The following U.S. Air Force senior master sergeants have been selected for promotion to the rank of chief master sergeant in the 17E9 promotion cycle beginning in January, 2018, as announced on December 7, 2017. A total of 472 airmen were selected out of 2,142 eligible, a 22.04 percent rate.
According to an Air Force press release, "the average overall score for those selected was 486.71. Selectees’ average time in grade was 2.98 years and time in service was 20.97 years. The average decorations score was 24.01 and the average United States Air Force Supervisory Exam score was 71.81. The average board score was 390.89."