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Do DoN or Marine Corps awards qualify for Army promotion points?

I earned numerous awards and decorations during my prior service with the Marine Corps. Will those points qualify for Army promotion points?

The Board Master - Army Promotion Board Study Guide

Yes, awards and decorations earned in other US Uniformed Services are worth the same number of points as corresponding/equivalent Army awards.

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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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  • Nicole Broming


    Can soldiers with prior service in other branches wear their awards on the ASU?

    • Eck


      Certain awards from other branches can be worn on the ASU. Refer to AR 670-1 for guidance.


  • Mac Arthur D. "Mackie" Ocampo


    It would be hard to identify which courses, if any, would count towards promotion points without seeing your certificates. Boot camp though specifically does not count as it is considered Initial Entry Training. If you’ve taken a WLC equivalent course, you can request for equivalency and receive points for it. I recommend you bring your training certificates to your S1 so they can assist you in finding out if you can receive points for any of the USMC courses you have taken.

  • robert


    im an e-5 (p) ,was prior service marines, are there, or is there any points i can use from my training in usmc to apply for promotion in the army. IE boot camp ect. ? thank you

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