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Occasionally we have to write official requests for consideration. Maybe it's a request to participate in an Air Force program like a Designated Location Move or a request for an exception to established policy. The results of a request for exception to policy can have far-reaching, even life-changing effects. There's a lot riding on this type of written communication so it pays to make sure your request is well written. Hopefully the instructions and examples below can help you produce a clear, concise description of your situation and why special consideration is justified in view of your unique circumstances.
For the best chance of success, a letter requesting exception to policy must fully describe the circumstances that justify the request for exception. It should include as much detail as possible such as:
- the requirement you're trying to circumvent
- the Who, What, When, Why, and Where of the situation
- that you meet all requirements
- the impact if the request is not granted
Exception to Policy - DEROS (.doc)