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Air Force announces staff sergeant promotion rate

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The Air Force has selected 14,614 of 36,405 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant, a 40.14-percent selection rate. The rate dropped slightly from last year.

The Air Force will release the promotion list at 9 a.m. CDT on Aug. 10. The complete list of selectees will be posted online at by 5 p.m. CDT on Aug. 10.

"These senior airmen have shown they are ready for the next milestone in their career," said Chief Master Sgt. Dale Kenney, enlisted promotion and military testing chief at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "This group has demonstrated through performance and preparation the desire to serve as our newest (noncommissioned officers."

Airmen who tested will be able to view their score notice on the virtual Military Personnel Flight on Aug. 11. Score notices allow Airmen to see how their Promotion Fitness Examination and Specialty Knowledge Test scores rank against those they are directly competing with for promotion within their specialty.

The average score for those selected was 269.19 points, with the following averages:

-- 131.21 points for enlisted performance reports.

-- 57.54 for promotion fitness exam.

-- 52.79 for specialty knowledge test.

-- 17.32 for time in grade.

-- 11.12 for time in service.

-- 0.80 for decorations.

The average selectee has 1.92 years time in grade and 4.52 years in service. Those selected will be promoted to staff sergeant from September 2005 to August 2006. (Courtesy of AFPC News Service)