02 Jan '18, 11pm

Air Force colonels nearing 30 years of service can delay retirement

Some Air Force colonels will be eligible to remain in uniform for three years past their active-duty retirement time of 30 years, the service announced. Beginning this month, the Line of the Air Force Colonel Continuation Board will look at the records of the 50 line officers who will face mandatory retirement between Feb. 1, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2019. Normally, colonels not selected for promotion to one star must retire after 30 years of service. With the Air Force’s announcement, eligible colonels can choose to remain on active duty for an additional three years, according to the Air Force. If an officer is selected, his or her chain of command will receive the notification for consideration. All Line of Air Force specialty codes are eligible, and qualified officers would have been notified by Dec. 31. “It can take 21 years to develop a line officer to become a colonel who ...

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