Air Force

May 11, 2012

Vigilant Eagle command selection board convenes in June

by Debbie Gildea
JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

The Space and Missile Vigilant Eagle operations squadron commander selection board will convene in June to select command candidates for projected 2013 vacancies, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Statements of intent are due to the AFPC by May 18.

Candidates will be matched to command vacancies at Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the National Reconnaissance Office, said Maj. Genevieve Minzyk, AFPC space and missile force development chief. In addition, she said, some candidates may be selected for wing level chief of safety positions or recruiting and training squadron command positions.

To be eligible, candidates must be lieutenant colonels whose date of rank is between April 1, 2009. and Dec. 1, 2011, or lieutenant colonel-selects from the calendar year 2011 promotion board, said Minzyk.

Core space and missile, cyber, scientist, engineer and acquisition officers are eligible. Non-space and missile officers must be released by their career field manager to apply. In addition, candidates must have had at least one space or missile-related operations tour during their career, and have completed a space or missile-related assignment since May 31, 2009.

For eligibility requirements and nomination procedures, as well as information about other personnel issues, visit the Air Force Personnel Services website at

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