Air Force reorganization affects Air Force Reserve Command
/ Published July 15, 2014
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Changes to Air Force headquarters staff manning and organization announced by Air Force leadership yesterday will result in manpower reductions at the Air Force Reserve Command headquarters here.
The Air Force is reorganizing its major command headquarters in order to meet the Department of Defense's directive to reduce costs and staff levels by at least 20 percent.
"We are still in the process of determining how we will meet the Air Force's target for reductions," said Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command's commander. "To the extent possible, we will take advantage of existing vacancies and natural attrition to minimize the impact to our employees."
According to Jackson, the reductions will most likely include active-duty military, civilians, and drilling Reservists in headquarters positions.
"We recognize the effect that reductions of this magnitude will have on our employees and our community," Jackson added.
Air Force Reserve Command's headquarters has 1,223 full-time equivalent positions authorized.