INTRODUCTION: The information contained in this guide is designed to help you take care of your people. It is not intended to replace existing Air Force Instructions. Rather, it consolidates much of the information you’re responsible for providing your troops into one easy-to-read document.
Retention is one of the major issues facing our Air Force today. Statistical analysis shows that most military members make relatively firm career plans approximately 15-24 months prior to their projected Date of Separation. In many cases, individuals decide to leave the Air Force because they don’t have all the facts they need to make informed career choices. That’s where this guide can help you.
Whether you’re a first-time supervisor, or have been one for years, you have one single place to look for the basic information you need in order to conduct effective career counseling sessions. More importantly, this guide will serve as a reminder for you, to ensure you give your troops accurate, credible information for them to base their decisions on.
Conducting Performance Feedback3
Discussing Career Expectations4
Enlisted Performance Reports9
Promotion to Senior Airman Below the Zone11
The Career Job Reservation Process12
Selective Reenlistment Program13
Introduction to WAPS17
Entitlement gains over the past decade18
Air Force Benefits Fact Sheet22
Civilian Salary Requirements26