SERB eligible officers electing retirement must apply by Dec. 15

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- To preclude Selective Early Retirement Board consideration, SERB-eligible officers must submit a retirement application by Dec. 15.

The 2007A SERB is scheduled to convene Jan. 8 here at the Air Force Personnel Center. Officers must submit their applications by Dec. 15 to ensure approval by the Jan. 1 deadline. The requested retirement date must be on or before Sept. 1, 2007.

The SERB will evaluate line of the Air Force and chaplain colonels and lieutenant colonels who meet the following criteria. Line of the Air Force colonels with a date of rank on or between May 1, 2001 and Aug. 31, 2002 will meet the board as well as chaplain colonels with a date of rank on or between May 1, 1997 and Jan. 8, 2003. Line lieutenant colonels who have been non-selected for promotion to colonel at least twice with a date of rank on or between Feb. 1, 1998 and May 31, 2001 and Chaplains lieutenant colonels twice non-selected with a date of rank on or between Oct. 1, 1993 and May 31, 2000 will also be considered for early retirement. Judge Advocates will not meet the board.

Officers with an approved voluntary retirement, those already selected for promotion or scheduled for mandatory retirement in fiscal 2007 or 2008 will not meet the board.

By law, the Air Force may select up to 30 percent of the eligible officers in each grade and competitive category for early retirement. The SERB will closely mirror the central selection board process for promotions and will consider the member's decorations, RRF, training and performance reports, and officer selection brief.

For more information about the SERB and volunteer separation opportunities, visit the AFPC SERB Web site at http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/retsep/forceshaping/CURRENT/SERB07.htm or call the Air Force Contact Center at (800) 616-3775.