Another get out of trouble note, or a good idea?

Non-rated period approved for victims of sexual assault

Per a recent change to Air Force Instruction 36-2406, Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems, victims of sexual assault are now authorized non-rated periods.   Per paragraph 3.3.10.1.2, Sexual Assault (Unrestricted Report): The Airmen will submit the request, using memorandum format to their unit commander. The initial non-rated period, if the commander approves, is 120 calendar days; additional periods (60-day increments) may be requested for the Airman’s recovery, and will be requested in the same manner. It is prohibited to include comments on any correspondence regarding the member’s filing of an Unrestricted Report of sexual assault, receiving support services, and/or participating in the investigative process and/or judicial proceedings.