The following 4,733 U.S. Air Force technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant in the 19E7 promotion cycle.
According to an Air Force press release, there were 19,422 airmen eligible promotion, a selection rate of 24.34 percent — down from 29.60 percent in the 2018 cycle.
"The 2018 promotion rate, combined with a high master sergeant retention rate for the last four years, led to a decrease in the available manning requirements this year, according to Chief Master Sgt. Tiffany Smith, Enlisted Promotions Policy chief. Smith said the 19E7 promotion rate helps balance those manning needs," the release stated.
"Of those eligible holding a Promote Now recommendation, 90.2 percent were selected, 74.60 percent of those holding a Must Promote recommendation were selected and 12.80 percent of Airmen holding a Promote recommendation were selected.
"Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.49 years and time in service was 13.56 years. The average selectee overall score was 537.03, based on point averages of 10.80 for decorations, 72.00 for the promotion fitness examination and 69.87 for the specialty knowledge test.
"Those selected will be promoted beginning Aug. 1, according to their promotion sequence number. Prior to posting the list, 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."