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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?

Greetings from Afghanistan!

First off, not adding points for a year is not a basis to be removed from the Promotion Standling List (PSL). It is more likely that you did not have an updated APFT dated within 1 year.

The first thing you should find out from your retention NCO if you can be in a promotable status going in to the MOS that you are applying for. If you can and you get accepted, you will keep your promotable status even though you were boarded in a different MOS.

posted on 07/24/2012 under Q&A
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Mac Arthur D. "Mackie" Ocampo is a full-time Active Duty Sergeant First Class and has served in the Army for 10 years to date with 9 years of service as a Human Resources Specialist. Currently, he serves in the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Mackie has served in Korea, Ft. Carson, CO, 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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