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Can I receive promotion points for completing only ALC phase 2?

I completed ALC phase 2 and I have the 1059. The class was added to my ERB by HRC and the 90 points to my 3355 PPW. I have not, however, completed ALC Phase 1 (though I am enrolled for OCT, if that makes any difference). My name was on the list for promotion to SSG this month. Is there an error in the system? I am personally aware of other Soldiers promoted under these circumstances. I did find a line (pg 50) in AR 600-8-19 that says no points will be awarded until all phases are complete, but that same section also talks about multiple ALCs and says ALC is worth 40 points. I'm wondering if there has been a MILPER message about this. I have been strongly advised that the promotion is correct by more than one source, though I can not find anything in writing to back up this claim. I am aware that is not how the system used to work and accept that my 1SG working to remove me from the list may be the right thing. I simply want to know for sure what is the right thing. It's also conceivable to me that I have been promoted in error, but that the promotion should stand, as is the case with my peers this month and untold number in previous months. I'm willing to accept that I be removed from the list if it's the right thing. Looking for a second opinion, is there something my 1SG has missed? Please advise.

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Greetings from Afghanistan!

First things first, HRC does not add ALC to ERBs automatically; it had to be someone in your S1 that did it. NCOES branch will update your MEL/MES, but will not actually add the school competion under Section VI.

The regulation is updated in regards to this and your 1SG is correct. Because you have not completed both phases of ALC, you are not qualified to receive promotion point credit. Therefore, your selection is considered erroneous.

You and your chain-of-command are doing the right thing. Though many may be getting away with erroneous promotions, I applaud you and your chain-of-command for your integrity and for keeping with the values of our NCO Corps and our Army.

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MacArthur D. "Mackie" Ocampo is an Active Duty First Sergeant and has served in the Army for 15 years to date with 9 years of service as a Human Resources Specialist. Currently, he serves as the First Sergeant for Hammer Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Mackie has served in Korea, Ft. Carson, CO, Schofield Barracks, HI, 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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