Most of us base what we are capable of off of the things we have done in our past. The jobs we get in the Air Force require the last 5 EPRs and the positions are chosen based on our “work history”. Although, I think our histories offer great insight into how we will react and respond to situations in the future; they are not how we should be defined. Rather, we need to determine potential based on character and what others have learned from their successes and failures. I was always taught the military promotes based on potential and prior job performance.