JUNE 9, 2015, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard chief master sergeant enlisted performance reports, which close out annually on May 31, are now accomplished on the new Air Force Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report (CMSgt).
Development of a separate evaluation form for chief master sergeants is part of ongoing Air Force Enlisted Evaluation System and promotion process changes underway since last July.
The form 912, tested during the 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, enables senior raters to capture a chief’s overall performance, and provides an opportunity for senior raters to recommend the chief for future roles, such as career field manager, major command functional manager and command chief duty.
“Using the form significantly reduces the administrative process associated with the screening board and codifies, in a solitary document, the performance assessment and vectoring done by raters and senior raters annually,” said Chief Master Sgt. Todd Petzel, the chief of the Air Force Chiefs’ Group.
Unlike other evaluation forms, the chief EPR has four lines for rater comments and one line for the senior rater’s assessment.
“The focus of this evaluation form is to vector Air Force senior enlisted professionals toward leadership positions where they can best positively influence Airmen,” said Will Brown, the chief of the Air Force evaluation and recognition programs branch. “Chief master sergeants perform at the senior-leader level, so comments are likely to illustrate where a chief will best fit in the Air Force leadership matrix.”
Regular Air Force senior master sergeants selected for promotion to chief master sergeant will also be rated using the AF Form 912. For example, the senior master sergeant EPR static closeout date is July 31. However, a senior master sergeant selected for promotion to chief master sergeant will receive an EPR on the annual May 31 chief master sergeant static closeout date.
Additional instruction and guidance on the new form is available in Air Force Instruction 36-2406, “Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems” on the Air Force e-Publishing website.