Air Force announces staff sergeant promotions

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The Air Force has selected 13,298 of 37,071 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant, a 35.87 percent selection rate. 

The Air Force will release the promotion list at 9 a.m. CDT on Aug. 9. The complete list of selectees will be posted online at  by 5 p.m. CDT on Aug. 9. 

To enhance customer service, beginning with this promotion release eligible Airmen who tested will find their Weighted Airman Promotion System score notices posted on their Air Force Portal personal page and on the Virtual Military Personnel Flight. The WAPS score notices will be available by 5 p.m. CDT on Aug. 9. 

Upon accessing the Air Force Portal, eligible Airmen will see a WAPS score notice link that will direct them to their 2006 score notice. The score notice will be posted on the Portal for 10 days; after the 10 days the score notice will only be located on vMPF.

"The Air Force is making a conscious effort to direct Airmen through the Air Force Portal to view their scores," said Chief Master Sgt. Rusty Nicholson, enlisted promotion and military testing chief at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "During the last promotion announcement the Air Force realized more than half the people accessing their scores were going through the portal, so we decided to make the process easier by providing the Web site upfront."

Score notices allow Airmen to see how their Promotion Fitness Examination and Specialty Knowledge Test scores rank against those they're directly competing with for promotion within their Air Force Specialty Code.

The average score for those selected was 273.15 points, with the following averages: 

-- 131.59 points for Enlisted Performance Reports 

-- 59.76 for Promotion Fitness Exam 

-- 53.82 for Specialty Knowledge Test 

-- 17.90 for time in grade 

-- 11.28 for time in service 

-- 0.83 for decorations

The average selectee has 2.02 years time in grade and 4.59 years in service. Those selected will be promoted to staff sergeant from September to August 2007.

(Courtesy of Air Force Personnel Center News Service)