Posted by: John Stanish | 17 March 2011

Line Numbers and Past Promotion Details No Longer Available to General Public

Yesterday, I tried to see if the Air Force has updated the line numbers for the month of April at  < https://gum.afpc.randolph.af.mil/cgi-bin/askafpc.cfg/php/enduser/ps_std_adp.php?p_faqid=13017&p_sid=kN8Pjznk&p_lva=&pid=3350&cid1=3355&cid2=3365 >.  I met with obstacles no matter which Web browser I used. In Google Chrome, I now see an “Invalid Certificate” page that won’t let me see the page. In Mozilla Firefox, get “File not Found” after ignoring the security exception pages. When I just asked for the home page of the “GUM” part of AFPC’s site, I get redirected to disa.mil and it says I must use a CAC card to access. What the heck? When did promotion statistics become TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) classified information?  Will national security become gravely damaged because the general public knows what the WAPS cutoff scores were or which airmen were selected for promotion two years ago?  I don’t think so!!! Does Department of Defense expect people to submit FOIA requests every time that the promotion line numbers are released? I hope not.

Let me know what you think.

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