Air Force Master Sergeant promotion board rescheduled

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force Master Sergeant (20E7) promotion board originally set to convene here March 23 is rescheduled to ensure personal health and safety concerns associated with coronavirus disease-19, or COVID-19, can be maintained.

The 20E7 board is now scheduled to convene the first week of June, with a public promotion release projected for the end of July. The delay does not impact the currently planned first “sew-on” increment, which remains scheduled for Aug. 1.

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“We realize the importance and impact promotion boards have on Airmen’s careers, but for health and safety it’s important we make these prudent adjustments at this time,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Toth, commander, Air Force’s Personnel Center. “Given the importance of promotion boards, we are working on a number of process adjustments and facility mitigations, allowing us to hold future boards while complying with health and safety guidelines. Unfortunately, we were unable to get those measures in place for the 20E7 board, which is the largest board we conduct. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we’re constantly coordinating with Headquarters Air Force to take care of our Airmen and their families the best way possible.”

AFPC will closely monitor record updates for the 20E7 promotion cycle.

At this time, there is a plan to have modifications in place, allowing the center to conduct all other promotion boards as scheduled.

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