Blended Retirement System Course to Educate Air Force, DoD Leaders; Brian Anderson Comments

virtual trainingThe U.S. Air Force has introduced a new course on the Blended Retirement System that will help educate the service branch as well as Defense Department leaders on the new initiative.

The Air Force said Monday the BRS course is available both online and on mobile via Joint Knowledge Online and will work to provide military and civilian leaders a working knowledge on the BRS as well as the DoD plan prior to its implementation on Jan. 1, 2018.

“The Air Force has a plan to train personal financial managers and make them available to assist members and spouses on the financial aspects of the current and new retirement systems,” said Col. Brian Anderson, Air Force headquarters military compensation policy chief.

“In the future, airmen will be able to seek individual information and education from a personal financial expert at their Airman and Family Readiness Center before making a final decision.”

Stand-alone DVDs on the BRS leader course will also be available for use at remote locations as well as a course available at an alternate website for the servicemen’s family members that do not own a Common Access Card.

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