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How long should I expect to wait before being recommended for promotion in a new unit?

I am an E-4 in the Army Reserves and I am currently switching units and changing my mos. I will be in an E-5 slot. How easy would it be to get promoted to E-5 after getting transferred?

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That all depends on the unit you are going to and their authorizations for E-5s.  Usually you can expect to wait 30-90 days as something like an evaluation period for the unit to get a feel for you.

Since you are in the Reserve this could go on for  6 months to a year.  However it is basically up to your chain of command.  It is possible that if you meet all other requirements like: MOS qualification, Military Education(WLC, SLC, ALC,), Time in Service and Time in Grade that the unit will recommend you to appear before the promotion board in short order.

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