The Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base would get 57 new civilian jobs under a proposed streamlining plan.
The changes impact Air Force Reserve Command units in three states, with some bases losing jobs and some gaining. Robins would gain the new positions in association with its new Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center, according to a Friday news release.
The Force Generation Center is intended to be a focal point for all operations related to deployment of Reserve forces, according to an earlier Air Force Reserve Command release. The unit will provide a single path for field commanders to request and receive Reserve forces, thereby simplifying the process.
The changes would be subject to congressional approval of the Air Force Reserve Command’s budget request for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. That is also when the personnel changes are scheduled to take place.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., chief of Air Force Reserve at the Pentagon and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, stated in the release the changes are the result of 13-month study to ensure the most effective and efficient operation.
“Today’s Reservists serve every day as interchangeable partners in the Total Force, and are no longer held back just for big surges. This new reality led the 2008 Commission on the National Guard and Reserve to recommend a force restructure,” he said.
Under the plan, Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta would lose 128 part-time and one full-time Reserve positions as a result of the change, along with 35 civilian positions. It then would add five part-time Reserve positions and one civilian for its Exercise Evaluation Team.
Other states affected are California, which would gain 132 positions, and Texas, which would add one position.
It was unclear Tuesday whether the positions at Robins would be filled by new hires or transfers.
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