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It was there that I learned that scoring an Air Force Form has a lot to do with how you should write one. I compared our losing nominees to the winners, and that led me to three key insights to writing a winning The three insights are numbers, bullet distribution and diversity. The most predominant and first on the list is a healthy number of numbers.
Grab a few annual award winners and you will notice a phenomenon. The numbers appear to leap off the page. The numbers grab your attention, but more importantly, they represent the scope or impact.
But do you know why most packages lose? Finding impact is the toughest part of writing packages. The key is knowing what questions to ask about what was done. A package with numbers also looks busy.
What skyline looks busier? The first impression I get when I see a flat award package is the individual has nothing to offer.
By flat, I mean a bullet without scope or impact. Actually, capital letters and acronyms work just as well. Even if the only benefit is aesthetic value to the overall package. Award packages live or die by the ability of a bullet to have an impact on the board member.
The second most critical area is bullet distribution. I have seen multiple award packages lose for improper bullet distribution. The nominee would have had a fighting chance, but the writer placed too much emphasis in the wrong area.
Despite the various differences between some scoring systems, the math is universally the same and applies to all award packages. According to Air Education and Training Command, "the package shall consist of 21 bullets dispersed under three headers: The scoring system is based on a point scale, and is divided into a six-two-two rating system.
The last two headers split the remaining four points evenly. We have our point system down, so how then does this affect our bullet distribution? The remaining two headers receive 20 percent of 21 bullets, or four a piece.
Under this assertion, all 21 bullets are divided proportionally according to the scoring system. Most board members are aware of this and score accordingly, but a lot of people surprisingly have never been on a board.In these days of inflated performance reports, awards and decorations have become even more important --not only to recognize the achievements of our troops but to give our top airmen the edge they need to get promoted.
A quarterly award might be the difference between a 4 or a 5 EPR. Air Force Museum Foundation News Releases. The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., is a Section (c)(3) private, non-profit organization incorporated under Ohio Law.
Drawing from over 24 years of experience in units around the world, the author provides information on and examples of Air Force writing requirements that can't be found anywhere else. - Manages shift with maturity, rewards deserving actions while encouraging Air Force standards by example --dedication to people and unit goals has entire shop working together as a team - Superior military image led to selection as USAF representative during Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) munitions directorate awarded two science and technology experimentation contracts for the first phase of development of a new cruise missile designed to defeat modern, integrated air defense systems (IADS).
However, for Air Force (including Army Air Corps) and Army veterans, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) verifies the awards to which a veteran is entitled and forwards requests and verification to appropriate service department for issuance.