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Professional Development Guide books to be distributed late December

Posted 9/1/2011   Updated 9/1/2011 Email story   Print story


by AETC Public Affairs

9/1/2011 - RANDOLPH AFB, Texas -- The Air Force has begun its 42nd year of enlisted promotion test development and production.

"Today's Air Force continues to write fair, valid, credible and relevant promotion tests," said Dwayne Hafer, the Air Force's test development expert. "This year 100,030 Airmen tested for promotion. We anticipate similar numbers for the upcoming 2012 testing cycle which begins this December."

According to Hafer, AFPAM 36-2241, Professional Development Guide (dated Oct. 1, 2011), is now available online at Air Force e-Publishing, Shipment of paper copies is scheduled to begin in late December 2011. Master Sergeants testing this December are the first Airmen to use the 2011 PDG to prepare for promotion testing. Senior master sergeants testing this September will use the 2009 version.

To assist Airmen with studying for promotion testing, e-Reader files, Mp3 audio files, and interactive exercises for each of the 18 testable PDG chapters are available at The e-Reader and Mp3 audio files are available for download for use on personal electronic devices. There are also interactive exercises available for download. New exercises will be posted every month on the Web site to ensure comprehensive coverage of PDG information.

Documents and frequently asked questions can be viewed at:

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