US Air Force CY20B lieutenant colonel promotion list
The following 1,214 U.S. Air Force majors have been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel, as announced on October 6, 2020.
"Officials selected 1,045 majors who were in-the-promotion-zone (IPZ) for an overall selection rate of 76.1%, and 169 majors who were above-the-promotion-zone (APZ) for a selection rate of 13%," according to an Air Force press release. "Both selection rates are higher when compared to the previous two years. In 2018 and 2019, IPZ rates were 71.4% and 72%, respectively; the APZ rates were 6.7% and 6.2%, respectively."
The release noted that the 2020 Line of the Air Force lieutenant colonel board, which convened May 4-20, was the first to use six new developmental categories, and was "also the first board to transition away from below-the-promotion-zone promotion opportunity while assigning line numbers based on order of merit versus time in grade."
The six new LAF categories are Air Operations and Special Warfare, Combat Support, Force Modernization, Information Warfare, Nuclear and Missile Operations, and Space Operations.