Recently, I had to produce form 40A’s in order to claim military leave. As a computer scientist, I found the process to be horrific and felt compelled to share my solution. I didn’t get much help with UTAPSWEB FOR IMAs CHEAT SHEET VERSION 101210. That document is filled with unhelpful Continue Reading
It is not easy to quickly decipher military pay tables for us IMAs. In order to do some recent financial planning, I had to calculate my pay. I’m an O-4 with between 14 and 16 years of service. Here is what I did. IDTs You can find the official military Continue Reading
Hello fellow IMA. My apologies to you. Life is not easy. In the civilian world, you work hard, play office politics and with a little luck you might get promoted. Not so in the reserves. Here your promotion depends heavily on your ability to decode a bunch of Air Force Continue Reading
In a meeting last week, I had a moment of clarity that put a question directly in front of me that I’ve been dreading to answer: How much of my heart should I put into my work and at what cost to my family and other work interests? You see, Continue Reading
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Here is a post that I hope is helpful to others out there who can be paralyzed from taking action to getting professional acquisition certifications. What is the official name and background of this program? The official name is the Acquisition Professional Development Program. The Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Continue Reading
Here are some of the questions I had when starting as an IMA. How do you schedule IDTs? You have to be on a .mil domain or else you need to use arrows-r. utaps Who pays? IDTs and the 2-week annual tour are centrally funded. What are my work requirements? Continue Reading
UTAPS is terrible software. I wasted a half hour today going through the source code to figure out how to mark an IDT as complete. I have no idea how folks who don’t understand web codes can navigate this system. Why not include a button? Really?
This one should be simple, but it is not. I just wanted to know what to put on an Air Force form 938 for “MODE OF TRAVEL”. This wasn’t easy. In the JFTR, https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/Training/DTA_App_C.pdf Appendix K, Table K-3 associates each travel mode with its description, expense category, and single threshold. Continue Reading
h2. Should I even buy the years? what if we use the 13K for something really special? the cashflow is way out there. 1 36 7836.4409 2 37 8692.4214 3 38 9592.7079 4 39 10539.1884 5 40 11533.8243 6 41 12578.6531 7 42 13675.7911 8 43 14827.4367 9 44 16035.8728 Continue Reading