Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were recently released, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. Ninety percent of Airmen who received a "promote now" and 75 percent of the Airmen who received a "must promote" were promoted to master sergeant. These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems that were previewed to the enlisted force during last year's roadshows. Job performance remains the most important factor when considering Airmen for promotion. To view the 2016 promotion selection lists, visit the myPers enlisted promotion page.
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