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A Master Sergeant, or MSgt, is a Senior Noncommissioned Officer in the enlisted pay grade of E-7. Air Force members must have at least eight total years of military service and at least 24 months time in grade as a Technical Sergeant (E-6), to be eligible for promotion to Master Sergeant. Members must also have a 7 skill level in their primary AFSC (Air Force Specialty Code) to be promoted to Master Sergeant. Master Sergeants are expected to not only be technical experts in their chosen career field, but to also be leaders and supervisors. Master Sergeants must be willing to voluntarily accept extra duties and responsibilities to help their unit and their fellow airmen. Master Sergeants also act as liaisons between officers and junior airmen.