Top-down briefings cover enlisted evaluations, promotions Published July 17, 2015 By Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- A team from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center visited Robins Tuesday as part of a roadshow being conducted across bases worldwide. The intent of the session was to provide consistent information regarding changes already implemented, as well as those in progress on the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System. Detailed information focused on new enlisted performance report forms, forced distribution and senior rater endorsements - with job performance as the most important factor when evaluating and identifying airmen for promotion. One focus highlighted how commanders will now have a direct impact in promoting their airmen since they have direct knowledge of their top job performers. Commanders are already making a determination of who their top performers are, Col. Arch Bruns, AFPC Personnel Services director, said. "We're just taking it to a different level here on the EES, and we're expanding the opportunities to make those decisions," he added. Chief Master Sgt. Steven Trotter, Installation and 78th Air Base Wing command chief, agreed. "The new Enlisted Evaluation System will be a great benefit to the Air Force leading to a better, more efficient force," he said. "It will take time for our airmen to get used to it because there are a lot of questions before final execution. But at the end of the day, our airmen will get used to the change." The briefing also touched on performance report calculations for various ranks, score requirements on specialty knowledge tests and other weighted factors as part of the WAPS scoring model. For example the system takes into account factors such as decorations, time in service, time in grade and performance reports. What to Know For more information, visit the Air Force Personnel Center website at www.af.mil/AboutUs/EnlistedEvaluationSystem.aspx. Additional updates will be released as they are approved.