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Key Points

  • Know when your A1C is up for BTZ
  • WRITE!!! The more you do it, the better you get.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for HELP.
  • The only person looking out for your "Airman" is YOU!
  • Use resources like Merriam-Webster
  • Use a spell checker (F7 in Office) 
  • If you haven't already, take a writing class
  • Take a creative writing class; it forces effective, vivid writing

 

We are always looking for example Senior Airmen Below-The-Zone (BTZ) and STEP packages.  The examples below (although few) will help to enlighten new supervisors on BTZ.

 

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Below the Zone

Below-The-Zone (BTZ) Board Findings/Considerations  
BTZ Nomination Letter Example Basic build of the BTZ package.  This will get you in the ball pack, but local guidelines will fill in the blanks.
   
Sample BTZ Nomination Letter (OLD) (These are Unit Specific) This is also slightly out-dated
Sample BTZ Scoring Sheet (These are Unit Specific) this example is from the 48 IS
BTZ Scoring Sheet a new scoring sheet based off of 2008 guidance.  (These are unit specific)
Supplemental Below-the-Zone (BTZ) Consideration Example letter to use for a member who missed a BTZ board for a faulty DOR.

EXAMPLE Packages

BTZ Example 1 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) that did not win, but there are notes - 3C0X1
BTZ Example 2 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example.
BTZ Example 3 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) 2005; Additional Justification
BTZ Example 4 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example
BTZ Example 5 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 2E633 / Voice Network Systems Apprentice 2006 (thanx RAT)
BTZ Example 6 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 2A632/ Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Apprentice - 2006 (thanx BED)
BTZ Example 7 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 4N051/Aerospace Medical Journeyman - 2005 (thanx BED)
BTZ Example 8 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example  - 4N051/Aerospace Medical Journeyman - 2006 (thanx BED)
BTZ Example 9 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 2A632/ Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Apprentice - 2006 (thanx BED)
BTZ Example 10 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) example - 2S0X1/ War Readiness Apprentice 2007 (thanx RHV)
BTZ Example 11 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 5R051/ Chaplain Assistant  2007 (thanx JLW)
BTZ Example 12 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 2A531B/Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice 2008 (thanx KE)
BTZ Example 13 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 4Y031/ Dental Assistant Apprentice 2008 (thanx NAS)
BTZ Example 14 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 6F031/Customer Service Apprentice 2008 (thanx JTD)
BTZ Example 15 SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 2E131 / Satellite/Wideband Comm Apprentice  2008 (thanx JAB)
BTZ Example 16Yellow NewFIXED! SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 2E231/Network Infrastructure Technician 2009 (thanx RAT)
BTZ Example 17Yellow New SrA Below the Zone (BTZ) winning example - 3A031/ Knowledge Operations Manager  2009 (thanx WRM)

Airman BTZ Promotion Calculator Quickly find out the Below the Zone (BTZ) dates of either 4 year or 6 year enlistees

Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP)

Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP) Promotion GuidanceYellow New ACC Guidance for STEP packages.  Remember each command and wing has its own spin on it.
STEP Nomination Letter ExampleYellow New Basic build of a STEP package.  This will get you in the ball pack, but local guidelines will fill in the blanks.
STEP Worksheet (.doc file)Yellow New Basic work sheet that is dependant on Command/Wing
Smart Information CardYellow New Basic Info Card for members.  Linked to AFMentor.com

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Word Choice Help

Action Verbs Small list of action verbs from the Tongue and Quill (PPT)
EPR Assessment Displays Strong and Weak Bullet Choices (PPT)
Superior Personal Performance Collection of bullet phrases and high impact words

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