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Enlisted Promotion Line Numbers





2018 Cycle

0254 - 0292


2019 Cycle

0414 - 0544


2018 Cycle

All Remaining


2018 Cycle

All Remaining


2018 Cycle

13141 - 14465


Sequence numbers for the next increment are published as soon as possible after receiving quotas from Headquarters Air Force. If not posted, they are not yet available.


There are two supplemental promotion processes; in-system supplemental and senior non-commissioned officer supplemental board. The in-system supplemental is processed monthly in the Weighted Airman Promotion System. Eligible staff sergeants (E-5) through senior master sergeants (E-8) whose weighable data changes in their promotion file compete monthly for promotion consideration.


In-system supplemental consideration also applies to Airmen who test after initial selects have been made, deployed Airmen, or anyone who was unable to test during their normal testing window. The SNCO supplemental board is for those members promotion-eligible to E-7, E-8 and E-9. This board is held twice a year. SNCOs may request to meet the supplemental board if they believe they have a valid request according to Air Force Instruction 36-2502, Enlisted Airman Promotion/Demotion Programs, Table 2.5. With the exception of consideration for a missing Static Close Out Date evaluation, there are no automatic approvals for supplemental board consideration when an Airman's record did not meet a previous board for which they were eligible.

In-system supplemental releases are not conducted during July and August due to the system requirements needed to support the technical and staff sergeant promotion releases. Airmen who are eligible for these months will be considered in the September cycle. The in-system supplemental promotion schedule is available on myPers under “Enlisted” by clicking “Promotion.”


The Stripes for Exceptional Performers program is designed to promote enlisted Airmen early who demonstrate exceptional potential. The STEP program was established in 1980 and was designed to meet those unique circumstances that, in the commander’s judgment, clearly warrant promotion. Under the STEP program, commanders of major commands, field operating agencies and senior officers in organizations with large enlisted populations may promote a limited number of Airmen who show exceptional potential to the grades of staff and technical sergeant.



The the STEP process allows in-cycle promotions to be announced prior to STEP nomination deadlines. The board process requires up to the last three enlisted evaluations in the nominees current grade along with an AF Form 1206 with up to five bullets detailing recent accomplishments that occurred since the close out of the member’s most recent enlisted performance report. 


Commanders must ensure Airmen promoted under STEP meet eligibility requirements including completion of the appropriate enlisted professional military education. Senior airmen who have not completed Airman Leadership School remain eligible for STEP consideration. If selected, a PME waiver must be submitted and approved prior to the member sewing on staff sergeant. Airmen may not receive more than one promotion under any combination of promotion programs within a 12-month period, with the exception that senior airmen may be promoted to staff sergeant after six months’ time in grade. STEP promotion opportunities are limited, therefore commanders are encouraged to recognize and promote their exemplary performers who meet minimum promotion eligibility criteria.


For full guidelines on the STEP process, including quotas for all MAJCOMs, combatant commands and units meeting the central board, visit myPers

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