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Application window: The window for eligible officers to input their preferences for in-residence Intermediate and Senior Developmental Education using MyVector is April 2 through May 4, 2018.

MyVector allows eligible officers to indicate their preferences for in-residence IDE or SDE attendance to their supervisor and senior rater, along with additional comments and considerations regarding their careers. Commanders and senior raters will also use MyVector to rank their eligible officers and then nominate those they believe should compete for in-residence developmental education. Previously, this process was done using an Air Force Form 3849.

All eligible officers should input their preferences, even if they have been advised they are not likely to be nominated during this board, as it provides an opportunity for them to learn the MyVector process, and receive feedback from their supervisor and senior rater.

Starting this year, senior raters will be able to nominate up to 30 percent of their eligible Line of the Air Force officers to compete at the Central Professional Military Education Board. Previously, senior raters could only nominate 20 percent for IDE, and 25 percent for SDE. This means more officers will compete for the estimated 530 in-residence IDE school slots and 245-plus in-residence SDE slots available each academic year.

Senior raters can still nominate 100 percent of their legacy DE “selects” – officers previously designated as IDE or SDE school “selects” from past promotion boards (majors or lieutenant colonels) – to the Central PME Board. Additionally, senior raters are still eligible to nominate up to 100 percent of their eligible medical and chaplain officers.

This process impacts in-residence IDE and SDE nominations beginning in 2018 for attendance in academic year 2019.

How does the process work?

Officers will enter their preferences for where they would like to attend in-residence IDE or SDE and submit it to their supervisors and senior raters via MyVECTOR. Read more

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Application window: The window for eligible officers to input their preferences for in-residence Intermediate and Senior Developmental Education using MyVector is April 2 through May 4, 2018.