Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > SecAF approves captain's board cancellation
SecAF approves captain's board cancellation

Posted 5/7/2013   Updated 5/7/2013 Email story   Print story


by Capt. Candice Ismirle
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

5/7/2013 - WASHINGTON (AFNS)  -- First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7.

Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain's Central Selection Board.

The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior to July 2011. First lieutenants will now be informed by their chain of command if they are recommended for promotion to captain.

The Air Force is returning to a 100 percent promotion opportunity, allowing commanders to determine if an officer should be promoted.

"Senior raters will now provide a recommendation to promote or not to promote officers. All officers will get promoted unless their senior rater makes a recommendation of "do not promote," said Lt. Col. Colin Huckins, the Promotions, Evaluations, and Fitness Policy Branch Chief.

According to senior officials, the boards are being eliminated due to the significant amount of time and financial investment for a very small quality cut, which affected few officers due to high promotion rates. The Captain's Central Selection Board rate was 95 percent.

With limited time in service, most first lieutenants have thin records and little operational experience, making it difficult to fully evaluate performance and future potential.

There will be 3,056 first lieutenants in the promotion zone and 213 above the promotion zone this year.

For more information about career development or personnel issues, visit the myPers website at http://mypers.af.mil.

No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Air Force acquisition lead moves to MITRE

Improving mission planning via the Hanscom MilCloud

Upcoming fraud working group to highlight current issues

Securing the future by Bending the Cost Curve

Global Broadcast Service: the military's 'direct TV', now available in a rucksack

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Winter driving in New England  |  VIDEO

Gmytrasiewicz encourages graduates to 'take care of your troops'

Hanscom recognizes military families   |  VIDEO

Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips

Gate improvement project under way

Senior NCOs set goal to collect 300 turkeys, hams for those in need

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

FSS announces winter fitness assessments schedules

Still time to donate to CFC

Defense Department to host virtual education fair

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor

Choosing to live

Snack all day, get tooth decay

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 20

Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 13

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Laying the foundation for future AF, Coast Guard enlisted leaders

Command chief focused on mission, careers of Airmen

From Army Air Corps to U.S. Air Force, 71-years and counting

Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act