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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?

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Your S1 is correct about double tapping, plus the fact that there are two types of military education codes: “Correspondence CRS Total # Hrs” and correspondence/distant learning.

When a resident course code is used, the course name and year completed is listed under Section VI of the ERB. When a correspondence/distant learning course is used, the course name and year will not appear, however the “Correspondence CRS Total # Hrs” will update with the appropriate number of hours. So if your S1 were to use a “resident course code” for a correspondence course, they would be absolutely wrong.

Now I’ll try to explain the double tapping part by way of example.


Soldier completed CLS online and ATRRS transfered the points onto the ERB under “Correspondence CRS Total # Hrs”. Soldier went to S1 and they updated his ERB with CLS using the resident course code. CLS showed up into Section VI and the system automatically awarded more points. Now the Soldier was awarded points twice for the same course.

posted on 06/26/2012 under Q&A
Mac Arthur D. "Mackie" Ocampo is a full-time Active Duty Sergeant First Class and has served in the Army for 13 years to date with 9 years of service as a Human Resources Specialist. Currently, he serves in 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Mackie has served in Korea, Ft. Carson, CO, Schofield Barracks, HI, twice in Afghanistan, and twice in Iraq accumulating over 59 months of overseas service. He believes that the "personnel" aspect of a Soldier's career is a big factor in their morale and readiness and is determined to assist Soldiers in their professional development by providing sound advice and clarification of ongoing policies, regulations, and procedures.

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