SUBJECT: VOLUNTARY RETIRED RATED OFFICER RECALL PROGRAM

UNCLAS

222120Z JAN 09

FROM: HQ AFPC RANDOLPH AFB TX//DPS//
TO: ALPERSCOM AL 8106
HQ ARPC DENVER CO//DP/DPA//
INFO: HQ USAF WASHINGTON DC//REP//

SUBJECT: VOLUNTARY RETIRED RATED OFFICER RECALL PROGRAM

REFERENCES:
A. SAF/OS MEMO DATED 06 JAN 2009, SUBJECT: VOLUNTARY RECALL PROGRAMS  IMPLEMENTATION.
B. TITLE 10, U.S.C. 688A.

1. THIS MESSAGE AUTHORIZES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VOLUNTARY RETIRED  RATED OFFICER RECALL PROGRAM (RRORP), UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF REF B.  REF B AUTHORIZES THE SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS TO ORDER TO ACTIVE DUTY A RETIRED MEMBER WHO AGREES TO SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN  A SPECIALTY DESIGNATED AS CRITICAL TO MEET REQUIREMENTS. REF A  DIRECTS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VOLUNTARY RRORP.

2. THE RAPID EXPANSION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) AND OTHER EMERGING MISSION/RATED REQUIREMENT SETS WHICH DIRECTLY SUPPORT GWOT HAS CREATED A DEMAND FOR EXPERIENCED, RATED OFFICERS THAT IS GREATLY EXCEEDING CURRENT INVENTORIES. THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO MINIMIZE THIS CRITICAL SHORTAGE.

3. FOR ACTIVE DUTY WINGS: PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO THE BASE RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE.

4. APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR RECALL TO EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY (EAD) VIA THIS PROGRAM IS DELEGATED TO AFPC. RETIRED OFFICERS SELECTED FOR VOLUNTARY RECALL WILL BE ORDERED TO EAD AS OUTLINED IN AFI 36-2008 USING THE  FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

A. PILOTS, NAVIGATORS, AND AIR BATTLE MANAGERS RETIRED IN THE GRADE OF LT COL AND BELOW MAY APPLY. RETIRED REGULAR OFFICERS AND RETIRED RESERVE OFFICERS MAY APPLY.

B. ONLY NON-DISABILITY RETIRED OFFICERS UNDER AGE 60 MAY APPLY.  OFFICERS PERMANENTLY RETIRED FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RECALL.

C. RECALLED OFFICERS WILL NOT BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM YEARS OF  SERVICE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE GRADES. OFFICERS WHO RETIRED DUE TO  SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT BOARDS (SERB) OR THOSE WHO REQUESTED  RETIREMENT IN LIEU OF MEETING A SERB MAY APPLY FOR RECALL UNDER THIS  PROGRAM.

D. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A FAVORABLE NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK, LOCAL AGENCY CHECKS AND CREDIT CHECK (NACLC) TO APPLY; HOWEVER, A HIGHER LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED DEPENDING UPON THE  ASSIGNMENT.

E. APPLICANTS MUST BE CERTIFIED MEDICALLY QUALIFIED FOR EAD BY AETC/SGPS (FLYING CLASS II FOR PILOTS/NAVS; FLYING CLASS III FOR AIR BATTLE MANAGERS).

5. IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE CRITERIA, THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO THE  RRORP:

A. APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN IMMEDIATELY AND RUNS THROUGH  31 DECEMBER 2009.

B. RETIRED OFFICERS VOLUNTARILY RECALLED TO EAD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AVIATOR CONTINUATION PAY (ACP).

C. APPLICANTS VOLUNTEERING FOR RECALL AND ORDERED TO EAD BECOME  ELIGIBLE TO DEPLOY.

D. RETIRED OFFICERS MAY BE RECALLED FOR THE FOLLOWING VARYING PERIODS:
OFFICERS WHO NEED TO ATTEND ANY ASSOCIATED FLYING TRAINING AND/OR FILLING A FLYING BILLET WILL SERVE A MINIMUM PERIOD OF 36 MONTHS UPON COMPLETION OF TRAINING, WITH A 48 MONTH MAXIMUM TOUR. OFFICERS FILLING RATED STAFF VACANCIES WILL SERVE A MINIMUM PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS WITH 12 MONTH EXTENSIONS ALLOWABLE UP TO A 48 MONTH MAXIMUM TOUR.

E. RETIRED RESERVE OFFICERS WHO WOULD ENTER ACTIVE DUTY RETIREMENT SANCTUARY AT SOME POINT DURING THEIR TOUR ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

F. RETIRED OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION.

G. RETIRED OFFICERS CANNOT REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY LONGER THAN THE  FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING THE MONTH IN WHICH THEY BECOME 62 YEARS OF AGE.

6. APPLICATIONS FROM APPLICANTS MEETING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WILL  MEET A RECALL BOARD. OFFICERS FAVORABLY CONSIDERED BY THE RECALL  BOARD WILL RECEIVE AN ASSIGNMENT OFFER AND BE ASKED TO SIGN AND RETURN A STATEMENT OF INTENT ACCEPTING OR DECLINING THE OFFER. UPON RECEIPT  OF THE STATEMENT OF INTENT AFPC/DPSIPR WILL FINALIZE EAD PROCESSING.

7. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES CAN BE FOUND ON THE AIR FORCE PERSONNEL CENTER’S “ASK” WEBSITE  (HTTP://ASK.AFPC.RANDOLPH.AF.MIL) BY  ENTERING “RETIRED RATED RECALL PROGRAM” IN THE SEARCH TOOL ON THE  WEBSITE.
APPLICANTS HAVING ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AFTER REVIEWING THIS  INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE AIR FORCE CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER AT  1-800-616-3775  (AFTER 22 FEB 09, PLEASE CALL 1-800-525-0102), COMMERCIAL  210-565-5000, OR DSN 665-5000. APPLICANTS CONTACTING THE CUSTOMER  SERVICE CENTER SHOULD CHOOSE THE “ACTIVE DUTY” MENU OPTIONS PROVIDED.  APPLICANTS MAY ALSO E-MAIL AFPC.RECALL.OPS@RANDOLPH.AF.MIL.

WILLIAM D. FOOTE, COLONEL, USAF
DIRECTOR, PERSONNEL SERVICES

UNCLAS

11 Responses to “SUBJECT: VOLUNTARY RETIRED RATED OFFICER RECALL PROGRAM”

  1. The Chuck says:

    There is so much buzz on our regular email concerning this, I thought it would be nice to have a place to make some group comments.

    So, are they serious?

    “Come on back with no promotion eligibility–just like before.”

    If I was the A2, I would have at least offered all retired majors an immediate promotion to Lt Colonel, and all retired captains an immediate promotion to major with an eligibility to compete for Lt Colonel when the time came. Assuming those retired folks met the manning targets I was trying to fill.

    The promotions could even be temporary until you complete the 36 months of required service. At least then there would be a little in it for the crewdawg.

    But that’s not the deal.

  2. Andy says:

    What no Bonus? No Flight Pay? And they want to deploy me?

    Right now I have a pretty good job…took me awhile to get here not to mention the pain I went through. I’m not sure I want to go through that again…the re-competing at the end of 2-4 years when the AF is through with me.

    As Chuck said, what’s my incentive to go through that again?

  3. The Chuck says:

    Today’s Air Force Times said there would be flight pay, but no bonus. But you’ll get a deployment, I guess that’s worth something. It confirmed that the returning aviators would be ineligible for promotions.

    If they don’t want anyone to get in the promotion soup, they could just hire back the aviators as civil service. They don’t get ACP, but they do have the potential to get promotions and pay raises for their service. It would be better so that the squadron commanders don’t have to have a dozen Lt Colonels working for them that outrank them.

    I think the Air Force is the only service that tolerates that breach of military etiquette.

  4. spieles says:

    I have been a fan of the fantasy literature genre ever since I was a child. I have eagerly read and enjoyed many books such as the the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings, the Inheritance Trilogy, the Dragonriders of Pern, and the Chronicles of Narnia. I was therefore excited by the idea of this book.

    However, Book One of the Chronicles of Susah is different from all of these other series I mentioned – this particular book is set in historical places, coincides with ancient events, and is peopled with some familiar (and some not-so-familiar) characters. The idea of a time-forgotten, strong feminine-character from thousands of years ago is enchanting! I found myself saying, “Aha!” as the story unfolded and I saw this spitfire of a character filling in the spaces between the concise Biblical accounts of these events.

    I also very much enjoyed the mental picture developed by the story of what the world might have looked like before the catastrophic flood as told in Genesis. The speculation of an ice shield is something I’ve never encountered in my readings before. The way that this younger, less-tainted Earth was described is fascinating to me.

    The idea of people from early Biblical times having advanced technology is also something I’ve not read before. Alternative power sources, advanced weaponry, and the ability to see and hear things that are invisible to most other people make the story of a catastrophic, world-wide flood even more devastating! To think if technology like that had existed before the flood, it has taken civilization over 4000 years to even come close to “reinventing the wheel”, so to speak.

    I have very much enjoyed this book. It has a quick pace, and excellent descriptive imagery. I found the violence and demonic activity to be intense but believable. The description of society fouled by a tangible demonic presence was disturbing, but it also makes you pull for the heroine and the humans all the more.

    I am looking forward to getting to read subsequent books in this series. I hope you will read and enjoy this work of fiction as much as I did.

  5. At first I was hesitant at reading this book. I’m usually not into these kinds of books, but once I started the journey, it pulled me in and I couldn’t put it down until the last page was read. Some of the things I enjoyed were the blending of Biblical stories that we’re all familiar with, advance technologies with a little Sci-Fi thrown in the mix. Although it’s fictional and set in a time prior to the Biblical flood, who’s to say they didn’t have the means back then? Sure everything was destroyed in the flood, so how do we know they did or didn’t have the knowledge back then?

    Anyway, loved the book and can’t wait for the next one in the series!

  6. internetrad says:

    The Dragoneers, what an awesome book, blended with fact, fiction, imagination, and wonderful dragons. If I had to compare this book with any other….I would say “along the lines of Narnia”.

    The ultimate battle of good and evil. The young woman Susah has strengths and powers she doesn’t realize as of yet, she has a hint in that she can hear the thoughts and feelings of others. Others are pulled into the lairs of Lilith, evil at its worse, but Susah has the discernment to sense evil. After seeing part of her family destroyed and as she tried to save her cousins, she meets her destiny by being saved by a special force. It’s when Susah’s destiny combines with the dragoneers, that she learns to fight the good fight in a world of dragons and epic forces of good and evil.

    This book by Charles Sutherland leaves you wanting more….and more is yet to come… .

  7. You’ll find all of these in the book of Genesis, and C.D. Sutherland effectively speculates about this forgotten and neglected era in The Dragoneers. Sutherland’s captivating take on the Antediluvian age envisions sources of power and methods of war that excite the reader’s imagination and thought process in this fast-paced action thriller.

    Using the first chapters of Genesis as a backdrop, C.D. Sutherland imagines a vibrant post-Eden environment full of colorful characters intertwined with one of Noah’s offspring. Susah is a divinely gifted and supremely blessed daughter of the ark-builder–and of course sister of Shem, Ham and Japheth. After some unfortunate encounters with the kinds of wickedness alluded to in the book of Genesis, Susah finds herself taken with the dream of flight as a Dragoneer. Sutherland’s legend uses well-developed theory and science which explores this and other unrecorded possibilities of the age.

    It is Susah’s journey through military schooling, her innocent yet discerning approach to all situations, and her curious intellect about the world that cause the reader to cheer her through challenges as daunting as any men of that time ever faced. She is the consummate heroine: small in stature yet mighty in youthful courage, not perfect yet obedient and respectful, full of the kind of spunk required to succeed as a Dragoneer. She explores a world oddly parallel to the early 21st Century, struggling with a worldview which was presumably only developing in that era–and missing access to the Truth.

    This book is as diversely appealing as any could be. Children and animal lovers will adore the teenager Susah. Science fiction readers will find Sutherland’s account of life on Earth and the application of available technology particularly unique. Military folks will give a nod to the description of combat training. And if you’ve ever imagined what events could lead the Creator to flood the Earth, this account will occupy your curiosity and satisfy your wonderment until that day when we all find out!

    ~ Amazon Customer Review

  8. I was intrigued by the description of this book and wanted 2 see how the author had interpreted such an ancient story as Noah and I was not disappointed! What a refreshing interpretation of an ancient biblical landscape, mixing in sci-fi in to an old sorry. I loved it from beginning to end.

    The character development, not only of the lead character but others in the story draws you in and causes you top feel their hopes and sadness.

    Finishing The Dragoneers has left me aching for more! I can’t wait for the next part of this epic tail and see where the author takes the story next.

    ~ UK Amazon Customer Review

  9. This is one wild ride, first time author C.D. Sutherland has done a epic speculative fantasy. Susah is Noah’s daughter and an animal lover, while going to Sethopolis for a shopping day meets danger and adventure beyond all imagination.Susah determines that she wants to become a Dragoneer and defend Eden. Dragons with both one and two heads, Ogre’s, Hogres, Giants, Fallen Angels and much more await Susah in this first of a planned 11 books.

    ~ Amazon Customer Review

  10. I love how the author starts off the novel and continues to drag the reader in with the mental picture he conjures up for us. It is my belief that only an amazing author can do this for readers.
    I also love how the author calls on God for help in his novel.
    The descriptive nature and ability of the C.D. Sutherland is astounding. Don’t be fooled by the name of the novel- it is not about dragons or witchcraft- but it is a great story.
    The dialogue is inpeccable and the writing is flawless!
    I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing story and compliment the author on his fine ability at creating a world for the reader to enter and enjoy.
    I recommend it to everyone who enjoys reading excellent work.

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