Armed Forces News

Newly selected Air Force first sergeants will now move to their positions under a different hiring process. Those in the Fall 2019 First Sergeant assignment cycle will take part under a combination volunteer and nomination process, intended to ensure that the right persons are picked to hold these leadership jobs. Commanders, superintendents and first sergeants will join to screen and nominate the most highly qualified master sergeants for first-sergeant billets. The change replaces the Developmental Special Duty list, and places greater emphasis on selecting first sergeants who leadership believes would demonstrate leadership and mentoring skills that emphasize a focus on the well being of airmen and their families.