|Air Force Announces 2001 Chronic Critical Skills List |
Air Force Announces 2001 Chronic Critical Skills List
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas -- April 26, 2001 (AFPN) -- The Air Force has released the chronic critical skills list for 2001.
This list is designed to help reduce shortages of staff, technical and master sergeants in certain sortie-generating and readiness-related skills by giving airmen eligible for promotion to these noncommissioned officer grades a promotion advantage.
Specifically, people serving in chronic critical skills are promoted higher than the Air Force average. For example, if the Air Force average for a particular promotion cycle is 15 percent, then people in chronic critical skills are promoted at an 18 percent rate.
An Air Force Specialty Code is placed on the list when the skill's manning is below, and projected to remain below, 90 percent. Once placed on the chronic critical skills list, an Air Force specialty remains on the list for a minimum of two years or until NCO manning for the specialty is above 95 percent.
The current list will be in effect for the calendar 2001 staff, technical and master sergeant promotion cycles and consists of the following Air Force Specialty Codes:
- 1A2X1, aircraft loadmaster;
- 1A3X1, airborne communications systems;
- 1A4X1X, airborne battle management systems;
- 1C0X1, airfield management;
- 1C1X1, air traffic control;
- 1C2X1, combat control;
- 1C3X1, command post;
- 1C4X1, tactical air command and control;
- 1C5X1X, aerospace control and warning systems;
- 1N0X1, intelligence applications;
- 1N1X1, intelligence imagery analysis;
- 1N3XXX, intelligence crypto linguists (all linguists);
- 1A8x1X, airborne cryptologic linguists are considered as 1N3XXX for promotion cycle 01E for staffs through master sergeants;
- 1N4X1, signals intelligence analysis;
- 1N5X1, electronic signals intelligence exploitation;
- 1T2X1, pararescue;
- 1W0X1X, weather;
- 2A1X4, airborne surveillance radar systems;
- 2A5X3X, integrated avionics systems; and
- 2A6X3, aircrew egress systems.
- Air Force Personnel Center