This regulation prescribes the officer promotion function of the military personnel system. It is linked to AR 600–8 and provides principles of support, standards of service, policies, tasks, rules, and steps governing all work required in the field to support officer promotions. This regulation supports the objectives of the Army’s officer promotion system, which include filling authorized spaces with the best qualified officers. It also provides for career progression based upon recognition of an officer’s potential to serve in positions of increased responsibility. Additionally, it precludes promoting the officer who is not eligible or becomes disqualified, thus providing an equitable system for all officers.