AF releases 2016 promotion statistics by AFSC

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  • By Kat Bailey
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Air Force officials have released the 2016 staff sergeant, technical sergeant and master sergeant promotion statistics, broken down by Air Force specialty code and promotion recommendation.

In an effort to provide transparency to Airmen, the data has been posted to the myPers website by five-letter AFSC. AFSCs in which all eligible Airmen received the same promotion recommendation, and were selected for promotion, were not included so that the personal identities and promotion recommendations of selectees cannot be gleaned from the report. Additionally, to protect the privacy interests of Airmen, data for AFSCs with subpopulations have been rolled up and incorporated into the five-letter AFSCs.

Beginning in 2014, the enlisted evaluation system underwent significant changes with the focus on making duty performance the driving factor in performance evaluations. In the new system, commanders allocate promotion recommendations (do not promote, not ready now, promote, must promote and promote now) to promotion-eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants.

The released data encompasses the first round of promotions since the EES overhaul took place. With only one year’s worth of data, the Air Force has a limited ability to analyze any trends thus far in the new program. As the Air Force progresses through the second and third forced distribution cycles, analysis will identify any trends and determine if any changes are required.

The AFSC lists can be found on myPers from any component’s enlisted promotions landing page. Under Promotion Cycle Information, click Promotion Selects and Statistics and select the CY16 links.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.