by Airman 1st Class Ceaira Tinsley
23d Wing Public Affairs
7/14/2015 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Personnel
from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center visited
here July 13, to share information about Enlisted Evaluation System and
Weighted Airman Promotion System changes.
During the briefings, EES/WAPS subject matter experts spoke about
changes that have already been implemented, those slated for
implementation in the months ahead, and the reasons and philosophy
behind the changes.
"This is one of the most significant changes to the enlisted evaluation
and promotion system in a generation," said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen.
Peggy Poore, AFPC commander. "So, we feel it's important to bring this
information directly to Commanders and Airmen and allow them to ask
questions and get immediate answers from the experts."
The briefing team hosted an executive briefing and two all-calls to
ensure all Team Moody members received the information face-to-face.
"I'm appreciative of the fact the team took time to address multiple
target audiences," said Chief Master Sgt. David Kelch, 23d Wing command
chief. "We've been at the forefront in this wing over the past 10 months
discussing pending changes and it's good to see the products being
pushed to the field."
One of the essential changes to the new system is that the evaluation will focus on an Airman's job performance.
"This new evaluation will give commanders a meaningful venue to identify
those Airmen who are truly exceeding the standards and are ready for
the next level," said Kelch. "Of course, this can only be successful as
long as the rating chain is providing candidate feedback throughout the
"Our Airmen deserve to know where they stand to know their strengths and
to be deliberately developed in areas where they struggle," Kelch
added. "An important take away from yesterday's briefing is this;
whether you receive a recommendation of "promote", promote now", or
"must promote" you are still competitive for the next grade. It'll be
up to individual Airmen to determine their own success by how much time
they spending preparing for the test....nothing beats old fashion hard
For more information about EES/WAPS changes, go to the myPers website at
https://mypers.af.mil, select "enlisted" under the active duty, Guard
or Reserve drop down menus, and then select "evaluations" in the left