Air Force Commander’s Letters

Some people have questioned whether Commander’s Letters are still relevant in Air Force PEB cases, given the emphasis on the contents of Duty Limiting Condition Reports.  In a word, Y-E-S. Your Commander’s letter should reflect your goals in this process.  If you wish to be found fit, it should describe how you can perform your duties despite your medical conditions.  If that is not your goal, it should describe how each condition for which you wish to be found unfit adversely impacts you on a daily basis. Reality check- it is the first document that most IPEB members read when determining whether to find you fit or unfit. Thus, you must ensure that your Commander has timely accurate talking points to include in this document. If you do not take the time to do so, you will only hurt yourself.