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1 Retraining Did you know…? Look for other informative fact sheets on topics affecting you career decisions: ~ Reenlistments ~ ~ Commissioning ~ ~ Assignments ~ ~ Retirements ~ U nhappy in your current career field? You may consider retraining into something more appealing. But Im in a critical career field, theyll never let me retrain. N ever say never (at least not in this case). True, retraining for personnel in critical career fields can be difficult, but not completely out of the question. T he Air Force is a big place, with a wide range of career opportunities. Take some time and explore whats available and see how you may be able to take advantage of the opportunities out there. 3C? 4P? 1A? 2E? 1N? Career Assistance Advisor: MSgt Shelli Fisher Bldg 916 Rm 5, CAA Website: https://columbusweb/orgs/Career%20Assistance %20Advisor/index.html MSgt Shelli Fisher Career Assistance Advisor Guidance: AFI

2 How Does It Work? First term airmen apply under the Quality Retraining Program No matter what your AFSC and manning are, you can still apply to retrain. This program focuses on a quality basis, not on a first come, first serve basis. Retraining selection is a competitive process. Your retraining package is prioritized according to the following: - Most recent EPR - Current grade/projected grade - Next two EPRs - Date of rank/TAFMSD - AQE scores (can be retaken) Second term and career airmen can apply under the NCO Retraining Program (NCORP) at any time. The purpose of the NCORP is to balance the enlisted force through selective retraining of SSgts-MSgts from overage AFSCs to AFSCs experiencing shortages. This can result in involuntary retraining of second term and career airmen. Know when to apply! ( First Termers Only)CONUS * 4-year Enlistee - 1st day of 35th month * 4-year Enlistee - 1st day of 35th month through last day of 43rd month through last day of 43rd month * 6-year Enlistee - 1st day of 59th month * 6-year Enlistee - 1st day of 59th month through last day of 67th month through last day of 67th monthOVERSEAS * 9th through 15th month prior to DEROS * 9th through 15th month prior to DEROS * Enter retraining window on/before DEROS * Enter retraining window on/before DEROS I think Id like to retrain! * Do your homework. * Research whats available. * Are you in your eligibility window? * How competitive are your records right now (rank, EPRs, etc.) Stop by your MPF * Verify eligibility. * Fill out the paper work. * Submit application. Application goes to MAJCOM for a quality check of the package and then forwards to AFPC. MPF MAJCOM AFPC AFPC Retraining Board Determines Selection * Board convenes 3rd week each month. * Reviews all submissions. * Makes selection based on records, suitability, etc. * Non-selectees are resubmitted next two boards. Be flexible with job choices. Consider other job opportunities. The more choices you provide the better the chances of getting something you want. Know what jobs are available during your retraining window. If your dream job isnt available at that time, either wait to see if it becomes available later or consider another job. Make sure you are suitable for the position. Do you meet the criteria for the job you are applying for? If not, look for alternatives. If youre selected, youre on your way to a new Air Force Career. POC: Personnel Employments x7038


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