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PRF Process For AF Officers Selected to attend PME/Graduate School*. Member selected for School. Supervisor writes Narrative-Only PRF/ coords SR approval. Supervisor gives copy of approved N-O PRF to MPS. SR/appointee gives copy of approved N-O PRF (sealed if necessary)

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Member in school

PRF Process

For AF Officers

Selected to attend

PME/Graduate School*

Member selected for School

Supervisor writes Narrative-Only PRF/ coords SR approval

Supervisor gives copy of approved N-O PRF to MPS

SR/appointee gives copy of approved N-O PRF (sealed if necessary)

to individual NLT 30 days prior to PCS**

AFPC creates “Missing PRF” message w/ list of board-eligible names, for whom AFPC doesn’t have a PRF

MPS sends N-O PRF to AFPC

(Proceed if promotion board met while at school)

AFPC holds for Student MLR

Servicing MPS sends student OPB; officer makes corrections/updates as applicable

Member’s servicing MPS

notified…passed to member

Member in School

Student MLR assigns DP/P/DNP***

Proceed only if

promotion board met

Promotion board

Public Release

*IAW AFI 36-2406, para Please refer to AFI for specific requirements by grade. ***Details in AFI 36-2406, para. 8.3.5

**IAW AFI 36-2406, para

On Board Date -150, if the officer has not signed into student status, the losing senior rater is required to render a Regular PRF for the CSB, as well as the non-board specific Narrative-Only PRF for future consideration while in student status.

Member in school





The purpose of this fact sheet is to acquaint you with the Officer Evaluation System (OES) as it applies to officers attending AF-level training (e.g., AFIT, in-residence ACSC/AWC, medical/dental internship, or medical/dental residency.

All Air Force officers departing for AF-level training have a Narrative-Only Promotion Recommendation Form (PRF) accomplished by their losing senior rater in accordance with AFI 36-2406, para, regardless of promotion eligibility. A Narrative-Only PRF is accomplished and signed in the same manner as a regular PRF, except that the promotion zone and rating blocks are not completed. The Narrative-Only PRF is filed at HQ AFPC/DPSIDEB, and is used for promotion consideration only when the officer is eligible while in “student” status. Some Air Force officers will report to school already promotion-eligible and will receive a regular PRF from their losing senior rater (in addition to the Narrative-Only PRF) if they signed into school after the PRF Accounting Date (150 days prior to the central selection board). Air Force officers who are promotion-eligible while in “student” status (signed in on or before the PRF Accounting Date) compete for “Definitely Promote” recommendations through the Air Force Management Level Review (MLR) at HQ AFPC. This MLR serves as the student’s senior rater for the purpose of completing the PRF. The MLR uses a Duty Qualification History Brief and Record of Performance (ROP), which consist of OPRs, OERs, Education/Training Reports, and Narrative-Only PRF, to determine a promotion recommendation and to complete the Recommendation-Only PRF. A Recommendation-Only PRF is the PRF that is prepared at HQ AFPC to document the results of the MLR. It is the one signed and marked (“Definitely Promote”, “Promote”, or “Do Not Promote This Board”) by the MLR President. Essentially, the Narrative-Only and Recommendation-Only PRFs are “married up” to form the overall recommendation. Because there is a possibility the Narrative-Only PRF can be used for later promotion boards (depending on how long the officer is in student status), it is never marked to show a promotion zone or overall recommendation.

Immediately following the MLR, Narrative-Only and Recommendation-Only PRFs are mailed to each officer via the servicing MPF. The original Recommendation-Only PRF and a copy of the Narrative-Only PRF (original Narrative Only PRFs never leave HQ AFPC/DPSIDEB) are filed in the Officer Selection Record for use by the central selection board. The Narrative-Only PRF is retained in HQ AFPC/DPSIDEB for as long as the officer is in student status. The Narrative-Only PRF is not considered a matter of record until it is filed (for each board) in the Officer Selection Record. For AF-level students, the Narrative-Only PRF is the critical link between the board and the losing senior rater.


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