Enlisted board, promotion schedules announced

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials here have released new enlisted promotion board and testing schedules.

“The 2010 enlisted promotion rates look promising,” said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Long, the enlisted promotions, evaluations and physical fitness chief.

“Nearly all 2009 rates slightly increased from 2008 and we anticipate this year’s rates to hold steady and be comparable to last year,” he said.

While the Weighted Airman Promotion System evaluation criteria will remain the same, the calendar year 2010 senior master sergeant and chief master sergeant board briefs will document whether or not the Community College of the Air Force degree is complete, the chief added.

The senior master sergeant and chief master sergeant boards are now Feb. 1 through 19 and Oct. 18 through 29, respectively.

New testing dates for E-5 through E-9 are as follows:

• E-6/7 are Feb. 1 through March 31

• E-5 are May 1 through June 15

• E-9 are Sept. 7 through 10

• E-8 are Dec. 1 through 14

Promotion eligibility cutoff dates are:

• March 31 for E-5

• Dec. 31 for E-6/E-7

• Sept. 30 for E-8

• July 31 for E-9

“We want all airmen to be aware of these key dates and understand the program so they can do everything in their power to achieve their promotion and career goals,” Long said. “We all know how difficult enlisted promotion tests are, so it’s never too early to prepare.”

Studying and preparation are the keys to testing success, the chief said.

For more information view the Enlisted Program Promotion fact sheet at http://ask.afpc.randolph.af.mil/eprom.