Assignments (AFI 36-2110)
You got where you are now via the enlisted assignment system, filling an Air Force requirement. If you and your troops don’t understand the enlisted assignment process, you should. Why? Because the more you know, the better you can participate in the process. By learning about the assignment system, you can have a greater say in your next assignment!
It would be impossible to list all the information that pertains to the assignment process. Encourage your folks to visit the following web sites:
. This site contains a wealth of information on all aspects of the enlisted assignment system. Of particular interest is the “Topic Listing” sub-page, which will let you explore specific assignment programs in depth.
. This is the link to the Assignment Management System. After creating an account, members can review portions of their personnel record, update assignment preferences, volunteer for assignments and even apply for a base of preference!
Listed below are the highlights, so you can ensure your troops get the basic information they need to help them control their future.
DEROS Forecast System: About 13 months prior to DEROS, members receive their DEROS option sheet. It is they take the desired action (maintain original DEROS, apply for indefinite DEROS, extend, etc) by the suspense date that’s provided.
Overseas Tour Extension Incentive: OTEIP is yet another DEROS forecast option available for those eligible personnel in the overseas area. It provides special incentives for airmen in certain AFSCs and at certain locations, to extend their overseas tour for 12 months. The OTEIP incentive is a lump sum $2,000 bonus. The MPF has a listing of the eligible AFSCs and locations. You must agree to serve a 12-month extension of your current tour.
Humanitarian Reassignment and Deferment: This program is designed to provide stability to airmen who have problems more severe than those normally encountered by other Air Force members. The problem must be able to be resolved within a reasonable period of time (usually 12-18 months, or in a case of a terminal illness, 24 months). For approval, a vacancy must exist at the requested duty location if PCS is required.
Exceptional Family Member Program: Provides special assignment consideration to AF members who have a spouse, child, or dependent adult with medical conditions requiring prolonged hospitalization or out-patient treatment, or special education needs. The initial reassignment or deferment is to establish a treatment program. For subsequent assignments, the local EFMP officer verifies availability of adequate facilities to meet the family member's needs. If unavailable, the member requests assignment be changed to a location where appropriate care is available for the dependent.