Category Archives: selects

Biden selects Hicks, Kahl for top Pentagon roles


WASHINGTON — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to tap Kathleen Hicks as deputy secretary of defense and Colin Kahl as the undersecretary of defense for policy, bringing in two experienced hands to guide the Pentagon under the defense secretary nominee, Lloyd Austin. The Biden campaign announced the moves Wednesday, shortly after The Washington Post broke […]

Air Force selects 619 for supplemental promotion


The Air Force has announced that 619 enlisted airmen have been selected for supplemental promotion. The list of selectees posted by the Air Force Personnel Center Thursday includes 443 airmen chosen for promotion to staff sergeant and 144 selected for technical sergeant. The publicly-released list excludes airmen whose jobs require secrecy, such as those in […]

Air Force selects 518 airmen for promotion to chief master sergeant


The Air Force has released the names of 520 airmen and Space Force members who were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant. Service officials selected 518 Air Force senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant, out of 2,763 eligible, for a selection rate of 18.75 percent in the 20E9 promotion cycle, according […]

Air Force selects 13,864 for promotion to staff sergeant after coronavirus slowed testing


The Air Force said Monday that it has selected 13,864 enlisted airmen for promotion to staff sergeant — one month later than E-5 promotions are typically announced. There were 33,341 senior airmen who were eligible for promotion to E-5 this year, which resulted in a selection rate of 41.58 percent, according to an Air Force […]

The US Navy selects Fincantieri design for next-generation frigate


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant has Italian heritage, the Navy announced Thursday. In a major win for Wisconsin’s Marinette Marine shipyard, the Navy selected Fincantieri’s so-called FREMM design, an acronym that stands for “European multi-purpose frigate,” in its original Italian. The shipyard, which is also on the hook for building the remaining […]