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  1. Per law (DOPMA), you are correct, last I checked.
  2. Per the usual. I think it has to be in there or it doesn’t hold up in court.
  3. Not sure it rates anything more than a Natty Lite. I was going home early (for a year and a half at a sweet civilian grad school). I had a bayonet for absolutely no good reason. After my last convoy, in a fit of joy, I mounted it on my weapon and had people throw water bottles up while I tried to catch them. Pictures were taken. After I got on the plane home, some dudes got caught in some buffoonery of their own. They thought if the turned me in, it would save their stripes.
  4. Not glamorous. Got an LOA (the bad kind) on a deployment for some mostly harmless buffoonery, so came home dec-less. My OPR has already closed out and my next assignment was an AAD gig. I didn’t think to put deployment bullets in my training report, but, due some creative AFI reading, I got it put into my OPR at the following assignment. The letter delicately explained why there was an out-of-place bullet in my ROP. I took the opportunity to attach the LOE/Form 77 from the deployment which had a ton of good stuff. I don’t know if that made a difference, or the better PRF, but here I am.
  5. For my 1 BPZ board to O-5, the O-6 for my MAJCOM directorate found out I was "providing well-formatted inputs" into my PRF. My div chief got chewed out. So, lesson learned. For my IPZ board, I merely provided my signed 1 BPZ PRF to my Sq/CC. He probably added a few things and passed up to the group. I didn't see it until it came back signed from the Wg/CC (not personally...hand delivered from the Exec) significantly watered down from my 1 BPZ. Lo and behold, I was passed over. 1 APZ: moved on to a joint job. Took my 1 BPZ PRF, updated with some accomplishments from the past two OPRs, made a few adjustments and spoon fed to my Army supervisor. It made it up the chain nearly unmolested. No DP, but got picked up anyway (also wrote a letter to the board, but that is another story). Going forward, If I'm ever in the position to have input into a subordinate's PRF, I, 1) do not intend to make them do their own, and 2), will not do it myself without giving them a heads up on what I'm putting down. My lesson learned: write your own stuff. Make rank. Fix it when you get there. But, maybe I'm a bad person.
  6. I mean, it hasn't always worked out in the past...see the discussion on the forum below around June 3 regarding the former 375 AMW/CC:
  7. As of EOM Feb 2018, per AFPC's RAW site, there were 2,395 active duty line captains who hadn't been somehow considered for a board before (there were 69 2009YG captains showing "selected" and 3 showing once deferred...not sure how that happens). Looking at years groups above, there appear to be about 283 APZ LAF Capts. So, that looks like a total of about 2,478 I/APZ LAF Capts.
  8. Hmm...I've gotten an as-met board for every promotion board (BPZ/IPZ/APZ) and the RIF board since 2013...four total.
  9. Weezer

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    I'm pretty sure you don't get charged with an "alleged crime." When you are charged, they are "alleging" that you committed a crime...they crime isn't alleged; you're guilt is. If they aren't certain a crime was committed (i.e., it is only an "alleged" crime), then they probably won't be charging anyone with it. I've been wrong before, but I'm pretty certain that's what JeremiahWeed was referring to..
  10. I saw a guy have to sit at a KOA for two weeks because he was already en route to take command when he was notified of being passed over. The gaining/hiring organization said they no longer wanted him.
  11. NAFs are supposed to be the assigned Air Force component to a COCOM. So, if you did away with 12 AF and AFCENT, would ACC report directly (under COCOM authority) to two different Combatant Commanders? I guess it works in USAFE-AFAFRICA, somehow, but proximity helps there. SOUTHCOM and CENTCOM would be hard-pressed to share stuff. That said, you probably have some unnecessary ones (18th AF and anything in AETC stand out). Global Strike may or may not need them either.
  12. If it’s not “T-0” at the end, it’s waiverable (CSAF or SECAF in this case, I think). Sorry I know that.
  13. I don’t mind if you bag on me...I understand. Lurking around here long enough, I get a tiny sense of what you guys think/feel about those of us not in the operations community. As much criticism as the 2014 RIF gets for its effect on the rated community, the MSG went through several cuts prior to that, going back to ‘05. Those cuts coincided to times when we had a ton of guys fragged out to support joint and other service missions in CENTCOM. Deploy often and long enough, and you don’t get SOS DL done or no exec jobs and you’re on the chopping block. You guys know the deal. So this negative selection of people out doing combat-related missions (traditional Air Force or not) creates the environment you see in non-OG communities today. I’ve said before there needs to be more inter-breeding and cross-pollination between Ops and Support. I love my joint job...I haven’t touched my primary area of expertise for almost 2 years and gained a whole new set of knowledge. I’ve gotten to do staff work that made its way up to NSC and POTUS (well, as a backup slide). Of course, since I made O-5 and am resurrected, they’re cutting it short to send me to...wait for it...HAF/A4. But, in the words of the warontherocks article...I’m just “happy to be here.”
  14. Truth in advertising: it's a satellite J3 office down in Norfolk, not the Pentagon. If you've seen some of my past posts, you'll see I'm also not an aviator. Some mission support career fields don't place as much value on JCS positions (weird). Shiny pennies go to HAF and work tribal programs. They'll send "second-tier" guys like me to stuff like this. The flyers that we've had down here are upwardly mobile (they have all made O-6 within a year of getting here). Of the mission support folks: I came here passed over, another guy got passed over while here, several guys come here and get ROAD, and a few others are very junior majors or senior captains with a line number, so it doesn't seem to matter much. I was fortunate to have a mission-minded aviator-type help me out, and I am forever grateful.
  15. I got my non-select notification 3 weeks before departing my last assignment (al Udeid short tour) to head to Joint Staff. The push line on my non-select PRF, ironically, was for Joint Staff.
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