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I wanted to share my promotion journey because I know a vast majority of people who do test for the next rank typically disagree w/ how the promotion strats are distributed. Last year I tested for MSgt, for the first time w/ a “Promote” rating. When I signed my EPR a few weeks before the testing cycle began, I was actually pretty surprised at my rating & let it get the best of me. I felt discouraged and this affected how much time I put into studying as a first time-tester. Always being told I’m young. No stratification. I checked all the boxes but it wasn’t enough. The truth is, the Air Force is still working to get things right, we will never be perfect. One thing I did learn, through this process was not to discredit the individuals my leadership felt were more competent to be a SNCO just because I know I did push myself to be a good leader.
I didn’t study like I needed to because in my heart I genuinely believed I wouldn’t make it. When my leadership at Tinker gave me a certificate with MY line number on it, I didn’t believe it. What I genuinely learned is leadership, sustained superior performance & progression will get you promoted. Continue to be a leader. Don’t be so salty you didn’t get stratted that you don’t put forth the effort to study. Don’t discredit those who were stratted by your leadership. You’re on the same playing field as 85% of those you test against. You got this. #bossbabe #usaf #military #airforce #womenwhoserve #moneymoves #cmoneygettinmoney #lol #topthree #E7 #MSgt #mastersergeant