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Enlisted Promotions and Reductions
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What regulation prescribes the policy and procedures governing enlisted promotions and reductions?
What are the objectives of the Army's Enlisted Promotion System
To attract and retain the highest caliber Soldiers through an equitable promotion system, and to preclude promoting Soldiers who are not productive or not best qualified
To meet these objectives, the Army's enlisted promotion system will support the STEP concept to ensure appropriate training, education, and experience is complete before promotion to NCO ranks. What does this acronym stand for?
The "E" or "Educate" part of the STEP concept is a combination of what two elements?
Structured Self-Development (SSD)
Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES)
What four roles establish the foundation for NCO development and serve as measurements of success throughout an NCO's career?
2. Train and educate
3. Care for soldiers and equipment
4. Maintain and enforce standards
Soldiers who are consistently promoted are the ones that display a progression of competencies and attributed in all of what six general learning outcomes?
1. The Army profession
2. Professional competence
3. Team building
5. Lifelong learning
6. Comprehensive fitness
What is the AMHRR?
Army Military Human Resource Record. The permanent, historical, and official record of a Soldier's military service.
What is iPerms?
Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System. Soldiers access their military records through iPerms
How long are records retained within the AMHRR system?
62 yrs from a Soldier's final separation or retirement date, records are then transferred to the control of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
What are the three levels of promotion within the Army?
1. Unit level (decentralized): SPC/CPL and below
2. Semi-Centralized: SGT/SSG
3. Centralized: SFC and above
During peacetime, who has promotion authority?
SPC/CPL and below: Company, troop, battery commanders.
SGT-SSG: BN and BDE Commanders in the grade of LTC and above
SFC and above: USA HRC
Who has the authority to promote a Soldier up one rank (up to SPC) without regard to time in grade or time in service?
The Chief of Staff of the army or his/her superiors
DA form 268 is referred to as a ____.
What actions can cause soldiers (SPC to MSG) to be in a nonpromotable status?
1. Has not completed the required NCOES course for the higher rank
2. within 12 months of a court-martial conviction
3. Ineligible for reenlistment
4. A written recommendation has been sent to the promotion authority to reclassify a soldier for inefficiency or disciplinary reasons
5. Failure to reenlist or extend current enlistment to meet the service remaining requirement within 30 days of the announced promotion effective date
6. Article 15, UCMJ
7. Denied favorable personnel actions under AR 600-8-2
8. Command referred to ASAP
9. A qualifying conviction for domestic violence under the Lautenberg Amendment
10. A Soldier had failed, due to his/her own fault, to complete necessary training associated with reclassification to a new MOS
How is precedence of rank determined for Soldiers of the same grade?
2. Length of active Federal service in the Army
3. Length of total active Federal service
4. By DOB. Older is more senior
What are the security clearance requirements for promotion to the rank of SPC through SGM?
SPC-SFC: requires the clearance required by the promotion MOS or an interim clearance at the same level
MSG-SGM: Requires an interim secret clearance or higher
what is meant by "de facto" status in regards to a promotion?
Soldiers are occasionally promoted erroneously. A determination of de facto status is necessary in order to allow such soldiers to retain any pay and allowances received while at the higher grade. in other words, if you were otherwise qualified and occupied the higher grade in good faith, you will most likely be granted de facto status. you will not be allowed to keep the rank but you won't have to give back the money.
What happened to a Soldier's eligibility for promotion if they are missing, captured, or detained? (not AWOL, deserter, or dropped for rolls status)
Once declared missing for a period of at least 60 days, Solders PV1 through SGT will be promoted through the rank of SSG upon attaining TIS and TIG eligibility for each rank (without waiver). Once declared missing, Soldiers SSG through 1SG/MSG who meet established TIS and TIG eligibility criteria by a promotion board will be included in the zone of eligibility for that board. NCOES requirements are waived for Soldiers declared missing.
A soldier can submit a memorandum of declination any time after being recommended for promotion. If you have already been promoted, how long do you have to submit such a declination memorandum?
the declination memorandum must be sent through command channels to the promotion work center not later than 30 days after the effective date of promotion.
What must be done for Soldiers (SSG and below) who meet advancement or promotion eligibility, without waiver, but are not recommended for promotion?
The Soldier needs to be counseled which is directed towards thee areas in which the soldier needs to improve in order to qualify to for the next higher rank.
Describe the counseling requirement for Soldiers not recommended for promotion?
1. Take place initially when the Soldier attains eligibility for promotion
2. At least every 3 months thereafter
3. Must include information as to why the Soldier was not recommended and what can be done to correct deficiencies or qualities that reflect a lack of promotion potential
What are the SSD requirements for eligibility for promotion to SGT through SGM?
What are the NCOES requirements for promotion to SGT through SGM?
SGT: Basic Leaders Course (BLC)
SSG: Advanced Leaders Couse (ALC)
SFC: Senior Leaders Couse (SLC)
SGM: Graduate from the Sergeants Major Course (USASMC)
Battlefield promotions to the rank of SGT and SSG are "conditional" for Soldiers that have not completed the required NCOES course. What are the conditions of such a promotion?
Soldiers must complete BLC or ALC within 270 days from redeployment or the Soldier will be reduced to their former rank
What date is used to determine TIS for promotion purposes?
Basic Active Service date (BASD)
What is the official instrument used by commanders to recommend regular Army soldiers for promotion to SPC and below?
The Enlisted Advancement report (AAA-117)
When does automatic promotion to PV2 occur?
6 months TIS
How would a commander stop an automatic promotion?
By annotation "NO" on the AAA-17 and then submitting a DA form 4187 not later than the 20th day of the month preceding the month of automatic promotion
To recognize outstanding soldiers, local commanders may advance soldiers to PV2 with less then 6 months TIS. What is the min TIS requirement and how many can the commander promote in this manner?
4 months minimum TIS; only 20% of assigned and attached PV2 soldiers may have less then 6 months TIS
When can a soldier be promoted to PV2 or PFC without regard to TIS or TIG requirements?
upon completion of BCT, commanders may promote up to 10%, Commanders many do the same thing upon completion of AIT
When does automatic promotion to PFC occur?
12 m TIS; 4 m TIG
Local commanders may advance soldiers to PFC with less than 12 months TIS and less than 4 months TIG, what is the minimum TIS/TIG requirement and how many can the commander promote in this manner?
6 m TIS and 2 m TIG; only 20%
When does automatic advancement to SPC occur?
24 m TIS and 6 m TIG
Local commanders may advance soldiers to SPC (or CPL) with less than 24 months TIS and less than 6 months TIG, what is the minimum TIS/TIG requirement and how many can the commander promote in this manner?
18 m TIS and 3 m TIG. the total number of assigned SPC and CPL with less than 24 months TIS cannot exceed the SPC waiver percentage established by HQDA. The SPC waiver percentage will be published in the monthly cutoff scores and enlisted promotion issues memorandum
Explain what "semi-centralized" means.
"Centralized" promotions occur at the HQDA level. "Decentralized" promotions occur at the unit level. "semi-centralized" simply means that part of the promotion process is centralized and part is decentralized:
Centralized: HQDA determines the needs of the Army by grade and MOS: promotion cutoff scores and the monthly SGT/SSG promotion selection by-name list are determined and announced monthly.
Decentralized: board appearances, promotion point calculations, promotion list maintenance, and the final execution of the promotions
How many zones are there for promotion to SGT and SSG?
Secondary Zone AKA "Below the Zone"
What is meant by the "secondary zone"?
This is a promotion zone that provides incentives to those who strive for excellence and whose accomplishments, demonstrated capability for leadership, and marked potential warrant promotion ahead of their peers. Promotion in the secondary zone requires a TIS and/or TIG waiver
What are the civilian education requirements for promotion to SGT or SSG?
must have a high school diploma or GED or higher
What are the PZ and SZ TIS and TIG requirements to be recommended for promotion to SGT?
PZ: 35 m TIS; 7 m TIG
SZ: 17 m TIS; 5 m TIG
What are the PZ and SZ TIS and TIG requirements in order to be promoted to SGT?
PZ: 36 m TIS; 8 m TIG
SZ: 18 m TIS; 6 m TIG
What are the PZ and SZ TIS and TIG requirements to be recommended for promotion to SSG?
PZ: 71 m TIS; 9 m TIG
SZ: 47 m TIS; 6 m TIG
What are the PZ and SZ TIS and TIG requirements in order to be promoted to SSG?
PZ: 72 m TIS; 10 m TIG
SZ: 48 m TIS; 7 m TIG
Promotion points are automatically calculated based on data contained in what two files?
Soldier's personnel (eMILPO) file and training (ATRRS) files
Corrections to promotion points made after which day of the month will impact scores for the follow-on promotion month?
8th day of the month
When it comes to promotion points, military training consists of potential points from what two areas? what is the maximum total promotion points attainable through military training?
Weapons qual and APFT. 340 pts for SGT and 255 pts for SSG.
What is the maximum number of promotion points possible for weapons qual?
160 pts for SGT and 110 pts for SSG
What is the maximum number of promotion points possible for APFT?
180 pts for SGT and 145 pts for SSG
The most recent qualification score must be used for consideration of promotion points and must not be older than how many months?
What happens to promotion points in this area if a Soldier fails weapons qualification through his or her own fault?
No valid score will exist and zero promotion points will be awarded
For the consideration of promotion points, Qualification result from what weapon should be used?
The soldiers primary assigned weapon
Which APFT score must be used when computing promotion points?
the last record APFT, even of lower than a previous APFT
What is the maximum number of promotion points possible through awards, decorations, and achievements?
Who may award Certificated of achievement and how many promotion points is each worth?
Commanders and Deputy Commanders serving in positions authorized the rank of LTC or higher, or any general officer, or CSMs at the BDE level; 5 pts for each award, not to exceed 20 pts
What is the maximum number of promotion points possible through military education?
So Soldiers receive promotion points for completion of BLC or ALC?
no, although a soldier can receive 20 pts for Commandant's list and 40 pts for Distinguished Honor Graduate
Resident military training courses formally listed in ATRRS are authorized how many points per week?
For non resident military training courses, how many points are authorized per five hours completed
What is the maximum number of promotion points possible through civilian education?
When can a Soldier request a promotion point reevaluation?
at any time if their total promotion points increase be 20 or more points. A Soldier can request a reevaluation with less than 20 pts but it must be 6 months after the last board consideration, reevaluation, or re-computation
When do additional promotion points gained through a reevaluation take effect?
on the 1st day of the 2nd month after the reevaluation month
What is the remaining service requirement for promotion to SGT and SSG
SSG: 12 months
For promotion to SSG, Soldiers have how many days form the announced promotion effective date to reenlist in order to meet the remaining service requirement or they will be removed from the recommended promotion list
What is the minimum civilian education requirement for promotion to SFC and above?
High School diploma or equivalent
When convened, Centralized selection boards must be composed of at least how many members?
Can Soldiers eligible for consideration write to the president of the promotion board to provide documents and information drawing attention to any matter concerning themselves that they feel is important to their consideration?
yes, but this documentation should be limited to information that is not provided in the Soldier's records bit may have an impact on the board's deliberations
What is the service remaining obligation for promotion to SFC and above?
What is STAB?
Standby Advisory Board: a special board that considers Soldiers for promotion, appointments, promotion reconsideration, and removal from a standing promotion list, as well as suitability screening. Such a board is typically used to determine eligibility for promotion when a Soldier was previously passed over for promotion due to circumstances beyond their control
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