END OF YEAR PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS
At the end of the school year, all Cadet Airman Basic, Cadet Airman, and Cadet Airman First Class that have successfully completed a full academic year in JROTC will automatically be promoted to the next rank.
At the end of the school year, the SASI and ASI’s will determine what percentage of cadets in each rank above the rank of Cadet Airman First Class that will be eligible for promotion.
To determine the percentage of cadets eligible for the end of year promotion opportunity, the SASI and ASI’s will evaluate the number of cadets in the current rank, and the next available rank and select a percentage that maintains the proper balance between ranks.
- For example, if there are 45 Cadet Senior Airman in the corps and 35 Cadet Staff Sergeants, a promotion eligibility rate of 85% or 38 Cadet Senior Airman would be considered reasonable.
At the end of the school year, all eligible Cadet Senior Airman and above will be tested for promotion to the next rank. To be considered for an end of year promotion, a cadet must take a promotion exam and pass with a minimum score of 75%.
All cadets will be given an opportunity to take the end of year promotion exam if they:
1. Passed all classes during the first semester
2. Were not placed in DMC or suspended at any time during the year
3. Earned an 80% or higher GPA in AFJROTC during the first semester
4. Have a promotion recommendation form signed off by each of their current teachers
Once all eligible cadets have taken the promotion exam, selection for end of year promotion will be based on a total point system. Each cadet will earn a number of points from multiple categories and will then be ranked from highest total point score to lowest. Once ranked by point score, the top cadets will be selected to fill the promotion quota for each individual rank.
Promotion Test - 250 max points
First Semester AFJROTC Class Average - 100 max points. Point total is equal to class average.
Community Service Hours - 1 hour community service equals 1 point
Ribbons Earned - 1 point for each ribbon earned
National Awards Received - 3 points for each nation award received
Point Calculation Example: A cadet earns 212 points on the promotion exam, had a 91 semester average in JROTC the previous semester, has 68 recorded hours of JROTC community service and has earned 1 national award, 6 JROTC ribbons, and 1 qualified Civil Air Patrol Award. This cadet has earned a total of 381 points.
212 points - Promotion Test
91 points - First Semester AFJROTC Class Average
68 points - Community Service Hours
7 points - Ribbons Earned (6 JROTC ribbons + 1 Civil Air Patrol Award)
3 points - National Awards Received
381 points - Total Points Earned
*** Promotion guidelines may be modified at the discretion of the SASI