Completing the AF Form 1206

The format required on the AF Form 1206 depends on the award being applied for. The most common format is for Quarterly Awards at the Squadron level. For Quarterly Awards, in the SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS block, additional categories are added:

PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY.

LEADERSHIP.

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

The categories required for awards in your Squadron depend on what your Squadron has established as a standard. The following are other commonly required categories:

LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY.

LEADERSHIP QUALITIES (SOCIAL, CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES).

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

POSITIVE AND ARTICULATE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AIR FORCE

Or

LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY.

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

There is not a specified number of lines required for each category but to be competitive, each area must be addressed and to present the image of a well-balanced Airman, the number of entries per category should be roughly equal.

If the award being submitted for is a MAJCOM or Air Force level award, refer to that award's instruction. High-level Air Force Awards have Air Force Instructions written that contain guidance on format and submission requirements:


AFI 36-2822 The USAF Installations and Logistics Award Program

AFI 36-2848 Air Force Security Forces Awards Program

AFI 36-2852 ANG SUP Air Force Services Awards Program

AFI 36-2855 Judge Advocate General Awards Program


The above are examples. There are many others, too numerous to list here. Google the award you're submitting for to find the appropriate AFI.