It’s move up or you’re out at the Air Force. Seeking to thin the ranks of officers, the Air Force has announced an involuntary force reduction program for FY 2011.
Officers from junior grade to colonels face the prospect of being shown the door if they are not recommended for promotion to the next level. The Air Force says retention is at the highest level in 16 years.
A voluntary force reduction took place last year. But General Norton Schwartz, the chief of staff, says the Air Force still has a couple of thousand more officers than it needs.
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