Spangdahlem Air Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > DOS rollback manages AF end strength
DOS rollback manages AF end strength

Posted 5/15/2012   Updated 5/15/2012 Email story   Print story


by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee
52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

5/15/2012 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The Air Force will conduct an enlisted date-of-separation rollback in late September as it continues to meet congressionally mandated end strength and budgetary requirements.

This is the second DOS rollback program in fiscal year 2012, and the intent is to accelerate the separation date for members of rank E-1 through E-8 who have less than 14 or more than 20 years of service by Sept. 29.

Identified Airmen must separate no later than Sept. 29 or retire no later than Sept. 30.

Airmen meet a certain criteria or receive a specific identifier for program eligibility if, for example, they have an unfavorable information file, are on a control roster or have denied retainability. However, unit commanders make the final decision to deny reenlistment or retain a selected Airman.

This force management tool allows local commanders, not the Air Force Personnel Center, to look at their Airmen and weigh potential benefits of an Airman's continued service, said Tech. Sgt. Tiwanda Wilson, 52nd Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section NCO in charge of relocations.

"Take care of yourself in all Air Force aspects," Wilson said to Airmen who fear they may be eligible for involuntary separation. "Keep busy and do something positive in your free time, and stay in tune with your Air Force career. Get educated on your benefits."

The Air Force will not recoup unearned portions of education assistance funds, special pay, unearned portions of bonuses or other monetary incentives under the DOS rollback program.

Airmen with at least 180 days of active-duty service who are separated under the DOS rollback are also authorized transition assistance benefits. Those include 180 days of extended medical care for themselves and their families and an ID card allowing base commissary and exchange privileges for two years.

Tech. Sgt. Amanda Gray, 52nd FSS MPS NCOIC of reenlistment and date of estimated return from overseas management, recommends that Airmen selected for the DOS rollback should familiarize themselves with Air Force Instruction 36-2606, Reenlistment in the U.S. Air Force, which contains information on how to appeal the early separation decision.

For more information on the DOS rollback program, Airman can visit AFPC's website at or call their first sergeant.

5/16/2012 7:27:14 PM ET
if i get selected before my 3 year mark do i still get my full gi bill benefits
a1c confused, langley afb
Add a comment

 Inside Spangdahlem

ima cornerSearch

Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act