Air Force releases master sergeant 18E7 promotion cycle statistics Published May 23, 2018 By Kat Bailey Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The Air Force has selected 6,176 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of 20,866 eligible for a selection rate of 29.60 percent in the 18E7 promotion cycle. Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.77 years and time in service was 14.25 years. The average selectee overall score was 529.38, based on point averages of 10.91 for decorations, 68.37 for the promotion fitness examination and 70.87 for the specialty knowledge test. The average board score was 379.13. The master sergeant promotion list is available on the Enlisted Promotions page of the Air Force’s Personnel Center website, the Air Force Portal and myPers. Airmen can access their score notices on the virtual Military Personnel Flight via the Air Force’s Personnel Center secure applications page. Those selected will be promoted beginning Aug. 1 according to their promotion sequence number. Prior to posting the list on myPers, AFPC provided commanders, senior raters and trusted agents with advanced knowledge of their Airmen’s selection with the intention that selects be notified no earlier than one day before the public release. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit the AFPC public website.