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.
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.