51.12 percent selection rate confirmed for 18E5 promotion cycle Published Aug. 15, 2018 By Kat Bailey Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials have selected 15,669 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant out of 30,651 eligible for a selection rate of 51.12 percent. The 18E5/staff sergeant promotion rate is an increase from previous years because of the requirements to provide capabilities for a growing force. The staff sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force’s Personnel Center website Enlisted Promotions page, the Air Force Portal and myPers Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. CDT. Airmen will also be able to access their score notices on the virtual Military Personnel Flight via the Air Force’s Personnel Center secure applications page. Those selected for staff sergeant will be promoted beginning Sept. 1, according to their promotion sequence number. Commanders will receive notice of their selects from their senior rater's agent starting Aug. 15, with the intent to notify their selects no earlier than one day before the public release. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit the AFPC public website.