Air Force releases staff sergeant 17E5 promotion cycle statistics Published Aug. 24, 2017 By Kat Bailey Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force has selected 14,181 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant out of 32,006 eligible for a selection rate of 44.31 percent in the 17E5 promotion cycle. Of the 14,181 selected, 13.57 percent had Promote Now recommendations, 32.76 percent had Must Promote recommendations and 53.67 percent had Promote recommendations. Selectees’ average time in grade was 1.94 years and time in service was 4.39 years. The average selectee overall score was 349.05, based on point averages of 210.96 for enlisted performance reports, 0.78 for decorations, 67.96 for the promotion fitness examination and 68.86 for the specialty knowledge test. The staff sergeant promotion list is available on the Air Force Portal and myPers. Airmen can access their score notices on the virtual Military Personnel Flight via the Air Force Personnel Center’s secure applications page. Those selected will be promoted beginning Sept. 1, 2017 according to their promotion sequence number. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force’s Personnel Center website.