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I just checked my ERB and my promotion points are gone! Why?

I am currently promotable with 710 promotion points. When I checked my ERB this morning, the points were blank. Did I lose my promotable status somehow? Is there a glitch in the system? Or is HRC doing something that we don't know of?

A Soldier who discovers they no longer have points on their ERB must understand that they have been removed from the Promotion Standing List (PSL). There are a couple of reasons this may have happened. Two of the common problems are:

  1. Outdated APFT: Soldiers must maintain a valid APFT. A valid APFT score is one that is dated within the last 12 months. The system will automatically remove a Soldier from the PSL once the 12 months has elapsed. In order to maintain their promotable status, Soldiers should be aware of their APFT’s expiration and update their records accordingly with their unit S1 or MPD. The Soldier may be reintegrated back onto the PSL only if there was a delay updating the Soldier’s records and if the Soldier actually has a valid APFT. The key is that there cannot be any gaps between APFT dates.
  2. Soldier has an active flag: If a Soldier is flagged for any reason, the system automatically removes them from the PSL. Despite losing their promotable status, a Soldier may be reintegrated without interference to their promotion. Soldiers may be eligible for a retroactive promotion under the Administrative Records Correction (ARC) process if he/she would have made the DA Promotion Cutoff Score but was in a suspension of favorable personnel action status and he/she was exonerated, the case was closed favorably, or a flag for adverse action was removed, provided the Soldier was otherwise qualified.

If you check those two points and do not find the problem, see your unit S1 or MPD for further investigation. It is your career, take charge of it!

posted on 04/25/2011 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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