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Is it true that if I am promotable I must attend the proper leadership school before I can be promoted? Does this sound right?

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This sounds correct.  You can apply for exception to policy not sure how successful that would be.

But AR 350-1 allows you to receive credit for a course without attending it if you meet the criteria outlined in AR 350-1. I have seen several leaders during my career successful apply and receive credit for a leadership course. See paragraph 3-20 of the regulation for information on constructive and operational course credit.

Hope this helps to some degree.


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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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