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Senior Airman Below The Zone Program
Enlisted Promotions

About the Program

Senior Airman Below-the-Zone (BTZ) promotion is to provide an opportunity for exceptionally well qualified Airmen First Class a one-time consideration for promotion to SrA, to be effective six months prior to the fixed fully-qualified phase point. Selection opportunity is 15 percent of the total time-in-grade and time-in-service eligible population.

 

SRA BTZ ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION

Airmen first class must meet the requirements in AFI 36-2502, Airman Promotion/Demotion Programs, Table 2.1, and have 36 months of time-in-service (TIS) and 20 months of time-in-grade (TIG), or 28 months TIG, whichever occurs first, and be recommended by the commander.

 

BELOW-THE-ZONE PROMOTION CRITERIA

A1Cs may be promoted to SrA six months prior to the fully qualified phase point listed below as long as they meet the criteria listed in AFI 36-2502 are recommended by the commander.

 

36 MONTHS TIS
(TAFMSD)

&

20 MONTHS TIG
(DOR)

OR

28 MONTHS TIG
(DOR)

THEN FQ
PROMOTION IS

MEETS BTZ
BOARD

BTZ PROMOTION
TO SRA IS

 

Jan-Mar 14

&

May-Jul 15

or

Sep-Nov 14

Jan-Mar 17

Jun 16

Jul-Sep 16

 

Apr-Jun 14

&

Aug-Oct 15

or

Dec 14-Feb 15

Apr-Jun 17

Sep 16

Oct-Dec 16

 

Jul-Sep 14

&

Nov 15-Jan 16

or

Mar-May 15

Jul-Sep17

Dec 16

Jan-Mar17

 

Oct-Dec 14

&

Feb 16-Apr 16

or

Jun-Aug 15

Oct-Dec 17

Mar 17

Apr-Jun 17

 

Jan-Mar 15

&

May 16-Jul 16

or

Sep-Nov 15

Jan-Mar 18

Jun 17

Jul-Sep 17

 

Apr-Jun 15

&

Aug 16-Oct 16

or

Dec 15-Feb 16

Apr-Jun 18

Sep 17

Oct-Dec 17

 

Jul-Sep 15

&

Nov 16-Jan 17

or

Mar-May 16

Jul-Sep 18

Dec 17

Jan-Mar 18

 

Oct-Dec 15

&

Feb17-Apr 17

or

Jun-Aug 16

Oct-Dec 18

Mar18

Apr-Jun 18

 

Jan-Mar 16

&

May17-Jul 17

or

Sep-Nov 16

Jan-Mar 19

Jun18

Jul-Sep 18

 

Apr-Jun 16

&

Aug17-Oct 17

or

Dec 16-Feb 17

Apr-Jun 19

Sep18

Oct-Dec 18

 

Jul-Sep 16

&

Nov 17-Jan 18

or

Mar-May 17

Jul-Sep 19

Dec 18

Jan-Mar 19

 

Oct-Dec 16

&

Feb 18-Apr 18

or

Jun-Aug 17

Oct-Dec 19

Mar19

Apr-Jun 19

 

 

 

Helpful Hints:

Use columns 1 & 2 for individuals who enter the service as an airman basic or airman. Airmen must satisfy both criteria - using the later board.

 

Use column 3 for individuals who enter the service as an A1C or who enlist in the 6-year Enlistee Promotion Program.