later than the first day
of the 7th month following
365-day ED notification
an ADSC that
expires on or
before
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
a separation date which is
not later than the day they
complete their existing
ADSC.
R
U
L
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
If the
Airman
is
and is
a
and has 19
or more yrs
TAFMS as
of event
notification
date (mo/yr)
or as of the
RDD
(mo/yr)
or does not
have 19 yrs
TAFMS as
of the event
notification
date (mo/yr)
or as of the
RDD
(mo/yr)
and has
then, if serving in the
CONUS, the Airman may
request
(if serving OS, or on a
CONUS maximum
stabilized tour, see note)
5
An
officer
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
Lt Col
or
below
X
X
an ADSC that
expires beyond
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
are not eligible to request
retirement or separation
under 3-day option
provisions.
6
An
enlisted
Airman
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
CMSgt
or
below
X
the required
retainability
and no ADSC
a retirement date which is
not later than the first day
of the 7th month following
365-day ED notification
date (mo/yr), OR, the first
day of the month upon
completion of 20 years
TAFMS
the required
retainability
and an ADSC
that expires on
or before
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
a retirement date which is
not later than the first day
of the 7th month following
365-day ED notification
date (mo/yr), OR, the first
day of the month upon
completion of 20 years
TAFMS, OR, the first day
of the month after
completion of ADSC,
whichever is later.
7
An
enlisted
Airman
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
CMSgt
or
below
X
Insufficient
retainability
and refuses to
obtain it, and
no ADSC, OR,
an ADSC that
expires on or
before
completion of
365-day ED
commitment
and associated
training plus
30 days
a retirement date which is
not later than the first day
of the 7th month following
365-day ED notification
date (mo/yr), OR, the first
day of the month upon
completion of 20 years
TAFMS, OR, the first day
of the month after
completion of ADSC,
whichever is later.
8
An
enlisted
Airman
officially
notified
of
selection
for a
365-day
ED
CMSgt
or
below
X
Insufficient
retainability
and refuses to
obtain it and
no ADSC,
OR
an ADSC that
expires within
6 months after
the 365-day
ED
notification
date (mo/yr)
request a retirement date
which is not later than the
first day of the 7th month
following 365-day ED
notification date (mo/yr)
OR
request a retirement date
the first day of the month
after reaching 20 yrs
TAFMS, whichever is later
OR
decline to obtain
retainability as outlined in
paragraph 2.29.
9
X
The required
retainability
Airmen are not eligible to
request retirement or
separation under 3-day opt
provisions
Insufficient
retainability
and refuses to
obtain it
Airmen are not eligible to
request retirement or
separation under 3-day opt
provisions, but may
decline to obtain
retainability as outlined in
paragraph 2.29.
*(REPLACE) NOTE: Use this table in conjunction with paragraph 5.9. DO NOT use this
table alone to determine eligibility or effective dates. Do not use column F for separation or
retirement dates Airmen may request if they are serving OS or on a CONUS maximum stabilized
tour as they must request a retirement or separation date which is the first day of the month
following DEROS or DOA, if otherwise eligible to retire or separate on that date per AFI 36-
3203 for officer and enlisted Airmen retirements and AFI 36-3207 for officer separations. (T-1)
Attachment 1: GLOSSARY OF REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION
*(ADD) AFI 36-2135, Joint Officer Management, 10 January 2014
*(ADD) Experience-Joint Duty Assignment (E-JDA) - An assignment, other than in a JDAL
position, through which an officer demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities in joint matters
that may be shorter in duration and therefore aggregated to achieve the equivalent of a full tour
in an S-JDA, as determined under such regulations and policies prescribed by the Secretary of
Defense
*(ADD) Standard-Joint Duty Assignment (S-JDA) - An assignment to a designated position
in a multi-Service, joint or multinational command or activity that involves the integrated
employment or support of the land, sea, air forces of at least two of the three Military
Departments. Such involvement includes, but is not limited to, matters relating to national
military strategy, joint doctrine and policy, strategic planning, contingency planning, and
command and control of combat operations under a unified or specified command.
*(ADD) Joint Duty Assignment Listing (JDAL) - A consolidated list of S-JDAs approved by the
USD (P&R). Positions held by G/FOs and critical S-JDAs are shown separately. The JDAL is
maintained by the Joint Staff, J-1. The Joint Staff Special Assistant for General and Flag Officer
Matters is responsible for processing general and flag officer JDAL actions.
*(ADD) Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) - An officer on the active duty list who has completed
both phases of Joint Professional Military Education, awarded full joint tour credit, as well as
a master’s degree, and requisite Professional Military Education (IDE/SDE), defined as IDE for
Majors selects and Majors or SDE for Lieutenant Colonel selects and Lieutenant Colonels.
Exceptions can be granted for promotion board school selects. AFPC/DP3AM will consider
waivers on a case-by-case basis. JQOs are designated by the Secretary of Defense (a JQO has
to fill a Joint Critical JDA billet).
Attachment 25: EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)
* (ADD) A25.2.1. Dependent parents/parents-in-law are not entitled to TRICARE benefits and
are not enrolled in EFMP.
* (ADD) A25.2.7. Courtesy Clearance: A check of available medical services at the gaining
location MTF. Availability does not guarantee access to dependent parents/parents-in-law.
* (ADD) A25.3.1.1. While dependent parents/parents-in-law are not eligible for EFMP
enrollment, member may request a “courtesy clearance” for CONUS assignment by contacting
the Special Needs Coordinator (SNC) in the MTF.
* (CHANGE) 2.33.6.8.3 Optional statements may be added by the AFPC assignment OPR; for
example, asking if the Airman desires counseling on humanitarian assignment/deferment or if
the Airman requests a “courtesy clearance” for dependent parents/parent-in-law, or any other
circumstances. Be sure to advise the Airman that, even though they may desire additional counseling,
they must still choose one of the above options within 7 calendar days after notification.
Attachment 26: EXPEDITED TRANSFER
*(CHANGE) A26.3.2. to read: AFPC/DP2LWA will evaluate the Airman’s location
preferences listed on the installation or host Wing Commander’s memo and facilitate the
reassignment. (T-2) If preferences cannot be met based on Air Force requirements, manpower
utilization, an exceptional family member’s needs, or Airman’s retainability per paragraph 2.29,
AFPC/DP2LWA will coordinate with the installation or host Wing Commander on viable
alternatives to prevent negative impact on the Airman’s career and an exceptional family
member, if applicable. (T-2) If the installation or host Wing Commander or SARC are aware that
the requester has a Special Victims Counsel (SVC), the installation or host Wing Commander or
SARC will also notify the SVC of the ET decision and the duty assignment location within two
duty days of a reassignment decision being made. (T-3) If location resolution cannot be obtained,
the discussion will be resolved between AF/CVS and AFPC/CC. (T-1)
*(CHANGE) A26.4.3. to read: “AFPC/DP2LWA will evaluate the Airman’s location
preferences listed on the Vice Wing Commander’s (or equivalent) memo and facilitate the
reassignment. (T-2) If preferences cannot be met based upon Air Force requirements, manpower
utilization, or an exceptional family member’s needs, or Airman’s retainability per paragraph
2.29, AFPC/DP2LWA will coordinate with the installation or host Wing Commander on viable
alternatives to prevent negative impact on the Airman’s career and exceptional family member, if
applicable. (T-2) If the installation or host Wing Commander is aware that the requester has an
Area Defense Counsel, they will also notify the ADC. (T-3) If location resolution cannot be
obtained, AFPC/DP3AM is the final authority in determining location of reassignment.”
The below changes to AFI 36-2110, dated 22 September 2009, through IC 2, dated 8 June
2012, and through AFGM2016-01, dated 23 June 2016, remain in effect.
2.39.3.2. To any CONUS location during the 24-week closed period (12-weeks before or 12-weeks
after expected delivery date).
2.39.4. During the 12-month period after the birth of a child to an Airman, deferment from PCS is
authorized (see Table 2.2, ALC “A”). The military mother will be deferred from assignment to a
dependent-restricted overseas tour or an accompanied overseas tour when concurrent travel is denied.
(T-0) The military mother may waive this deferment. Unless the military mother waives the
deferment, she will depart on PCS to an OS short location where the unaccompanied tour length is
less than 18 months unless permission has been granted to serve the accompanied by dependents tour
(when an accompanied tour is authorized). (T-0) Regardless of the tour length of the OS location,
concurrent travel must have been granted so the mother and child could travel OS together. (T-1) The
12-month post-delivery deferment is not authorized if approval has been granted for the mother and
child to travel OS concurrently. The 12-month deferment applies to any TDY.
Table 2.2. Assignment Limitation Codes.
LINE
A
B
C
D
E
Code
Title
Description
(Applies to both
officers and
enlisted unless
indicated
otherwise)
Effective Date
and Duration
Limitation on PCS
Selection
1
A
Post Delivery
Deferment
Female Airman with
newborn child (post
delivery deferment).
Date of child's
birth plus 12
months
Eligible; establish
RNLTD consistent
with expiration of
limitation. See
paragraph 2.27. See
note 1. (T-1)
Table 2.1 Line 62.
Table 2.1. Assignment Availability Codes.
Rule
A
B
C
D
E
F
Line
Code
Title
Applies to
Officers
Applies to
Enlisted
Description
Deferment Period
or Effective Date
(see note 1)
62
81
Pregnancy
X
X
Deferment of
female Airman
diagnosed as
pregnant by
medical
authority (see
paragraph
2.30)
Date 12 weeks
beyond expected
date of delivery of
child as shown in
the medical
authority’s
statement.
4.7.1. Restriction on Consecutive Number of Days TDY to Any One Location (Other than for
Training or Operational/Contingency Deployments). Comptroller General Decision, 38 Comptroller
General 853 (1959), and Joint Travel Regulation 2230, state a TDY assignment at one location may
not exceed 180 consecutive days, except when authorized through the secretarial process, see
paragraph 4.7.3 for waiver requests. Airmen authorized to perform a TDY under this provision are
authorized per diem entitlements.
4.7.2. (DELETE)
4.7.3. Requests for Waivers. The office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Force Management
Integration, Air Force Principal to Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee
(PDTATAC), is the Secretariat level approval authority in matters under the Joint Travel Regulation
(JTR) and is the authority for TDYs. Requests for waivers to the restrictions in paragraphs 4.7.1 are
submitted as shown below. For waivers of paragraph 4.7.1 (more than 180 consecutive days), the
RegAF unit commander will initiate a waiver request and send it to HQ AFPC/DP3AM, for Lt Cols
and below and SMSgts and below, to AF/DPO for colonels (including selectees), or to AF/DPE for
CMSgts (including selectees) for processing to the Air Force Principal to PDTATAC. (T-1) For the
ARC, if the request involves MPA days, the Manpower MPA Man-day Management System (M4S)
will be used to process the per diem waiver. (T-1) If the request is for RPA or Guard/Reserve days,
the manual process will be used to submit the per diem waiver. (T-1) The manual process includes a
letter with justification signed by the unit commander or authorized representative processed through
the appropriate chain of command to AF/REPP or NGB/A1PS for processing to SAF/MR. TDYs
requiring the Air Force Principal to PDTATAC waiver must be submitted no later than 30 days in
advance of the 181st day of duty. (T-1) Waivers are considered when mission objectives or unusual
circumstances develop requiring an Airman to be TDY for longer than 180 consecutive days. The
Airman's home station unit commander or TDY location commander will initiate the request, and
send it to AFPC/DP3AM (or AF/DPO or AF/DPE as appropriate) for processing to the Air Force
Principal to PDTATAC. (T-0) All TDYs that are projected to exceed 365 consecutive days require
MAJCOM/CV or staff equivalent endorsement prior to submission to AFPC/DP3AM.
4.7.3.6. The Air Force Principal to PDTATAC has determined that mission objectives require that
the following TDYs for more than 180 consecutive days are appropriate and a TDY waiver is
authorized. For this reason an individual TDY waiver does not need to be processed:
4.7.3.6.1. Operational/Contingency Deployments in Excess of 180 Days, but less than 365 Days.
Individual TDY waivers are not required for operational/contingency deployments exceeding 180
consecutive days but less than 365 executive days.
4.7.3.6.2. Operational/Contingency TDY Deployments in Excess of 365 Days. A TDY deployment
extension or waiver for a period in excess of 365 consecutive days must be processed to the
appropriate approval authority IAW USD(P&R) Memo, Deployment-to-Dwell Mobilization-to-Dwell
Policy Revision, 1 Nov 13, and CJCSM 3130.06A CH 1, 21 Nov 13. (T-1)
4.7.3.7. 180 Day Rule Violation. In accordance with Joint Travel Regulation 2230, issuing a TDY
order for 179 consecutive days, followed by a brief return to the PDS, followed by another TDY
order for return to the same location is a violation of the 180-consecutive-day policy if the known/
reasonably anticipated, TDY duration was in excess of 180 days when the initial order was issued.
An example of the 180-day rule violation would be an Airman being issued TDY orders to a
location for 179 consecutive days, return the Airman to his or her permanent duty station for a day
or so, and then directing the Airman TDY back to the same location.
4.7.3.8. Effective February 2016, annual reporting of all TDY assignments exceeding 180
consecutive days at any one location is required. The report will be used to identify TDY duration
and type trends. AF/A1, in collaboration with AF/RE and NGB/CF, will submit each calendar year a
Total Force report broken out by component. The report will reflect the type of TDY, i.e., operational
/ contingency and all other TDYs (except training); length of TDY broken out as follows: 181 to 190
days; 191 to 200 days; 201 to 210 days; greater than 210. The report will highlight noted trends and
provide a point of contact for each component. Reports will be submitted annually for the calendar
year period (1 Jan – 31 Dec) to SAF/MRM via TMT no later than 28 Feb. (T-1)
5.10.3.2. "Dependents may be authorized certain travel allowances IAW the Joint Travel Regulation
(JTR), Chapter 4, Part I, 4920, while Airman is filling an ITDY. ITDY dependent travel and
transportation allowances to an alternate place may be authorized only when the deploying Airman's
Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) orders do not provide for return to his or her Permanent Duty Station
and the deployment period meets the requirements specified in JTR Para 4920A. Questions on JTR
dependent allowances should be referred to the base Transportation Management Office (TMO) or
base Financial Services Office (FSO)."
Attachment 24: HUMANITARIAN REASSIGNMENT AND DEFERMENT
A24.6.7. previous verbiage DELETED (renumbered below); replaced in Attachment 26, Expedited
Transfers or referred to Attachment 12, Threatened Persons Assignments.
A24.6.7. Reassignment requests due to an Airman’s spouse or child who was sexually assaulted will
be considered for approval by AFPC/DP2LWA when paragraph A24.6.7.2 does not apply. (T-1)
The request for reassignment must be fully substantiated by the appropriate medical authority that
remaining in the area where the incident occurred would be detrimental to the welfare of the family
member. (T-1)
A24.6.7.1. Airmen may request a specific base for reassignment following a sexual assault incident
involving the spouse or child; however, manning must fully support the Airman’s desired location.
The primary consideration is to relocate the Airman’s family away from where the incident occurred.
Retraining may be considered for this type of request on a case-by-case basis.
A24.6.7.2. If the sexual assault occurred within the family or with an intimate partner, reassignment
requests will be under the Humanitarian Assignments policy when it is essential in establishing or
operating an effective Family Advocacy program according to AFI 40-301, Family Advocacy. (T-1)
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP), consistent with DoDD 6400-1 (Reference (o)) and DoD
instruction (DoDI) 6400.06 (Reference (p)), covers adult military dependent sexual assault victims
who are assaulted by a spouse or intimate partner and military dependent sexual assault victims who
are 17 years of age and younger. The installation SARC, FAP and domestic violence intervention and
prevention staff shall direct coordination when a sexual assault occurs within a domestic relationship
or involves child abuse. (T-3)
NOTE: While requests for humanitarian consideration must usually be initiated by the member, there
are some instances involving family advocacy issues where the member does not desire assignment
or assignment cancellation and there are no quality control factors that would support such action. In
these situations, the member’s commander can request assignment or assignment cancellation via
humanitarian deferment when the basis is to continue or obtain treatment for family advocacy issues.
The request must be fully documented and endorsed by the local Family Advocacy Officer (see
paragraph 3.8.10.2 for personnel assigned overseas). (T-3)
A24.8.3.2.When an Airman is married to another Airman and desires join spouse consideration,
Airman must submit a join spouse intent letter with the application in order for the military spouse to
also be considered for assignment action. (T-2)
Attachment 25: EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)
A25.8.3.4. When an Airman is married to another Airman and desires join spouse consideration,
Airman must submit a join spouse intent letter with the application in order for the military spouse to
also be considered for assignment action. (T-2)
Attachment 26: EXPEDITED TRANSFER
A26.1. Expedited Transfer (ET) requests are only applicable to service members who file an
unrestricted report of sexual assault. At the time of the sexual assault report, Airmen will be informed
of the availability of an ET and will receive assistance from the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Response (SAPR) Office when requesting an ET. (T-0) If an Airman is the victim of stalking or other
sexual misconduct (i.e., indecent viewing, visual recording, or broadcasting; forcible pandering;
indecent exposure) and files a report with law enforcement, the Airman may also request an ET
with assistance from the Victim and Witness Assistance Program in the installation’s Legal
Office. An ET request initiated on behalf of another will not be accepted. (T-2)
A26.2. Airmen who were sexually assaulted and request transfer following threats of bodily harm or
death, should be encouraged to immediately report the threat to their commander, law enforcement
authorities, SARC, Victim Advocate or Special Victims Counsel. The office receiving a request for
transfer based on threats of bodily harm or death will also immediately report the threat to the
Airman’s commander and law enforcement authorities. (T-0) Requests to transfer under these
circumstances will be handled in accordance with AFI 36-2110, Assignments Attachment 12,
Threatened Person Assignments. (T-1)
A26.3. Ordinarily only one ET may be approved for each unrestricted reported incident. Subsequent
ET requests will only be considered when the alleged offender is later assigned to the same duty
location as the Airman who filed the unrestricted report of sexual assault, stalking, or other sexual
misconduct or when the victim is being retaliated against at the new duty station. (T-1)
A26.3.1 The sexual assault victim forwards the installation or host Wing Commander’s (this may be
delegated to the installation or host Vice Wing Commander) memo along with the vMPF ET
application and all documents related to the approved ET (to include the Exceptional Family Member
Program [EFMP] documentation and other applicable PCS documentation) to his/her unit
commander. The installation or host Wing/Vice Commander will then forward the package to the
Total Force Service Center (TFSC) at AFPC. (T-2) Upon receipt of an installation or host Wing
Commander’s approved ET from the sexual assault victim’s commander through vMPF, the TFSC
will forward to Air Force Personnel Center, Humanitarian and EFMP Assignments Branch, (AFPC/
DP2LWA) for execution of reassignment location. (T-2) The TFSC acts as the liaison between
AFPC/DP2LWA and the Airman approved for ET.
A26.3.2. AFPC/DP2LWA will evaluate the Airman’s location preferences listed on the installation
or host Wing Commander’s memo and facilitate the reassignment. (T-2) If preferences cannot be
met based on Air Force requirements, manpower utilization, or an exceptional family member’s
needs, AFPC will coordinate with the installation or host Wing Commander on viable alternatives
to prevent negative impact on the Airman’s career and an exceptional family member, if applicable.
(T-2) If the installation or host Wing Commander or SARC are aware that the requester has a
Special Victims Counsel (SVC), the installation or host Wing Commander or SARC will also notify
the SVC of the ET decision and the duty assignment location within two duty days of a
reassignment decision being made. (T-3) If location resolution cannot be obtained, the discussion
will be resolved between AF/CVS and AFPC/CC. (T-1)
A26.3.2.1. For colonels (including selectees), and chiefs (including selectees) while requests are
submitted initially to AFPC, the final authority in determining reassignment location is AF/DPO
and AF/DPE, respectively. Throughout this attachment when AFPC/DP2LWA is referred to,
substitute AF/DPO if the Airman is a colonel or colonel select, and AF/DPE if the Airman is a chief
or chief select.
A26.3.3. Reassignment from CONUS to an overseas location, or between overseas theatres, should
not be considered unless it has been documented that family members or other identified support
network reside in the overseas area and the requester has expressed a preference for transfer to the
overseas location. Family members can be defined as mother, father, siblings, and loco parentis.
Requests to relocate to locations where family members other than those defined reside will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
A26.3.3.1. If a request for assignment is to a dependent-restricted area and the Airman’s foreign-born
spouse will be traveling to the native country, such information must be included in the ET request.
(T-2) If reassignment can be facilitated, a request for a designated location move (DLM) to the native
country must be processed per AFI 36-3020, Family Member Travel. (T-2)
A26.3.4. When an Airman is married to another Airman and desires join spouse consideration, a join
spouse intent letter must accompany the Airman's application in order for the military spouse to also
be considered for assignment action. (T-2)
A26.3.5. An Airman desiring ET who has a spouse or children enrolled in the EFMP must include
appropriate medical or educational documentation concerning the EFMP situation with the ET
request (i.e., DD Form 2792, plus addendums, DD Form 2792-1, IEP, AF Form 1466, 1466D, etc.).
(T-2) An ET reassignment cannot be approved unless the projected assignment location can meet the
needs of the exceptional family member IAW Attachment 25.
A26.3.6. An Airman is generally delayed from departing PCS when required to remain for
completion of a criminal or disciplinary investigation or action in which they are the subject,
including investigation and trial by US military or civil authorities or administrative actions under the
Uniform Code of Military Justice, or AFI 36-2606, Administrative Discharge Procedures for
Commissioned Officers, or AFI 36-3208, Administrative Separation of Airmen. If the requester has a
SVC, the installation or host Wing Commander or SARC will notify the SVC of the ET delay and the
reason for the delay within two duty days of the decision to delay. (T-3)
A26.3.6.1. If an Airman who has been approved for an ET has also undergone past disciplinary
action, but the commander does not deem a separation is appropriate, the losing unit commander
must formally notify the gaining unit commander, in writing, of any incomplete administrative or
disciplinary actions and provide a comprehensive analysis of the member’s duty related or personal
problems related to the administrative or disciplinary action. (T-2)
A26.3.7. If an Airman’s parent organization is relocated or deactivated after an Airman is reassigned
there due to an ET request, he or she should be considered for intra-command reassignment to
another organization on the same base. If no authorization for their specialty exists on base, or if the
base is being deactivated, reassignment instructions will be provided by AFPC/DP2LWA. (T-2)
A26.3.8. Retraining or crossflow actions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by
AFPC/DP2LWA, since the goal is timely reassignment actions with minimal disruption to an
Airman’s career. All retraining actions will be coordinated through AFPC/DP3DW. (T-2) As a
general rule, reassignment into a special duty position is not considered since the selection process is
under a nominative process and requires additional training. Additionally, when an Airman requires
reclassification prior to ET reassignment, AFPC/DP2LWA will coordinate with AF/A1PT. (T-1)
A26.3.9. If an Airman submits a request for reassignment and the circumstances change prior to a
final decision or the Airman’s departure on assignment, he or she must immediately inform either
the MPS or the TFSC, who in turn notifies AFPC/DP2LWA. (T-2) A message reply will be
provided with final disposition instructions. (T-2) Once an Airman has departed on an ET
reassignment, the request can no longer be withdrawn.
A26.4. To enhance protection for the sexual assault victim, potential reassignment of the alleged
offender shall be considered by the installation or host Wing Commander, balancing interests of the
sexual assault victim and the alleged offender. (T-2) The installation or host Wing Commander must
consult with the servicing Staff Judge Advocate and Military Criminal Investigation Organization in
making this decision when there is an open investigation. (T-2) Reassignment options include a
temporary or permanent change of assignment (PCA) or permanent change of station (PCS) to a
location determined by Air Force needs and if applicable, the EFMP requirements of the alleged
offender’s spouse or children.
A26.4.1. The installation or host Wing Commander will notify an alleged offender who has been
selected for ET. (T-2) The alleged offender will then have an opportunity to submit through his/her
unit commander, location preferences for inclusion in the installation or host Wing Commander’s
memorandum. (T-3) The alleged offender will also have the opportunity to submit documentation of
family member’s enrollment in the EFMP, as well as any other circumstances relating to the
reassignment that he or she desires to bring to the installation or host Wing Commander’s
consideration. (T-3) The alleged offender shall be notified that they have the right to consult with an
Area Defense Counsel prior to submitting these matters. (T-3)
A26.4.2. The alleged offender’s unit commander will complete the vMPF ET application on behalf
of the alleged offender and will submit it and all documents related to the ET (to include installation
or host Wing Commander’s memo of approved ET decision, Exceptional Family
Member Program (EFMP) documentation and other applicable PCS documentation) to the TFSC.
(T-3) Upon receipt of the installation or host Wing Commander’s ET from the alleged offender’s
commander through vMPF, the TFSC will forward to AFPC/DP2LWA for execution of
reassignment location. (T-2) The TFSC acts as the liaison between AFPC/DP2LWA and the
Airman selected for ET.
A26.4.3. AFPC/DP2LWA will evaluate the Airman’s location preferences listed on the Wing
Commander’s (or equivalent) memo and facilitate the reassignment. (T-2) If preferences cannot be
met based upon Air Force requirements, manpower utilization, or an exceptional family member’s
needs, AFPC will coordinate with the installation or host Wing Commander on viable alternatives to
prevent negative impact on the Airman’s career and exceptional family member if applicable. (T-2)
If the installation or host Wing Commander is aware that the requester has an Area Defense Counsel,
they will also notify the ADC. (T-3) If location resolution cannot be obtained, AFPC/DP2 is the final
authority in determining location of reassignment.
A26.4.4. When an Airman is selected for ET and is married to another Airman, join spouse will be
considered if join spouse is updated accordingly in the personnel system. (T-2) A join spouse letter
must be included in the ET package. (T-2)
A26.4.5. An alleged offender who has a spouse or children enrolled in the EFMP shall provide
appropriate medical or educational documentation concerning the EFMP situation upon notification
that their installation or host Wing Commander has selected them for ET (i.e., DD Form 2792, plus
addendums, DD Form 2792-1, IEP, AF Form 1466, 1466D, etc.). (T-2) An ET reassignment cannot
be approved unless the projected assignment location can meet the needs of the exceptional family
member IAW Attachment 25.
A26.4.6. Reassignment from CONUS to an overseas location, or between overseas theaters, should
not be considered unless it has been documented that family members reside in the overseas area and
the requester has expressed a preference for transfer to the overseas location. Family members can be
defined as mother, father, siblings, and loco parentis. Requests to relocate to locations where family
members other than those defined reside will be considered on a case by case basis. (T-2)
A26.4.6.1. If a request for assignment is to a dependent-restricted area and the Airman’s foreign-born
spouse will be traveling to the native country, such information must be included in the ET request.
(T-2) If reassignment can be facilitated, a request for a designated location move (DLM) to the native
country must be processed per AFI 36-3020, Family Member Travel. (T-2)
A26.4.7. If an Airman’s parent organization is relocated or deactivated after an Airman is reassigned
there due to an ET request, he or she should be considered for intra-command reassignment to
another organization on the same base. If no authorization for their specialty exists on base, or if the
base is being deactivated, reassignment instructions will be provided by AFPC/DP2LWA. (T-1)
A26.4.8. Assignment availability codes, assignment limitation codes and medical limitation codes
must be addressed prior to reassignment. (T-1) The goal for transferring the alleged offender is a
timely reassignment with minimal disruption to an Airman’s career and family.
A26.5. ET for Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard
A26.5.1. The sexual assault victim will forward the wing commander’s (or equivalent) memo
(completed to the highest degree possible and where applicable) along with the ET application and
all documents related to the ET (to include any other applicable PCS documentation) to his/her unit
commander. (T-3) Upon receipt of an ET request from an Airman who was sexually assaulted in the
Line of Duty (LOD), the member’s current unit commander will assist in fulfilling the Airman’s
reassignment request. (T-3) Reassignments within the reserve component are subject to provisions
of AFI 36-2115, Assignments within the Reserve Components, and AFI 36-2132v2, Active
Guard/Reserve (AGR) Program. Reassignment within the guard component are subject to provisions
of Assignments within the Air National Guard, ANGI 36-2101, and Expedited Transfer,
Reassignment, or Removal of National Guard Members Due to an Unrestricted Report of Sexual
Assault, CNGBI 1303.01A. Air Force Reserve members and Air National Guard members assigned
on temporary active duty orders away from home station who desire ET will submit their request to
the Commander of the unit to which they are providing support. (T-3)
A26.5.2. Depending on the type of reassignment requested, in addition to the losing unit commander,
other parties involved in the reassignment process may include gaining commander, Recruiter, Wing
AGR Program Manager, Individual Mobilization Augmentees and Individual Ready Reserve HQ
RIO Detachment Commanders, Air Force Personnel Center, Senior Officer and Special Programs
Support Branch, The Adjutant General, etc.
A26.5.2.1. For Guard General Officers or Colonels assigned to General Officer Positions, ET
reassignment location will be determined by the National Guard Bureau (NGB-GO) and for Reserve
General Officers or Colonels assigned to General Officer Positions, ET reassignment location will be
determined by AF/REG. (T-1)
A26.5.3. Unit Commanders will assist Airmen electing reassignment with the following options:
A26.5.3.1. Reassignment of the Airman by USAF to another location if the Airman was sexually
assaulted while performing Active Duty Other than for Training. (T-3) The Airman may also be
returned to the home unit of assignment with the Airman’s consent.
A26.5.3.2. Rescheduling or Excusal from Training. A unit commander may approve rescheduling or
excusal from training, allow training with a different unit in the home drill location, or consider
allowing temporarily or permanently separate training on different weekends or times (where
possible) from the alleged offender, if their wing is capable to support and provide training with
proper staffing i.e., fulltime AGR or technician assigned within the work center.
A26.5.3.3. Reassignment within the Airman’s unit. Unit Commander may approve reassignment
action. Assignment outside of an awarded AFSC will require entry into retraining. Excess or
overgrade assignment is authorized for up to 24 months. (T-3)
A26.5.3.4. Reassignment within Assigned Wing. Reassignment of a member between units
serviced by the same FSS must have the concurrence of both gaining and losing unit commanders.
(T-3) Airman’s CC contacts the Force Management office for assistance in locating available
positions. Gaining Commander initiates reassignment documentation in accordance with FSS
requirements. Excess or overgrade assignment will be authorized for up to 24 months. (T-3)
A26.5.3.5. ANG Reassignment within Current State. Reassignment of a member between units
located within the same state must have the concurrence of both gaining and losing unit
commanders. (T-3) Unit Commander will contact the wing Recruiter for assistance. (T-3) Wing
Recruiter will locate an available position and coordinate reassignment actions with the gaining
wing’s Recruiter. (T-3)
A26.5.3.6. ANG Reassignment to Another State. Unit Commander will contact the Wing Recruiting
office for assistance. (T-3) Wing Recruiter will locate an available position and assist in
coordinating reassignment actions between the losing and gaining organizations. (T-3) For ANG,
state-to-state transfers are subject to the provisions of ANGI 36-2002, Enlistment and Reenlistment
in the Air National Guard and as a Reserve of the Air Force.
A26.5.3.7. Reassignment for Military Technicians and Active Guard/Reserve (AGRs) must be
assigned as position incumbents to UMD positions compatible with their full-time positions. (T-3)
A26.5.3.7.1. Reassignment for AGR must also be coordinated with the Wing AGR Program Manager
and coordinated with DP2 (O-5 and below), AF/REG (O-6) prior to assignment consummation.
(T-3).
A26.5.3.7.2. Reassignment of Military Technicians should not be attempted without guidance from
the Airmen’s Wing Civilian Human Relations Office. Military reassignment action may impact the
member’s civil service status.
A26.5.3.8. NGB Statutory Tour Reassignment. Airman assigned to the Air National Guard Bureau
serving on a Title 10 Statutory tour are subject to the provisions of ANGI 36-6, Statutory Tour
Program. Contact Human Resources (NGB/HR) for assistance with reassignment or voluntary tour
curtailment actions.
A26.6. To enhance protection for the sexual assault victim, potential reassignment of the alleged
offender shall be considered by the wing commander (or equivalent), balancing interests of the
sexual assault victim and the alleged offender. (T-2) The wing commander (or equivalent) is required
to consult with the servicing Staff Judge Advocate and Military Criminal Investigation Organization
in making this decision when there is an open investigation. Reassignment options include a
temporary or permanent change of assignment (PCA) or permanent change of station (PCS) to a
location determined by Air Force needs, and if applicable, the EFMP requirements of the alleged
offender’s spouse or children.
A26.6.1. The wing commander (or equivalent) will notify an alleged offender who has been selected
for ET. (T-2) The alleged offender will then have an opportunity to submit through his/her unit
commander, location preferences for inclusion in the wing commander’s (or equivalent)
memorandum. (T-3) The alleged offender will also have the opportunity to submit documentation of
family member’s enrollment in the EFMP, as well as any other circumstances relating to the
reassignment that he or she desires to bring to the wing commander’s (or equivalent) consideration.
(T-3) The alleged offender shall be notified that they have the right to consult with an Area Defense
Counsel prior to submitting these matters (T-3).
A26.6.2. The alleged offender’s unit commander will complete the vMPF ET application on behalf
of the alleged offender and will submit it and all documents related to the ET (to include wing
commander’s (or equivalent) memo of approved ET decision, Exceptional Family Member Program
(EFMP) documentation and other applicable PCS documentation) to the TFSC if Regular Air Force
and to the appropriate parties involved in the reassignment process if Air Force Reserve and Air
National Guard. (T-2) For Regular Air Force, upon receipt of a wing commander’s (or equivalent)
ET from the alleged offender’s commander through vMPF, the TFSC will forward to
AFPC/DP2LWA for execution of reassignment location. (T-2) The TFSC acts as the liaison
between AFPC/DP2LWA and the Airman selected for ET. For Air Force Reserve and Air National
Guard, parties involved in the reassignment process will execute reassignment (T-3).
A26.6.2.1. For Regular Air Force, AFPC/DP2LWA will evaluate the Airman’s location preferences
listed on the wing commander’s (or equivalent) memo and facilitate the reassignment. (T-2) If
preferences cannot be met based upon Air Force requirements, manpower utilization, or an
exceptional family member’s needs, AFPC will coordinate with the wing commander (or equivalent)
on viable alternatives to prevent negative impact on the Airman’s career and exceptional family
member if applicable. (T-2) If the wing commander (or equivalent) is aware that the requester has an
Area Defense Counsel, they will also notify the ADC. (T-2) If location resolution cannot be
obtained, AFPC/DP2 will be the final authority in determining location of reassignment (T-3).
A26.6.3. When an Airman is selected for ET and is married to another Airman, join spouse will be
considered if join spouse is updated accordingly in the personnel system. (T-2)
A26.6.4. An alleged offender who has a spouse or children enrolled in the EFMP shall provide
appropriate medical or educational documentation concerning the EFMP situation upon notification
that their wing commander (or equivalent) has selected them for ET (i.e., DD Form 2792, plus
addendums, DD Form 2792-1, IEP, AF Form 1466, 1466D, etc.). (T-2) An ET reassignment cannot
be approved unless the projected assignment location can meet the needs of the exceptional family
member IAW Attachment 25.
A26.6.5. Reassignment from CONUS to an overseas location, or between overseas theatres, should
not be considered unless it has been documented that family members or other identified support
network reside in the overseas area and the requester has expressed a preference for transfer to the
overseas location. Family members can be defined as mother, father, siblings, and loco parentis.
Requests to relocate to locations where family members other than those defined reside will be
considered on a case by case basis. (T-2)
A26.6.5.1. If a request for assignment is to a dependent-restricted area and the Airman’s foreign-born
spouse will be traveling to the native country, such information must be included in the ET request.
(T-2) If reassignment can be facilitated, a request for a designated location move (DLM) to the native
country must be processed per AFI 36-3020, Family Member Travel (T-3).
A26.6.7. If an Airman’s parent organization is relocated or deactivated after an Airman is reassigned
there due to an ET request, he or she should be considered for intra-command reassignment to
another organization on the same base. If no authorization for their specialty exists on base, or if the
base is being deactivated, reassignment instructions will be provided by AFPC/DP2LWA for
Regular Air Force. (T-2)
A26.6.8. Assignment availability codes, assignment limitation codes and medical limitation codes
must also be addressed prior to reassignment. (T-2) The goal for transferring the alleged offender is a
timely reassignment with minimal disruption to an Airman’s career and family.
BY ORDER OF THE
SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 36-2110
22 SEPTEMBER 2009
Incorporating Through Change 2, 8 JUNE 2012
Personnel
ASSIGNMENTS
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY
ACCESSIBILITY:
Publications and forms are available on the e-Publishing website at :
www.e-Publishing.af.mil.
RELEASABILITY:
There are no releasability restrictions on this publication.
OPR: HQ AFPC/DPAPP
Supersedes: AFI 36-2110, 20 April 2005
Certified by: AF/A1P
(Maj Gen Sharon Dunbar)
Pages: 423
This instruction establishes criteria for assignment of military personnel to satisfy operational,
rotational, and training (including formal education and professional military
education/development) requirements to include temporary duty (TDY) and change of
permanent duty station (PCS). It applies to all officers and enlisted personnel on extended active
duty (EAD), but does not apply to members of the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard and
does not apply to Reserve or Guard members brought on active duty to fill a specific Air Force
Reserve or Air National Guard manpower authorization at a predetermined location for a
specified period of time. National command authorities may temporarily suspend this
instruction, entirely or in part, incident to contingency operations, national emergencies, war, or
at such other times as directed. It implements Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 1315.7,
Military Personnel Assignments, Department of Defense Instruction 1300.19, DOD Joint Officer
Management Program, Department of Defense Instruction 1315.18, Procedures for Military
Personnel Assignments, and Air Force Policy Directive 36-21, Utilization and Classification of
Air Force Military Personnel.
The Privacy Act of 1974 applies. The authority to collect and maintain the data prescribed in this
Air Force Instruction (AFI) is Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 8013, Secretary of
the Air Force; as implemented by Air Force Instruction 36-2608, Military Personnel Records
System, and EO. 9397 (SSN). System of Records Notice Numbers, F036 AF PC C, Military
Personnel Records System, F036 AF PC Q, Personnel Data System (PDS), F036 AFPC M,
Officer Utilization Records System, F036 AFPC I, Airmen Utilization Records System, F036
AFPC G, Medical Officer Personnel Utilization Records, and T7333, Travel Payment System
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apply. Ensure that all records created as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are
maintained in accordance IAW AFMAN 33-363, Managemetn of Records, and disposed of in
accordance with the Air Force Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) located at
https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af61a/afrims/. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (DODI 8910.01,
Information Collection and Reporting, and DOD 8910.1-M, DOD Procedures for Management
of Information Requirements) apply. Refer recommended changes and questions about this
publication to the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) using the AF Form 847,
Recommendation for Change of Publication; route AF Form 847s from the field through the
appropriate functional’s chain of command. Process proposed supplements to this AFI as
outlined in AFI 33-360, Publications and Forms Management. Forward all other proposed
publications that affect this instruction to Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Directorate
of Assignments (HQ AFPC/DPA), 550 C Street West, Suite 28, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4730
or via e-mail (afpc.dpapp@randolph.af.mil), for review and approval before publication.
Refer to Attachment 1 for Glossary. This instruction has been reviewed by the Per Diem,
Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee IAW DODD 5154.29, dated 9 March 1993, as
PDTATAC Case RR090109. (NOTE: Any conflict between this instruction and JFTR, Volume
1 is resolved based on JFTR, Volume 1 and not this instruction.)
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
This change provides new guidance regarding the application process for humanitarian
reassignment/deferment as a victim of sexual assault and office symbol/address changes
(Attachment 24); includes adopted forms AF Form 899, Request and Authorization for
Permanent Change of Station Military and AF Form 100, Request and Authorization for
Separation; deletes paragraph 5.15. and 5.16; moves prescribed and adopted forms to
Attachment 1; updates Attachment 1, glossary of references and supporting information; and
changes general terminology from ―member‖ to ―Airman‖ in keeping with CSAF Site Picture
and Airman’s Creed. A margin bar (/) indicates newly revised material.
Chapter 1ASSIGNMENT AUTHORITY 9
1.1. Assignment Authority. ........................................................................................... 9
1.2. Assignment Requests. ............................................................................................ 10
1.3. Distribution of Personnel. ...................................................................................... 11
1.4. Waivers .................................................................................................................. 12
1.5. Exceptions .............................................................................................................. 13
Table 1.1. Subject List (Alphabetical). For on-line users. To view a reference, ―click‖ on it
and reference will appear on your screen. ............................................................. 15
Table 1.2. Designated Assignment Authority and Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)
for Assignment Actions. ........................................................................................ 23
1.6. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Budget Authority. ........................................ 26
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Chapter 2GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 30
2.1. General Information. .............................................................................................. 30
2.2. Release of Personal Assignment Information. ....................................................... 30
2.3. Equal Opportunity. ................................................................................................. 30
2.4. Primary PCS Selection Factor. .............................................................................. 30
2.5. PERSONNEL TEMPO (PERSTEMPO). .............................................................. 31
2.6. PCS Allowances. ................................................................................................... 31
2.7. Grade, AFSC and Skill Level Relationship for Assignments. ............................... 31
2.8. Manpower Authorization Changes. ....................................................................... 32
2.9. Utilization Standards and Assignment of Rated Officers. ..................................... 32
Figure 2.1. Sample Memorandum of Acknowledgment. ......................................................... 34
2.10. Volunteer Status and PCS Eligibility. .................................................................... 34
2.11. Volunteers Replacing Non-volunteers Selected for PCS. ...................................... 35
2.12. Change of Volunteer Status After PCS Selection. ................................................. 35
2.13. Minimum Age for Assignment to a Hostile Fire/Imminent Danger Area. ............ 35
2.14. Non-career Officers and First-Term Airmen (FTA). ............................................. 35
2.15. Assignment Deferment and Availability. .............................................................. 37
2.16. Assignment Limitation Code (ALC). .................................................................... 45
2.17. Medical Deferment or Limitation. ......................................................................... 45
2.18. Officers Not Selected for Promotion. .................................................................... 46
2.19. Dependent Care. ..................................................................................................... 48
2.20. Assignment of Family Members to Command or Supervisory Positions. ............. 49
2.21. Join Spouse (Officer/Enlisted) PCS Considerations. ............................................. 49
2.22. First Assignment after Commissioning (From Enlisted Status). ........................... 49
2.23. Assignment of Former Officers. ............................................................................ 49
2.24. Soliciting an Assignment. ...................................................................................... 50
2.25. Time on Station (TOS) Requirements. .................................................................. 50
2.26. PCS Departure Date and Port Call Date. ............................................................... 50
2.27. Report Not Later Than Date (RNLTD)/Report Not Earlier Than Date (RNETD). 53
2.28. Active Duty Service Commitment (ADSC). ......................................................... 54
2.29. Retainability Requirements. ................................................................................... 54
2.30. Seven Day Option. ................................................................................................. 63
2.31. Assignment Selection Date (ASD). ....................................................................... 72