Due to an update to the enlisted personnel handbook, an associate's degree from the Community College of the Air Force is no longer required for promotions. However, an associate's degree or higher is mandatory for promotion to senior master sergeant, according to the revised Air Force Handbook 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure. For master sergeant EPR's, the CCAF block will now be marked 'yes' if an Airman has been conferred an associate or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution prior to the static closeout date.
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