The Air Drive chosen than 1,629 grasp sergeants for promotion to senior grasp sergeant—essentially the most new E-8s in a single cycle in 11 years.
All instructed, 10.18 p.c of 16,031 eligible tech sergeants made the grade, the Air Drive Personnel Middle introduced—the best promotion price for E-7s in 4 years. Common time in grade was 4.4 years, and common time in service was 17.88 years.
Not since 2012, when greater than 1,700 grasp sergeants have been chosen, have so many made the minimize in a single 12 months. Certainly, this was the primary time since 2019 that the promotion price broke double digits.
Excessive retention and enlisted grade construction critiques depressed promotions final 12 months to the bottom charges in years, and leaders have warned charges might keep low for years, because the Air Drive rebalances the noncommissioned officer corps, particularly employees, tech, and grasp sergeant.
However the squeeze appears to be easing at senior grasp sergeant, the place promotions elevated barely in 2022 after two years of charges under 8 p.c. Prior to now dozen years, the promotion price has topped 10 p.c seven occasions.
The complete record of grasp sergeants chosen for promotion in 2023 is out there right here.
Air Drive E-8 Promotion Statistics
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