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Air Force announces CY24 promotion board schedule, aligns to officer SCODs

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The Air Force announced the 2024 promotion board schedule Aug. 22, which marks the transition to align most promotion boards with their associated evaluation closeout dates.

With the completion of establishing officer static closeout dates, or SCODs, this year, next year’s board schedule takes an incremental step to a predictable schedule that ensures officers have an evaluation within six months of promotion boards. The alignment of the evaluation within six months of the promotion board was already in place for all Air Force enlisted promotion boards.

“Maximizing alignment of promotion boards to SCODs represents a strategic step toward enhancing our talent management decisions,” said Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller. “This also provides transparency and consistency that are cornerstones of our promotion and evaluation system.”

During this transition year, the major LAF-A/C/I/F/N boards that would have convened toward the end 2024 will shift to convene in January/February 2025, resulting in no major board in 2024. Eligibility, based on dates of rank and projected pin-on dates will remain unchanged. All future major LAF-A/C/I/F/N boards are planned to convene the same time each year.

Additionally, the lieutenant colonel LAF-A/C/I/F/N/X boards that would have convened in spring of 2025, will now convene in November 2024, resulting in two lieutenant colonel LAF-A/C/I/F/N/X boards in 2024. Like the major’s board, eligibility, based on dates of rank and projected pin-on dates will remain unchanged. All future lieutenant colonel LAF-A/C/I/F/N/X boards are planned to convene around the same time each year.

The changes to align Air Force officer promotion boards with SCODs were completed without impacting Air Force enlisted promotion boards and met all the Space Force’s promotion timing requirements.

The 2024 board schedule and additional information can be found on here, on myFSS.