U.S. airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing march in formation during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Mildenhall, England, Nov. 11, 2018. The Air Force recently announced multiple enlisted evaluation system changes that will take effect this year.  CHRISTINE GROENING/U.S. AIR FORCE
U.S. airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing march in formation during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Mildenhall, England, Nov. 11, 2018. The Air Force recently announced multiple enlisted evaluation system changes that will take effect this year. CHRISTINE GROENING/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force SNCOs no longer need Community College of the Air Force degrees

by Brian Ferguson
Stars and Stripes

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Starting this year, senior noncommissioned officers no longer need a Community College of the Air Force degree to be considered for promotion.

Under the new policy announced Wednesday, senior noncommissioned officers who complete an associate degree or higher “from a nationally or regionally accredited academic institution” are eligible for promotion and eligible for commander’s promotion recommendation, the Air Force said in a release.

Previously, only SNCOs with degrees from the Community College of the Air Force were considered for endorsement for promotion from their commander. Airmen were advised to update their degrees in the Military Personnel Data System, the release said.

The Air Force is updating the evaluation system to ensure it “focuses on equitability and streamlines the stratification process,” it said.

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