Finding the Right Formula

Orlando, Fla. The Air Force will more clearly define performance-assessment and promotion-recommendation processes in the upcoming changes to the enlisted performance review, said CMSAF James Cody here on Friday. Briefing reporters at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium, Cody said the two “are linked together,” but they aren’t the same. Cody posed the question, “How do you make [that performance assessment] in the weighted airman promotion system have the predominate value that it should?” Officials plan to “readjust” the formula that assesses promotions to adequately balance time in grade, time in service, decorations, and performance assessments, he said.