As the Air Force's operational environment has changed, more leadership responsibility is being pushed down to noncommissioned officers (NCOs). To ensure that it is selecting master sergeants (the first level of senior NCOs) who are able to fulfill these leadership responsibilities, RAND researchers assessed the current promotion system and explored areas for possible improvement.
Promoting Airmen with the Potential to Lead
RAND Corporation, The
A Study of the Air Force Master Sergeant Promotion System