According to statistics released by the Air Force Personnel Center, 14 BSC officers in the promotion zone were selected for promotion to colonel in the CY20B, or calendar year 2020, central selection board. Six chaplains were also selected for promotion to colonel, all of whom were in-the-zone except one selected above-the-zone.
The Air Force also selected 53 Nurse Corps officers — 38 in-the-zone and 15 above-the-zone — and 12 chaplains for promotion to lieutenant colonel in the CY20C central selection board. Among the chaplain selectees for O-6, seven were in-the-zone and five were above-the-zone.
AFPC also said 20 chaplains were selected for promotion to major, all in-the-zone, in the CY20B central selection board.
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.