The Air Force has selected 2,098 officers for promotion to major and lieutenant colonel, the Air Force Personnel Center said Wednesday.
The selectees for the 2015C boards are mostly made up of 2,068 line of the Air Force captains selected for promotion to major, according to a list provided by AFPC. They also include 14 chaplains selected for promotion to major, and 16 chaplains selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel.
There were 2,427 line captains up for promotion to majors in this board, resulting in a selection rate of 85 percent. Of those major selectees, 51 were above the promotion zone and the rest were in-the-zone. There were no captains eligible for below-the-zone promotions.
There were also 20 chaplains up for promotion to major, resulting in a 70 percent selection rate. Of those 14 chaplains selected to become majors, 13 were in-the-zone and the last was above-the-zone.
And there were 33 chaplains up for lieutenant colonel, resulting in a 48 percent selection rate. Of those, 14 were in-the-zone and the last two were above-the-zone.
And a breakout of the LAF promotions show which jobs got the most promotions.
Among in-the-zone LAF captains up for promotion, mission support officers had the highest selection rate at 94.2 percent. Pilots had the second-highest selection rate at 93 percent.
And among above-the-zone officers, pilots had the highest selection rate at 26.4 percent. Navigators had the second-highest selection rate at 21.1 percent.
Stephen Losey covers personnel, promotions, and the Air Force Academy for Air Force Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Losey is the air warfare reporter for Defense News. He previously covered leadership and personnel issues at Air Force Times, and the Pentagon, special operations and air warfare at Military.com. He has traveled to the Middle East to cover U.S. Air Force operations.