AF announces master, technical sergeant promotion rates Published Sept. 18, 2007 By 020607 RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Air Force selected 6,002 of 24,115 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant, and 7,314 of 39,797 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant. The master sergeant selection rate, 24.89 percent, rose 5.03 percent from last year, while this year's technical sergeant rate, 18.38 percent, rose 1.62 percent. "The promotion quota was significantly higher this year, which directly relates to the increased promotion percentage," said Chief Master Sgt. Rusty Nicholson, enlisted promotion branch chief at the Air Force Personnel Center here. "A smaller eligibility pool, coupled with increased promotion quota allows the opportunity to promote more enlisted Airmen." The Air Force will release both promotion lists at 9 a.m. CST; score notices on the virtual MPF and the Air Force Portal at 3 p.m. CST; and the complete list of selectees posted on AFPC's enlisted promotions Web page, no later than close of business all on June 14. The average master sergeant selectee score for the 07E7 master sergeant test cycle was 339.07 points, based on the following: -- 134.42 Enlisted Performance Reports -- 62.57 Promotion Fitness Exam -- 61.83 Specialty Knowledge Test -- 32.13 Time in Grade -- 35.46 Time in Service -- 12.09 Decorations The average master sergeant selectee has 4.27 years time in grade and 17.02 years in service. Those selected will be promoted to master sergeant from August to July 2008. The average technical sergeant selectee score for the 07E6 technical sergeant test cycle was 317.17 points, based on the following: -- 133.30 Enlisted Performance Reports -- 60.86 Promotion Fitness Exam -- 53.90 Specialty Knowledge Test -- 37.98 Time in Grade -- 24.08 Time in Service -- 5.40 Decorations The average technical sergeant selectee has 5.25 years time in grade and 10.91 years in service. Those selected will be promoted to technical sergeant from August to July 2008. "There are approximately 5,900 non-commissioned officers who haven't tested yet because they are currently deployed or have just returned from a deployment," Chief Nicholson said. "They will be allowed to test once they return and will automatically be considered for supplemental promotion. Supplemental results are announced on a monthly basis until everyone has been considered."