Air Force selects newest chiefs

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The Air Force recently selected 561 senior master sergeants for promotion to the service's highest enlisted rank as part of the 02E9 promotion board.

The Air Force will release the promotion list the first duty hour Nov. 6 (Nov. 7 for those units across the international date line.) The complete list of selectees will be posted to the Air Force Personnel Center's Web page Nov. 12.

"This has been another very positive year for promotion to chief," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Billingsley, enlisted promotion and military testing branch chief at AFPC here. "These (noncommissioned officers) now join a select group entitled to lead wearing chief master sergeant chevrons on their sleeves."

The board, which considered 2,815 senior master sergeants, selected 19.93 percent -- 6.93 percent above the minimum promotion rate objective of 13 percent. Last year's selection rate to chief master sergeant was 22.06 percent.

The average score for those selected was 658.28, with an average time in grade and time in service of 3.54 and 22.14 years, respectively. The average score was based on the following point averages:

-- 135 for enlisted performance reports;

-- 28.24 for time in grade;

-- 22.98 for time in service;

-- 23.37 for decorations;

-- 69.25 for U.S. Air Force Supervisory Examination; and

-- 379.44 for board score.

The Chief Master Sergeant Evaluation Board convened here Oct. 15 to 25 to evaluate individual records of senior master sergeants eligible for promotion. (Courtesy of AFPC News Service)