Air Force Retirement
English Composition I
26 May 2015
Air Force Retirement
Do you ever feel like retirement is impossible? There are times in the United States Air Force I feel like retirement isn’t going to be an option for me. There are many levels to retiring in the United States Air Force and the hills I have to climb to retirement seem difficult at times. I am a personalist in the United States Air Force that advises members of the Air Force on career development, job specialties, promotions and training programs. I counsel and advise Airmen from all departments of the Air Force, from pilots and plumbers to construction workers and combat fighters. My ultimate mission is ...view middle of the document...
Together both test are part of the Weighted Airman Promotion Test system better known as WAPS. WAPS determine the promotion to the ranks of Staff Sergeant through Master Sergeant. It provides feedback score sheets to enlisted members considered for promotion, which helps me to focus on specific professional development needs. In able to ace the test, I will have to start studying earlier than usual and retaining all information while doing so. With the Air Force increasing the qualification scores, this is by far the toughest hurdle I will have to jump to promote Technical Sergeant, placing myself one step closer to retirement.
My second obstacle that may stand in my path on the way to retirement is the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The Uniform Code of Military Justice was enacted by Congress in 1950 to establish a standard set of procedural and substantive criminal laws for all the U.S. military services. The UCMJ applies to all members of the military, including those on active duty, students at military academies, prisoners of war, and, in some cases, retired or reserve personnel. When I enlisted in the United States Air Force, I was expected to uphold a strict code of conduct and order. If I violate any part of the code of conduct, I was subject to strict penalties. As a personnelist in the Air Force, there are three laws that can possibly be broken during a normal work day. Those laws include forgery, fraudulent enlistment, appointment, or separation, and effecting unlawful enlistment, appointment, or separation. I will avoid the violation of those laws by paying attention to detail and verifying information that requires signatures by higher ranking members.
I have already decided that I am making the military a career and my final obstacle I must overcome is be able to complete twenty years of service in the United States Air Force. Completing twenty years is the final and last deed to retire and it is definitely...