Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Self
Assessment for Promotion
Are you competitive for promotion? A realistic
personal self-assessment of your current status is an excellent way to gauge
your promotion competitiveness. Although promotion boards continue to adapt from
year to year, much remains constant concerning what factors heavily influence
your chances for that next stripe.
This worksheet was compiled with just such data,
especially promotion board after-action reports. Items listed below were
considered pertinent to career enhancement and promotability. While not a
‘sure-fire’ promotion guarantee, the more items that you can check off on the
“Above Average” and “Outstanding” sections, the more competitive your record
should be, and probably will be, at the next board.
Finally, remember that completion of every area below
will not assure you of a promotion. These factors must be combined with your
USAFE exam and other data (TIS, TIG, etc). However, it should very clearly help
you answer the question: Am I competitive?
AM I AVERAGE?
Ñ EPR on top has Senior
Ñ Completion of SNCO
Ñ CCAF Degree in career
Ñ Decorated with each PCS?
AM I ABOVE AVERAGE?
Firewall 5 EPRs and 9 APRs for last 10 years?
on all eligible EPRs?
Additional degree in related career field?
as top decoration in package?
Documented base and/or community involvement?
Short-term successful special duty (PME, Recruiter, etc) outside normal
job & successful return to original AFSC?
Deployment in support of OEF, OIF or AEF in the last 4 years.
AM I OUTSTANDING?
Monthly, Quarterly or Annual Award winner?
Award winner (Levitow, DG etc)?
Community or public service formal recognition?
Civilian educational awards?
Officer in a professional organization (Top-3, AFSA, NCOA etc)
Success in position well-above your grade?
Sustained superior performance (every EPR contains the above items)?
Deployment in support of OEF, OIF or AEF in the last 4 year with
corresponding decoration highlighting accomplishments
DO I HAVE DETRACTORS?
senior rater indorsement?
decoration upon PCS?
job description, yr after yr?
than firewall 5 EPR/9 APR’s
Ñ Professional degree in
unrelated field (without CCAF degree)?
Ñ No deployment in support
of AEF, OIF, OEF.