Enlisted Forced Distribution Calculator

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Enlisted Forced Distribution Calculator

Enlisted Forced Distribution Calculator

Starting in 2016 the Air Force switched to the newest version of Enlisted Performance Reports known as Forced Distribution. An Airman eligible for promotion in the ranks of SrA-TSgt will receive either a Promote Now, Must Promote, Promote, Not Ready Now, or a Do Not Promote. The top two ratings are limited depending on the number of eligibles which gives an Airman a competitive advantage when it comes time to test for promotion. All Airman who does not receive a Promote Now or Must Promote will fall into the Promote category unless specifically given a Not Ready Now or Do Not Promote.

Points toward promotion are:

  • Promote Now - 250
  • Must Promote - 220
  • Promote - 200
  • Not Ready Now - 150
  • Do Not Promote - 50

A maximum of three EPRs are used to determine the overall score and a weight is assigned to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year rating. It goes without saying, a Promote Now and a Must Promote will give an Airman a clear advantage when it comes to promotion.

In traditional fashion, WAPSCalc provides a historical look at promotion ratings with the Forced Distribution Calculator. Over the years, the stats will show how each AFSC looks with each promotion recommendation.

If you have any ideas on how to make this calculator better, please don't hesitate to reach out. I've incorporated many ideas from users into the many different calculators on this site.

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