More than 1,300 officers have been selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel or colonel, the Air Force said Friday.
Of those 1,318 selectees, 69 captains were selected for promotion to major, all of whom were in the Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate category.
And 1,231 majors — including 37 LAF-Judge Advocates — were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. Eighteen lieutenant colonels in the LAF-Judge Advocate category were selected for promotion to colonel.
The selection rate for the 147 lieutenant colonels up for promotion to colonel was 12.24 percent. The selection rate for the 7,323 majors up for promotion was 16.81 percent. And the rate for the 85 captains up for promotion to major was 81.17.
That is below last year’s selection rates of 13.53 percent, 18.52 percent and 92.68 percent respectively.