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PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY AND NCOES

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 05-261 AHRC-EPT-TM PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY AND NCOES

1. REFERENCES:

A. AR 600-8-19, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS, 20 JAN 04

B. AR 140-158, ENLISTED PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION, PROMOTION, AND REDUCTION, 17 DECEMBER 1997

2. THIS MESSAGE RESCINDES MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 05-247, SUBJECT: PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY AND NCOES, DATED 11 OCTOBER 2005.

3. THIS MESSAGE NUMBER WILL EXPIRE NLT OCT 06; HOWEVER, THE PROCEDURES WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED OR RESCINDED.

4. THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO ALL ARMY COMPONENTS.

5. ALL ARMY COMPONENTS WILL ESTABLISH A TEMPORARY PROCESS PROVIDING FOR PROMOTION RECOMMENDATION TO SSG, FOR SOLDIERS DEPLOYED, AND OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR RECOMMENDATION, EXCEPT FOR THE LACK OF THE WARRIOR LEADER COURSE (WLC). THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS TEMPORARY PROCESS PROVIDES THAT NO SOLDIER IS OTHERWISE DISADVANTAGED, DUE TO AN EXTENDED DEPLOYMENT, FOR A PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY. THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS NEED TO TAKE PLACE:

A. WAIVER PROCESS FOR SSG RECOMMENDATION.

(1) ALL REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS MUST BE FULLY JUSTIFIED WITH A CLEAR AND EXPLICIT EXPLANATION. BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE IN THE REQUEST. INCLUDE DATES OF DEPLOYMENT, LIST INTEGRATION, AND ANTICIPATED DATE FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE TO WLC. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION TO BE INCLUDED ARE:

(A) UNIT ENLISTED PROMOTION REPORT FOR WHICH THE AFFECTED SOLDIER IS LISTED.

(B) DEPLOYMENT ORDERS WITH INCLUSIVE DATES

(C) UNIT ORDER OF MERIT LIST FOR WLC DEPICTING THE AFFECTED SOLDIER.

(2) A WAIVER WILL BE CONSIDERED TO GAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR SSG RECOMMENDATION IF A SOLDIER DOES NOT HAVE WLC WHEN:

(A) SOLDIER IS DEPLOYED (FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROCESS, PERIOD OF DEPLOYMENT IS DEFINED AS 90 DAYS PRE-DEPLOYMENT AND 90 DAYS POST-DEPLOYMENT), AND

(B) OTHERWISE FULLY ELIGIBLE FOR RECOMMENDATION TO SSG, BUT HAS NOT COMPLETED THE REQUISITE WLC.

(3) THE WAIVER APPROVAL AUTHORITY IS ESTABLISHED AS THE DIRECTOR FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (DMPM), OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1 (DAPE-MPE-PD). ALL REQUESTS MUST BE PROCESSED FULLY THROUGH THE SOLDIER'S CHAIN OF COMMAND AND AHRC-EPT-TM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING MANAGEMENT BRANCH, HRC, PRIOR TO RECEIPT BY THE DMPM. FURTHER DELEGATION OF THIS AUTHORITY IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

(4) SOLDIERS SUBSEQUENTLY SELECTED AND PROMOTED TO SSG, UNDER THIS PROVISION, MUST COMPLETE WLC WITHIN 270 DAYS OF THEIR REDEPLOYMENT. WAIVER APPROVAL FOR THE 270-DAY PERIOD REMAINS WITH THE DMPM, DCS, G-1. FURTHER DELEGATION OF THIS AUTHORITY IS NOT AUTHORIZED. PROMOTION INSTRUMENTS WILL INCLUDE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND CITE THIS MILPER MESSAGE AS AUTHORITY FOR PROMOTION.

(5) FAILURE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE WLC WITHIN 270 DAYS OF REDEPLOYMENT WILL RESULT IN ADMINISTRATIVE REDUCTION TO SGT, UNLESS THE TIMEFRAME IS EXTENDED BY THE DMPM (DAPE-MPE-PD), DCS, G-1.

(6) SOLDIERS WILL BE INCORPORATED ON THE UNIT ORDER OF MERIT LIST WITH A SUSPENSE DATE TO ATTEND WLC.

B. COMPLIANCE WITH ARMY STANDARDS: REVIEW OF TAPDB INDICATES SOLDIERS ARE PROMOTED TO SSG OR INTEGRATED ONTO THE SSG RECOMMENDED LIST - WITHOUT REFLECTING THE APPROPRIATE MEL/MES CODE FOR WLC. TO ASSURE COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING ARMY STANDARDS, TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:

(1) VALIDATE SSG ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL NON-PLDC/WLC GRADUATES PROMOTED OR INTEGRATED ONTO THE RECOMMENDED LIST WITH THEIR PARENT ORGANIZATION. IF THE SOLDIER IS FOUND TO BE A PLDC/WLC GRADUATE, UPDATE TAPDB AS NECESSARY THROUGH AHRC-EPT-TM. IF DETERMINATION IS MADE THAT A SOLDIER WAS PROMOTED OR BOARDED ERRONEOUSLY, COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS AS OUTLINED IN AR 600-8-19, PARAGRAPH 1-17.

(2) ESTABLISH INTERNAL CONTROLS TO ASSURE OVERWATCH OF THE PROMOTION SYSTEM TO ENSURE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE.

6. THE POINTS OF CONTACT FOR THIS MESSAGE ARE SGM MICHAEL R. WALKER, CHIEF, SPECIALIZED TRAINING MANAGEMENT BRANCH AT DSN 221-0815 OR COMMERCIAL (703) 325-0815 OR E-MAIL MICHAEL.WALKER@HOFFMAN.ARMY.MIL AND SFC CAMDEN WALCOTT, NCOIC STMB AT DSN 221-0941 OR COMMERCIAL (703) 325-0941 OR E-MAIL CAMDEN.WALCOTT@HOFFMAN.AMRY.MIL

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