Air Force asks retirees to return to active duty
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- May 25, 2018
The U.S. Air Force said it will ask as many as 1,000 retirees to come back to work in pilot staff, combat system officer and air battle manager positions.
The Air Force made the announcement that it will be expanding its Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty program to address a shortage of employees in the rated community on May 23.
“Officers who return to active duty under VRRAD will fill rated staff and active flying staff, test, training and operational positions where rated officer expertise is required,” VRRAD Rated Liaison Maj. Elizabeth Jarding of the Air Force’s Personnel Center, said in a statement, adding, “We can match VRRAD participants to stateside or overseas requirements where they’ll fill critical billets that would otherwise remain vacant due to the shortage of rated officers.”
The Secretary of the Air Force approved the extension to the VRRAD program on May 11 as part of a wide range of initiatives the Air Force aimed at improving rated officers’ quality of life and quality of service in order to increase retention.
Officers who retired for physical disability are not eligible to apply. For additional information and eligibility rules visit VRRAD’s official website.