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.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Counter-IED Branch receives top AFA award

Hanscom PEOs lauded for small business practices

COMACC meets with Hanscom acquisition members, industry

Theater Battle Control Division Industry Day highlights new contract approach, MCS first delivery order

Critical force-protection system completed ahead of time, under budget

Summer Focus Week offerings, still time to register

Hanscom's cyber initiatives

MPS Increment IV reaches full deployment

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Tickets on sale for Combat Dining In

Massachusetts at risk for rabies

Influenza: Prepare for the upcoming season

New school year begins Sept. 2

Airman sentenced during court martial

Call for nominations: Portraits in Courage, Vol. IX

VA transition programs offered

Turner and Tsongas visit Hanscom

PII protection, it matters

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Developing strong connections key

How to protect your home while traveling

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Aug. 27

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Family's love of music drives win at AF competition

Hanscom CGO answers the call


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