What is OI&RSD?

A program where you will:

  • Recruit, train, or instruct future & current officers in a stable, supportive environment
  • Temporarily step outside of your career field to broaden your impact on the Air and Space Forces
  • Create unique experiences with a broad mix of fellow faculty and students

Depending on the position and job requirements, eligible Airmen and Guardians in the grade of First Lieutenant through Lieutenant Colonel are able to apply.

Q&A Session - May 02,2023


Application Process

The Space Force holds a similar, but separate, process for eligible Guardians.  Look out for your automated message during your eligibility window to prepare for the  application timeline.

  • ☐ First, discuss your desires with your Senior Rater (SR)
  • ☐ During the annual window, you and your SR will receive an eligibility message
  • ☐ If eligible, you can apply through myVector - applicants must also be SR-nominated to be considered
  • ☐ A board will evaluate your suitability and a list of candidtates will be announced
  • ☐ Candidates may apply for positions in Talent Marketpace within myVector
  • ☐ If chosen for an assignment, your name will appear on the selection list released in the Fall!

Promotion Board Guidance

Serving in specific Special Duty roles, like that of Instructor, is valued by senior DAF leadership. Prior to each promotion board, board members are issued guidance on what they should consider while evaluating member records. The Secretary of the Air Force instructs board members to “consider OI&RSD essential to warfighting success,” advises them that members who have served in that role have been “competitively selected,” and that serving in such roles “increases skill sets and future leadership potential."

CY24 Nomination Process PSDM

This article explains the board process for Instructor; Recruiting Duty; Academic Program Manager; and Education and Training Leader assignments, to include Air Force Reserve Officer Training Command Detachment Commander (AFROTC Det/CC) selection.

USAF & USSF Timelines

USAF OI&RSD Board Timeline for Academic Year 2024   
Senior Rater Accountability Date 30 APR 23
Officer Application Window 8 MAY – 31 MAY 23
Senior Rater Nomination Window 8 MAY - 7  JUN 23
Organizations Submit Requisitions 12 JUN 23
OI&RSD Board 26 -30 JUN 23
Candidates Volunteer For Positions In Talent Marketplace 17 JULY - 2 AUG 23
Billet Owner Bidding Window 24 JULY - 8 AUG 23
AFPC Review and Finalize Assignment Matches AUG - SEPT 23
Final Selection PSDM Released OCT 23
Assignment Loaded in MILPDS No Later Than 31 JAN 24
Report No Later Than Date (RNLTD) Months JUNE 24 - MAY 25


USSF OI&RSD Board Timeline for Academic Year 2024
Endorser Accountability Date 8 MAY 23
MyVector SOI Application Window 8 MAY – 26 MAY 23
Endorser Nomination Window 15 MAY - 2 JUN 23
Billet Owners Submit Requisitions 29 MAY -12 JUN 23
Nominees Volunteer for Positions in Talent Marketplace 20 JUN - 7 JUL 23
Billet Owner Bidding Window 3 JULY - 14 JULY 23
Captains & 1Lts requiring TIG waiver from HQ AFROTC/CC must provide memo to HQ AETC/A1K 7 JUL 23
OI&RSD Board convenes 25-26 JUL 23
OI&RSD Assignment Matching AUG 23
OI&RSD Assignment Matching SEPT 23



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