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Will I lose points under the new Semi-Centralized Promotions System?

It appears that I may lose a lot of my current points because many courses, awards, etc., will no longer be eligible under the new Semi-Centralized Promotions System. Is this a true statement?

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The Army fully expects that most Soldiers’ promotion score will drop dramatically as a result of the new system. However, the cut-off scores will also drop to a proportionate level. The total number of promoted Soldiers will not change.

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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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  • myzery19


    the new system dropped me 321 points, Corspondance hours from atrrs and not all my awards from my erb made it over. My points dropped below the 350 mark, low enough to take away my promotable status. My unit S1 doesn’t know what to tell me other then I will have to goto the board again. My courses that are on there btw are full courses and not sub-courses

    • Mackie


      First of all, as long as you have a valid APFT (no older than 1 year), completed WLC or received a WLC waiver (if competing for SSG), and have a high school or equivalency diploma, you will not lose your promotable status. The lowest promotion point score for Soldiers who attended promotion boards for promotion to SGT is 40, to SSG is 15 which are the lowest amount of points each will get for passing the APFT.

      Based on what you have stated, it does not seem to me that you will lose your promotable status. But then again, I have not seen your entire record. I recommend you read the New Semi-Centralized Promotion Briefing which can be found at this link. If your unit S1 has any questions, they are free to contact me. https://asktop.net/articles/new-semi-centralized-promotions-system/

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