"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Friday, January 24, 2014

PSDM 13-130 Officially Released & They Fixed the Ugly!

The PSDM is still, unlike the others oddly, not marked as FOUO so you can download it here.

But I should just note real quick, that our United States Air Force got it right by withholding PSDM 13-130 to fix the ugly!  Officers who have served their nation for more than fifteen years will be offered TERA if they are not retained by a RIF board, just as our enlisted brethren.  This is outstanding news, to know that those gray-hairs eligible to be separated early, will not be shown the door with a mere gold watch.  After more war than any other period in American history.

The new PSDM states:
TERA will be offered before the board to officers meeting eligibility and to similarly eligible officers who are not retained by the board.
This is a change that really matters.  It's the right thing to do, and I'm glad to see our leadership is on the ball.

It's still the wild west out there with all these budgetary woes.  But at least now it's a fair gunfight.

So are you gonna do something, or just sit there and bleed?

Well done Air Force.  Truly.  Good on the leadership and/or teamwork it took in the cubicles in the puzzle palace, or wherever, to make this happen.

I love to see my Air Force do the right thing.

I'll wait to see how this year shakes out, and then hopefully post about how I was wrong in my prediction.

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