Air Force Eliminates Testing for SNCOs

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E-8/9 testing was a joke anyway, as the board score can put a weak tester over the top.
Not sure how I feel about eliminating the test for E-7.
I’m great with it. Testing as an E6 is beyond dumb. Wrote memorization of history and doctrine is not what a SNCO is. I’d rather see that senior E6 go up against their superstar peers, judged by SNCOs than take a test. Lots of people that can’t lead their way out of a paper bag do average work but test great. This should manage that.

And yeah, @ThunderHorse the Army gotvtgst one right (no tests for E8/9). That’s why I like this move forvthe AF.

ETA- I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a stellar performer (but a weak tester) get smoked by someone that drops 90’s on both tests.
 

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I’m great with it. Testing as an E6 is beyond dumb. Wrote memorization of history and doctrine is not what a SNCO is. I’d rather see that senior E6 go up against their superstar peers, judged by SNCOs than take a test. Lots of people that can’t lead their way out of a paper bag do average work but test great. This should manage that.

And yeah, @ThunderHorse the Army gotvtgst one right (no tests for E8/9). That’s why I like this move forvthe AF.

ETA- I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a stellar performer (but a weak tester) get smoked by someone that drops 90’s on both tests.
I'll take your word for it then.
 
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