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Friday, July 23, 2010

Board seeks nominations for in-residence schools

DENVER – The annual Air Force Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board will convene at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here in November to select Reserve officers for in-residence developmental education schools for the 2011-2012 academic year. The board will select qualified Airmen to attend intermediate- and senior-level schools. Members meeting the established criteria are encouraged to apply.

Intermediate schools consist of the Advanced School of Air Mobility, Air Force Legislative Fellowship, Air Command and Staff College, and Army Command and General Staff College.

Senior schools are Air War College, Army War College, Naval War College, National War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Inter-American Defense College (IADC), Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Harvard National Security Fellowship and Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship.

Candidates compete for all programs for which they are eligible, officials said. Selected candidates' school preferences and experience as well as the needs of the Air Force Reserve are considered when determining school assignments. Airmen must ensure they prioritize all schools, officials said.

Under the Reserve Force Development construct, the functional community is involved in identifying Airmen for consideration to attend in-residence developmental education opportunities. Development Teams have already been identifying and encouraging their top officers to apply for DE opportunities.

To assist the Development Teams, officers are asked to complete a Reserve Officer Development Plan identifying their career goals -- with special emphasis on their desire and availability for in-residence developmental education.

The ARPC RDEDB Web site has links to all DE school Web sites. Instructions, criteria and deadlines to submit packages are located on the ARPC Web site at http://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=8604. See additional requirements for the fellowships and IADC. Use deadlines, checklist and processing guidance on this site in lieu of AFI 36-2254 V2 guidance on the same.

For more information, Airmen can call 800-525-0102 or DSN 926-6528 and ask for the developmental education branch. They can also e-mail arpc.dpafe@arpc.denver.af.mil to verify receipt of their package.

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