Keep Up Air Force Records, Personal Info For Promotion Sake
This was submitted by SA. Additionally I have seen this on the AF Email
chains. This contains very good instruction on how to request Promotion
Board Records for both Officers and Senior NCOs. Take a minute and read
The one constant among Airmen is the desire to be promoted.
There are many things Airmen can do to affect their chances for promotion, but
perhaps the most important is ensuring their personal information is correct.
Missing or inaccurate enlisted or officer performance reports, decorations,
awards and citations can affect promotion scores for senior airmen through
While some decorations may earn points toward scoring for enlisted Airmen,
winning quarterly awards or an academic award from a professional military
education school can help strengthen records for both officer and enlisted
Fortunately, the Air Force makes it easy for Airmen of all ranks to check their
records online through the virtual Military Personnel Flight.
"Every Airman is responsible for his or her career and should review his or her
record on a routine basis or prior to any board where the record may be
reviewed," said Maj. Gen. Tony Przybyslawski, Air Force Personnel Center
commander. "Each and every one of us takes the time to prepare our vehicle prior
to taking a long trip or in preparation for winter temperatures ... that's what
we're looking for ... each and every Airman taking the time to be proactive in
taking control of his or her career."
Airmen receive e-mail notifications around their birthday each year advising
them to review their electronic personnel records maintained within the Military
Personnel Data System.
Officials suggest after Airmen log in to vMPF and accomplish a records review; a
hard copy should be printed for personal safekeeping. If all record information
is correct, no further action is required until the next annual review.
If errors are discovered and individuals can make the needed changes to those
parts of the record where update links are provided, they should do so. Other
errors should be directed to the commander's support staff or Air Force Contact
Center for resolution.
AFPC's Promotion Board Records Branch is responsible for providing Airman a copy
of the selection record within 30 duty days of receipt of a valid request. This
timeframe actually stretches to about 45 calendar days when you add in non-duty
days. Each request is accomplished in a "date precedence order" from the time it
is received at the PBR branch.
There are two categories of requests: "As Is" and "As Met." Officers and senior
NCOs may request one "As Is" copy and one "As Met" copy of their selection
record within a consecutive 12-month period per each request. The "As Is"
request provides a copy of the record "as it is" when requested. To request an
"As Met" copy, the record must have met a selection or evaluation board within
the past 12 months. "As Met" copies cannot be requested until after promotion
results have been publicly released. "As Met" copies will reflect the selection
record "as it met" the selection or evaluation board the person is requesting it
Officers and senior NCOs can request a copy of their personnel records by
completing a Selection Record Request Worksheet by visiting the AFPC Web site
and typing "selection record" into the search engine.
The completed worksheet should be e-mailed to Records.Review@randolph.af.mil, or
faxed to either DSN 665-2693 or commercial (210) 565-2693. Selection records
will only be forwarded to an authorized military e-mail account.
Finally, AFI 36-3003 grants everyone the opportunity to request permissive TDY
to review their record in person here at AFPC.
For more information, Airmen should visit their commander's support staff or
call the Air Force Contact Center at (800) 616-3775, commercial (210) 565-5000
or DSN 665-5000.