OVERVIEW Promotion Authority Ineligible for Promotion Minimum Eligibility Requirements Types of Promotions Promotion Process First Sergeant’s Role
REFERENCES AFI 36-2502, Airmen Promotion Program Chapter 4 applies specifically to Reservists AFI 36-2113, The First Sergeant AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure
MP1 Promotion Program Objectives “The Air Force must be able to identify those people with the highest potential to fill positions of increase grade and responsibility.” AFPD 36-25
MP2 Promotion Authority Amn – MSgt Unit Commander SMSgt – CMSgt Wing Commander or detached Group Commander
MP3 Ineligible for Promotion A member in training status code “T” is ineligible An EPR that is a referral or a rating of a 2 would render a member ineligible, unless a new EPR is written with at least an overall rating of a 3 A referal EPR do to a Fitness Test Failure 1 year from the date of a court martial order or the longest period of punishment renders a member ineligible The member is blocked for promotion The airman does not meet the requirements of Table 4.2, eligibility requirements
Promotion to Grade of:PAFSCTime in Grade (See Note 14) Enlisted Service (See Note 15) Satisfactory Service (See Note 16) AmnNot Required6 months (from IADT) Not Applicable A1CNot Required6 months (From IADT) Not Applicable SrA3-skill level8 monthsNot Applicable1 year SSgt (See Note 10) 5-skill level, or a 3-skill when a 5-skill does not exit in AFSC 12 monthsNot Applicable4 years TSgt7-skill level18 monthsNot Applicable5 years MSgt (See Note 11) 7-skill level24 months8 years SMSgt (See Note 12) 7- or 9-skill level24 months10 years11 years CMSgt9-skill level24 months10 years14 years MP4 Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Promotion
MP5: Types of Promotions Unit Vacancy Promotion Extended Promotion Program (EPP) Promotion Enhancement Program (PEP)
Promotions occur monthly Personnel must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in AFI 36-2502, Table 4.2 prior to the first day of the promotion cycle Individuals moved to slots being vacated by someone retiring, separating, HYT or reassignment, cannot be promoted until the promotion cycle after the incumbent’s has physically departed Unit Vacancy
Extended Promotion Program EPP was implemented to allow the promotion of those SSgt’s with extended time in grade and time in service to be promoted to TSgt without being assigned to a valid vacant position effective 1 Dec 97 Allows for promotion to TSgt individuals in an E6/E5 position that are blocked for promotion under unit vacancy and are not an overage (do not own the slot) have commanders approval Applies to Air Reserve Technicians (ART’s) and Traditional Reservists who meet eligibility criteria and have commanders approval No current UIF or Control Roster Meets all requirements of AFI 36-2502, Table 4.2, excluding unit vacancy
PROMOTION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (PEP) Reference: AFI 36-2502 (Table 4.2), 22 AF/CCC Memo dated 30 October 2001 General Overview: Eligibility: Meet requirements for promotion according to AFI 36-2502, Table 4.2 Be blocked from promotion under Unit Vacancy Promotion Program Can only be promoted one grade higher than unit manning document (UMD) position to which currently assigned Recommended by unit commander Meet the Fitness Requirements Must not be in an overage on the UMD Must not have any unexcused absences
MP6: Promotion Process 1. MPF identifies airmen eligible for promotion every month (Table 4.2, eligibility requirements) and forwards an eligibility rooster to the unit commander before each UTA the month preceding the month the promotion is to be effective. 2. The unit commander processes the eligibility roster prior to the UTA completion, lining through names of airmen not recommended and annotating a period of ineligibility not to exceed 6 months.
PERSONAL DATA - PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (USC 552a) UNIT: 123 AERIAL PORT SQ FFLHB0 PAS: W52PFLHB WESTOVER AFB MA 010220000 RESERVE AIRMEN PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY ROSTER PROMOTION MONTH: JUL THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL, YOUR UNIT, MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF AFI 36-2502, TABLE 4.2, FOR PROMOTION TO THE NEXT HIGHER GRADE. REQUEST YOU REVIEW THIS LISTING AND MAKE YOUR ANNOTATIONS FOR NONRECOMMENDATIONS THEN FORWARD TO THE MPF. NAME GR-CURR PAFSC PAY-DT PME-1ST AUTH-GRD SSAN DOR CAFSC SAT-SVC PME-2ND POSN-NR EPR EFF-DT DAFSC RR--YY PME-3RD FAC UNEXCUSED EXCUSED WMP-STAT TNG_STAT ART MIGALA, LINDSAY CA SSG 2T271 15 SEP 1997 36 TSgt 123-45-6789 01 MAR 2003 2T251 080000 0079758 3B-13 APR 2006 12 APR 2004 2T271 0915 42H100 0 24 R BOUCHARD, JOHN MSGT 2T271 15 SEP 1997 36 SMSGT 123-45-6789 01 MAR 2003 2T251 080000 0079758 3B-13 APR 2006 12 APR 2004 2T271 0915 42H100 0 24 R I CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION LISTED IS TRUE AND CORRECT. I FURTHER CERTIFY THAT ALL PERSONNEL NOT RECOMMENDED HAVE BEEN ANNOTATED ACCORDINGLY. Michael R Bellerose 25JUN07 SIGNATURE OF UNIT COMMANDER DATE Until further review is made, member is ineligible until 01AUG07
MP6: Promotion Process 3. Complete the AF Form 224 in duplicate (mandatory for promotions to SMSgt and CMSgt) for Wing Commanders approval 5. Forward the roster, RSC and the AF Form 224 to the MPF by the end of the UTA. 4. The Unit prepares a Reserve Service Commitment (RSC) Contract on personnel being recommended for promotion to MSgt/SMSgt/CMSgt. Must have two years retainability.
Ineligibility Roster PERSONAL DATA - PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (USC 552a) UNIT: 123 AERIAL PORT SQ FFLHB0 RESERVE AIRMEN PROMOTION INELIGIBILITY ROSTER PROMOTION MONTH: JUL NAME PAFSC DOR TNG-ST ASG-GR+1 PME1 PAY-DT GRD ART SSAN DAFSC POSN-NR FAC AUTH-GRD PME2 TEMSD 2AFSC SAT SVC UNEXC WMP PME3 EPR UIF CNTL-RSR ART15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- BENTLEY, EDNA TERI 2T271 01-MAR-04 R 37 Q 13-DEC-84 TSG 012-65-9874 2T251 0079845 42H100 35 X 201129 0 3-B INELIGIBLE REASON: UMD-OVERAGE PME NO-VACANCY BIZA, STEPHANIE LYN 2T251 01-JAN-06 R 35 10-APR-05 SRA 123-89-6541 2T251 0079919 42J100 34 010000 0 - INELIGIBLE REASON: PME
1.2. The first sergeant is responsible for providing sound advice to the commander on a wide range of topics including the health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well being, career progression, recognition, and professional development of all assigned enlisted members. AFI 36-2113
first sergeant’s primary responsibility is to maintain a mission-ready enlisted force. 6.1.7. First Sergeants. First sergeants are specially selected SNCOs freed from operational and production requirements to provide a dedicated focal point for enlisted issues within their units. First sergeants derive their authority from the unit commander and exercise general supervision over all assigned enlisted personnel. At home station or deployed, a first sergeant’s primary responsibility is to maintain a mission-ready enlisted force. AFI 36-2113
SUMMARY Promotion Authority Ineligible for Promotion Minimum Eligibility Requirements Types of Promotions Promotion Process First Sergeant’s Role
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