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Airman 1st Class Steven (left) and Airman 1st Class Taylor prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during exercise Combat Hammer, May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Reaper crews flew a week-long mission, where they released the GBU-12 Paveway II and AGM-114 Hellfire munitions. Steven and Taylor are MQ-9 Reaper crew chiefs from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay / Released
Specialty Summary: Supervises and performs personnel activities and functions, including personnel action requests; source documents; unit, field, and master personnel records; and Commander's Support Staff (CSS) tasks. Interviews and classifies airmen and officers. Advises on career progression. Updates military personnel data system (PDS) records. Manages Air Force retention programs, assists military personnel in making career decisions, and advises on benefit programs. Ensures compliance with personnel policies, directives, and procedures. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 500.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Advises officers and airmen on military personnel issues and programs. Conducts interviews to determine individual interests, qualifications, and personnel data. Briefs provisions of personnel programs such as assignments, promotions, separations, retirements, benefit programs, retention, bonus, classification, training and retraining, and personnel reliability program, and career progression. Helps commanders develop career information and motivation programs. Manages selective reenlistment and career airman reenlistment reservation programs. Counsels airmen on reenlistment opportunities and benefits. Monitors retention programs and provides reports and statistics. Helps users determine training requirements, methods, and procedures.

Creates, maintains, and audits personnel records. Records information in unit, field, and PDS records. Prepares and maintains personnel records, aeronautical orders, and personnel action requests. Prepares and processes documentation for administration of quality control programs. Reviews personnel records, and interviews individuals to ensure accuracy of information. Compares basic records with source documents, transaction registers, and management products. Inspects records, master personnel, and command and field personnel records. Reviews and processes evaluation reports.

Performs personnel actions. Updates computerized personnel data. Conducts in and out processing. Monitors personnel readiness programs. Schedules individuals for processing personnel actions such as reenlistment, promotion, separation, retirement, or reassignment. Administers standard tests, acts as test monitor, scores tests, and records results. Prepares and processes correspondence, forms, and PDS transactions. Advises members on official and personal obligations incident to relocation, training, and promotion. Prepares and processes relocation actions. Processes documents required to support service awards and decorations. Prepares DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data. Maintains files of correspondence, directives, instructions, and other publications.

Provides casualty assistance. Administers casualty program. Prepares related reports and documents. Assists next of kin of deceased and missing personnel to apply for death gratuity pay, arrears of pay, veterans affairs, social security, government and commercial life insurance, and other benefits.

Oversees personnel activities and functions. Inspects personnel activities for compliance with policies and directives. Reports discrepancies and recommends corrective action. Monitors personnel actions for timeliness, propriety, and accuracy. Ensures proper counseling of individuals on personnel programs, procedures, and benefits. Organizes and compiles management data and submits reports.

Performs CSS administrative functions. Prepares and processes administrative support actions relating to unit programs such as military sponsor, weight and body fat, squadron information, and enlisted and officer professional military education. Processes dental and physical rosters. Manages unit leave control program. Maintains suspense system for personnel actions and correspondence. Maintains and monitors duty status changes. Requisitions and maintains current study reference material for the airman promotion system. Prepares and processes Articles 15, letters of reprimand, investigation reports, unfavorable information files, and separation actions.

Performs Personnel Support for Contingency Operations (PERSCO) functions.

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