What regulation prescribes the policy and procedures governing enlisted promotions and reductions?
600-8-19, Enlisted Promotions and Reductions
What should you look for when recommending an individual for promotion?
performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.
What is meant by "inefficiency"?
demonstration of characteristics that shows that a person cannot perform duties
and responsibilities of the grade and MOS.
What must be done for soldiers (SGT and below) who meet advancement or promotion eligibility, without waiver, but are not recommended for promotion?
soldier should be counseled. This counseling should be directed towards those
areas in which the soldier needs to improve in order to qualify for the next
What is the purpose of the secondary zone?
zone (SZ) provides incentives to those who strive for excellence and whose
accomplishments demonstrated capacity for leadership, and marked potential
warrant promotion ahead of their peers.
Name five reasons that a soldier may be administratively reduced.
for discharge from service Under Other Than Honorable conditions
to complete training (I.e., OCS, Flight School)
What are the three different ways that a soldier may be reduced for misconduct?
by a civil court
What are the normal TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to PFC?
What are the normal TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SPC?
What are the objectives of the Army promotion system?
requirements with the best-qualified soldiers
an equitable and just system that will objectively consider all qualified
the best qualified soldier and thereby attract and retain the highest
caliber solder for a career in the Army
What is the maximum number of waivers that may be requested when recommending a soldier for promotion?
Who has the authority to administratively reduce soldiers in the grades E-2 through E-9?
and below: Company Commander or higher
- E6: Battalion Commander (O-5 or higher)
- E9: Brigade Commander (O-6 or higher)
What are the three levels of promotion?
Promotion to SGT/SSG represents what level of promotion?
An administrative reevaluation may be requested at any time for soldiers who believe they have increased their latest promotion score by __ or more points.
How many "zones" are there for promotion to SGT and SSG?
In the event that you have 20 or more points to add, when are you eligible for promotion using the new points?
first day of the third month following the date your request for reevaluation was
received at the PSC.
What are the TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SGT?
in service: 36 months (PZ); 18 months (SZ)
in grade: 8 months (PZ); 4 months (SZ)
What are the TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SSG?
in service: 84 months (PZ); 48 months (SZ)
in grade: 10 months (PZ); 5 months (SZ)
Who has the authority to promote soldiers in the grades E2 through E9?
and below: Unit Commander
- E6: Battalion Commander (O-5 or higher)
- E9: The commanders of an Army Command (ARCOM)/General Officer Command
(GOCOM)/Reserve Support Command (RSC), and a Commanding General of a
command outside the OCONUS.
What is a "total" reevaluation?
reevaluation includes the entire process - from the commander's recommendation
to the promotion board and administrative points.
What is the time requirement for board appearance for both the SGT and SSG board as of the first day of the board month?
(AR 600-8-19, Table 3-3)
Board "Primary Zone" - 34 months TIS and 6 months TIMIG.
Board "Secondary Zone" - 16 months TIS and 4 months TIMIG.
Board "Primary Zone" - 82 months TIS and 8 months TIMIG.
Board "Secondary Zone" - 46 months TIS and 5 months TIMIG.
When may a soldier request a total reevaluation?
after the latest board appearance, reevaluation or re-computation
When is a soldier promoted to PV2?
complete 6 months of active Federal Service, unless the commander stops it.
What are the two types of promotion point reevaluations?
What is the composition of a promotion board?
must be at least three voting members and a recorder without a vote.
What are the three types of promotion point worksheets?
- Re-computation .
What is the NCOES requirement for promotion to SGM? SFC? SSG? SGT?
Must be a graduate of ANCOC
Must be a graduate of BNCOC
Must be a graduate of PLDC
Must be a graduate of None
Who sits on a promotion board?
may be comprised of all officers, all non-commissioned officers or mixed. In all
cases, members must be senior in grade to those being considered for promotion.
What is DA Form 3355?
3355 is the promotion point worksheet, which must be completed when appearing
before promotion boards, re-computation or reevaluating promotion points.
Soldiers are required to have their promotion points recomputed at least how often?
Who is the president of the promotion board?
senior member of the board.
When should soldiers be recommended for promotion?
after they develop the skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties and
responsibilities of the next higher grade.
What is the maximum number of points possible on the Promotion Point Worksheet (DA Form 3355)?