Q&a | AskTOP.net - Leader Development for Army Professionals - Part 2


Here is a list of everything we have published about Promotions

When does my APFT score expire?

How long is an APFT good for?.. 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»

How can I request for a code to be created so a course can be entered on my ERB?

I attended a course that is listed in ATRRS, however my BN S1 says there is no course code for it. Without a course code, it cannot be entered onto my ERB. Is there a way to request that a code be created?.. Read the Answer»

How long can Soldiers keep their Promotable status?

How long does a Soldier keep their promotable status before it expires?.. Read the Answer»

Do I have to reboard because my unit failed to update my APFT record?

I have a question, I have just found out that I lost my promotable status because my unit did not update my APFT records when I took a PT test for ALC. Do I have to be re-boarded or is there a way to fix it? Thanks in advance... Read the Answer»