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Promotion Points for Driver and Mechanic Badge

I have a Driver and Mechanic Badge with Wheeled Vehicles and Tracked Vehicles component bars. Do I get promotions points for both?.. Read the Answer»

Can I receive promotion points for completing only ALC phase 2?

I completed ALC phase 2 and I have the 1059. The class was added to my ERB by HRC and the 90 points to my 3355 PPW. I have not, however, completed ALC Phase 1 (though I am enrolled for OCT, if that makes any difference).My name was on the list for promotion to SSG this month. Is there an error in the system? I am personally aware of other Soldiers promoted under these circumstances. I did find a line (pg 50) in AR 600-8-19 that says no points will be awarded until all phases are complete, but that same section also talks about multiple ALCs and says ALC is worth 40 points. I'm wondering if there has been a MILPER message about this.I have been strongly advised that the promotion is correct by more than one source, though I can not find anything in writing to back up this claim.I am aware that is not how the system used to work and accept that my 1SG working to remove me from the list may be the right thing. I simply want to know for sure what is the right thing.It's also conceivable to me that I have been promoted in error, but that the promotion should stand, as is the case with my peers this month and untold number in previous months. I'm willing to accept that I be removed from the list if it's the right thing. Looking for a second opinion, is there something my 1SG has missed? Please advise... Read the Answer»

When does my APFT score expire?

How long is an APFT good for?.. Read the Answer»

How can I acquire education promotion points while deployed to Afghanistan?

I am maxed out for computer based training, as shown on my PPW. I'm also in 4/4 currently deployed in Afghanistan. I'm trying to find a way to complete resident training to get my 84 promotion points for that area as well. Do you have any suggestions that might place me in the right path? I also need civilian education but there is no Education Center here, so do you know of any military courses that might be worth civilian education promotion points? Also, is SSD LVL 3 worth promotion points in any category?.. Read the Answer»

Do I lose my promotable status when I am flagged?

I failed a for-record PT test in June and I was flagged. The also took my "P" away at that time. My 4856 says "...this means you are not fully eligible for favorable actions like awards, promotions, and attendance to any schools (WLC). However, this is not permanent and this flag will be lifted if you remain dedicated and determined to improve your overall level of fitness."I have searched through AR350-1, AR600-8-19, and AR600-8-2. Nothing in those regs say that I will have my promotable status revoked for APFT failure.Once i found this flaw I noticed that I would have made cutoff for AUG, but I was flagged. All I had to do was remove the flag and my date of rank would be the day that I had the flag removed.My CoC are saying that they will not enstate promotable status my even though they took it away illeaglly. What should i do?.. Read the Answer»

Will my SFC board look favorably on SSD course completion?

I have completed Level I, III, and IV SSD courses. Will this be a positive factor for the SFC board or will they not even notice that I took the initiative?.. Read the Answer»

Can I keep my promotable status when I change my MOS?

I have been in for 7 years. My MOS is 13T (Survey/Metro). I was promotable to SSG for over 2 years but due to the new point scheme I was removed from the C-10 because I didn't add points for a year. Now, I am able to re-enlist and I want to change my MOS, but my unit has me going back to the promotion board. If I get my promotable status back can I re-class with it?.. Read the Answer»

I was dropped from CLI due to an expired APFT–will I be promoted once that’s fixed?

I was on the CLI for June, but did not get my promotion because my APFT had expired. I got it fixed and my PPW now says I am eligible. Will I still get promoted?.. Read the Answer»

Can correspondence courses be entered into the Military Education block on the ERB?

Is it possible to list Correspondence courses that have ERB codes onto the Military Education block on the ERB. Not just the correspondence hour portion, but the military education block that actually lists the course name? The new SSD has codes also. Do they also go on the military education block even if it shows up on your ATTRS giving you points? If so, is there any documentation stating so? I prove it in regulations and MILPER messages to my S1, but they still wont accept it, saying it's "double tapping." What are the ERB codes used for if you cannot update them?.. Read the Answer»

Must Soldiers complete all phases of NCOES courses to earn points?

AR 600-8-19 promotions states you have to complete all phases of BNCOC (or ALC as its known now) in order to be awarded points. The new promotions rules do not make mention of this or do not state this specifically it just states Soldiers who graduate from the course get x amount of points. Now I'm fighting Soldiers who are telling me they know Soldiers who received points for this. Before I go and start auditing all my SGTs in the unit I want to make sure there nothing out there that states otherwise. All it takes is for the S1 to add your ALC on your ERB and you get the points even if the Soldier has not completed all phases. It seems like the only guardian of said points is a well informed S1... Read the Answer»

Will I retain my promotable status after I reclass to a new MOS?

I have a question regarding the Command List Integration process. I am currently on the CLI in my current unit, when i reclass to 35F in January will i retain the CLI and be on the by name promotion list since 35F is a star mos and points are 39 right now? Will I have to attend a promotion board after the 90 day evaluation at my next unit after reclass? Any help is greatly appreciated... Read the Answer»

Is DA Form 638 a valid source document for updating my ERB?

What documents (besides the DD 214) can be considered supporting documents? I am trying to update my ERB, but my HR NCO is insisting that a DA 638 (for an AAM) with the order #, and all of the signature blocks signed is not considered a supporting document, and that I have to have the actual certificate for the award to be added on my ERB. I know this is not true, but I'm having trouble finding proof that the signed 638 will suffice... Read the Answer»