DAF streamlines awards process

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Department of the Air Force will launch new software and policies to improve the decorations approval process today.

myDecs Reimagined, a new application on the myFSS platform, will be a single-page experience and allows ad-hoc routing to any myFSS user. The new application also eliminates the need for multiple screens found in the previous version.

“This new software coincides with a policy change to move the DAF away from reliance on the centralized Military Personnel Flights to file approved and signed decorations. Trust and responsibility is placed back with the approval authority and the record now updates automatically upon signature,” said Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller. “Our goal is to make the system more intuitive and create a smoother process for users.”

Airmen and Guardians in operational units met with DAF decorations experts to shape the new system and were the catalyst for the policy changes. Quality review checks previously performed by MPF members are now automated, freeing personnel to focus on strengthening their recognition programs.

Users and approval authorities will see the following changes:

• Like myEval, users choose who they route to and have a dashboard to track decorations
• Nominators name the approval authority when drafting the nomination
• Decorations are fully editable until signed
• Users may add comments and routing notes
• Upon approval, the decoration goes directly into the record
• MPFs no longer review each transaction and strengthen their advisory and audit role
• Like myEval, only HR Technician roles for the CSS and MPF are now needed

The following decorations will be processed in myDecs Reimagined. Others may be added in the future:

Air and Space Meritorious Service Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Airmen and Guardians should visit myDecs Reimagined by going to myFSS and selecting “myDecs” for more information.

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