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Got an Article 15 in Basic, will it prevent my automatic promotion to PV2?

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Typically your promotion will happen automatically based on your new date of rank.  For example. If you were reduced in grade on 01-01-21 that would be your new date of rank.  You would typically be eligible for automatic promotion six months from that date or 07-01-21. 

However the commander can stop automatic promotions based on your performance, usually this does not happen, especially if you meet the time in grade and time in service requirements without waiver for the next rank. See Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-19

Generally your Article 15 from basic training will not follow you…it will be destroyed once you leave training.  However the commander can potentially direct the filing to your records but that is rare, if ever.  See Army Regulation (AR) 27-10

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