- Meet all regulatory requirements.
- And the gaining promotion authority desires you to remain in the rank of Corporal.
a. The AG may retain or specify which authorities listed in paragraph 7–3 will laterally appoint Soldiers.
b. All lateral appointments may be issued on a DA Form 4187 or order format 304.
c. A SPC will be appointed to CPL when the Soldier is assigned and works in a SGT position. The position must be the
Soldier’s PMOS or CPMOS. This includes SPC who cannot otherwise be promoted when they do not meet the TIS requirement, or were not considered for promotion.
d. Soldiers will normally retain the rank of CPL and perform the duties of an NCO; however, the appointment authority may laterally appoint CPL to SPC without the individual’s consent for:
(1) Demonstrated inefficiency in technical, supervisory, or other requirements of the MOS.(2) Significant loss of qualifications, including medical inability to perform the duties of CPL in that MOS as required in DA Pam 611–21.