The U.S. Air Force has issued new guidelines for active-duty, reserve and National Guard airmen who are considered non-deployable, and officials will immediately begin flagging those who have been unable to deploy for 12 consecutive months for separation consideration.
In a memorandum signed Feb. 19, the service said airmen who have been non-deployable for more than a year "will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation." Non-deployable airmen who hit the 12-month mark will be flagged for evaluation on a case-by-case basis. The policy, known as DoD Instruction 1332.45 "Retention Determinations for Non-deployable Service Members," took effect Oct. 1. Read more about the guidelines on Military.com.