Department of the Air Force releases senior master sergeant/21E8 promotion cycle statistics Published March 16, 2021 By Staff Sgt. Sahara L. Fales Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Department of the Air Force officials have selected 1,194 (includes supplemental promotion allocation) master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant out of 17,107 eligible for a selection rate of 6.97 percent in the 21E8 promotion cycle, which includes supplemental promotion opportunities. The average overall score for those selected was 400.77. Selectees’ average time in grade was 4.25 years and time in service was 18.37 years. The senior 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. Members can access their score notices on the virtual Military Personnel Flight via the AFPC secure applications page. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit the AFPC public website.