Enlisted Promotions and Reductions - Army Rank-Up - Study App for Army Promotion Board

What Army Regulation (AR) covers Enlisted Promotions and Reductions?
AR 600-8-19
What is the Select-Train-Educate-Promote concept?
It ensures appropriate training, education, and experience is complete before promotion to NCO ranks in order to best prepare them to fight and win in a complex world as adaptive and agile leaders and trusted professionals.
What conditions must exist for soldiers to be non-promotable to a higher rank?
  1. Incomplete required NCOPDS course for the higher rank
  2. Court-martial conviction within 12 mos
  3. Ineligible to reenlist
  4. Written recommendation for inefficiency or disciplinary reasons.
  5. Punished under UCMJ, Article 15
  6. Command-referred and enrolled in ASAP
  7. Convicted for domestic violence
What is initiated on Soldiers not in good standing as prescribed in AR 600–8–22 (Military Awards)?
A flag
Is a Soldier who is flagged while on selection list eligible for promotion selection and pin-on?
No
When do soldiers become eligible for promotion when they've been flagged?
  1. Flag is lifted with the case closed favorably
  2. Final report is closed with “Disciplinary action taken,” or “Other”
What determination may allow a Soldier who's been erroneously promoted, keep any pay and allowances received at the higher grade?
De facto status
When are promotion ceremonies should be held?
On the effective date of promotion or as soon as practicable.
Which certificate is not the official instrument for promotion?
Promotion certificate
When is a promotion effective?
A promotion is effective as of the date on the promotion instrument.
When can a Soldier may submit a memorandum of declination?
At any time after being recommended for promotion.
When and how often will counseling take place for a Soldier regarding their promotion eligibility?
When the Soldier attains eligibility and at least every 3 months thereafter.
What is an eligibility requirement for recommendation to SGT?
Completion of SSD/DLC 1
What is a promotion requirement to SGT?
Graduation of Basic Leader Course (BLC)
What is an eligibility requirement for recommendation to SSG?
Completion of SSD/DLC 2
What is a promotion requirement to SSG?
Graduation of Advanced Leaders Course (ALC)
What is an eligibility requirement for promotion consideration to SFC?
Completion of SSD/DLC 3
What is a promotion requirement to SFC?
Gaduation of Senior Leaders Course (SLC)
What is an eligibility requirement for promotion consideration to MSG/1SG?
Completion of SSD/DLC 4
What is a promotion requirement to MSG/1SG?
Completion of Master Leaders Course (MLC)
What is a promotion requirement to SGM?
Graduation of the US Army Sergeant Major Course (USASMC)
What promotion to the next higher grade is terminated on a specified date unless an established requirement is met?
Temporary promotion
What status Soldiers must be on the effective date of promotion?
Promotable status
What are the eligibility criteria for automatic or immediate promotion to PV2, PFC, and SPC?
  1. PV2 is 6 months TIS.
  2. PFC is 12 months TIS and 4 months TIG.
  3. SPC is 24 months TIS and 6 months TIG.
(TIS: Time in service / TIG: Time in grade)
What zone creates an accelerated promotion opportunity for Soldiers who excel and clearly are ahead of their peers?
Secondary zone
What zone establishes a point in time when Soldiers should be ready to assume positions of increased responsibility?
Primary zone
What is the promotion board composed of?
  1. A minimum of three voting members
  2. A board recorder, without vote
  3. Board president (maybe a voting member, CSM or SGM)
What ranks are not authorized to preside as the board president?
1SG/MSGs (or lower ranks)

Terms List

1: What Army Regulation (AR) covers Enlisted Promotions and Reductions?
2: What is the Select-Train-Educate-Promote concept?
3: What conditions must exist for soldiers to be non-promotable to a higher rank?
4: What is initiated on Soldiers not in good standing as prescribed in AR 600–8–22 (Military Awards)?
5: Is a Soldier who is flagged while on selection list eligible for promotion selection and pin-on?
6: When do soldiers become eligible for promotion when they've been flagged?
7: What determination may allow a Soldier who's been erroneously promoted, keep any pay and allowances received at the higher grade?
8: When are promotion ceremonies should be held?
9: Which certificate is not the official instrument for promotion?
10: When is a promotion effective?
11: When can a Soldier may submit a memorandum of declination?
12: When and how often will counseling take place for a Soldier regarding their promotion eligibility?
13: What is an eligibility requirement for recommendation to SGT?
14: What is a promotion requirement to SGT?
15: What is an eligibility requirement for recommendation to SSG?
16: What is a promotion requirement to SSG?
17: What is an eligibility requirement for promotion consideration to SFC?
18: What is a promotion requirement to SFC?
19: What is an eligibility requirement for promotion consideration to MSG/1SG?
20: What is a promotion requirement to MSG/1SG?
21: What is a promotion requirement to SGM?
22: What promotion to the next higher grade is terminated on a specified date unless an established requirement is met?
23: What status Soldiers must be on the effective date of promotion?
24: What are the eligibility criteria for automatic or immediate promotion to PV2, PFC, and SPC?
25: What zone creates an accelerated promotion opportunity for Soldiers who excel and clearly are ahead of their peers?
26: What zone establishes a point in time when Soldiers should be ready to assume positions of increased responsibility?
27: What is the promotion board composed of?
28: What ranks are not authorized to preside as the board president?