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MILPER Message 12-124 SERVICE OBLIGATION FOR CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS SFC THRU SGM
Issued: [30 Apr 12]...

A.  HQDA MEMORANDUM (SAMR), SUBJECT: ENLISTED PERSONNEL POLICIES IN SUPPORT OF THE ARMY LEADER
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (ALDS), DATED 25 FEBRUARY 2011.

B.  ARMY REGULATION 600-8-19, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS, 30 APRIL 2010, RAR DATED 27 DECEMBER
2011.

1.  THIS MILPER MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE WHEN SUPERSEDED OR RESCINDED.

2.  THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO AR 600-8-19, CHAPTER 4, PARAGRAPH 4-8, SERVICE OBLIGATION FOR CENTRALIZED
PROMOTIONS (SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, MASTER SERGEANT, AND SERGEANT MAJOR) FOR THE ACTIVE ARMY AND
UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (USAR AGR).

3.  SOLDIERS PROMOTED TO SFC, MSG, AND SGM WILL INCUR A 3-YEAR (36 MONTH) SERVICE OBLIGATION. THE SERVICE
OBLIGATION WILL BE FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION, UNLESS SOLDIERS ARE IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
CATEGORIES:

A.  ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT BASED ON RCP FOR THE RECOMMENDED GRADE.
B.  ALREADY ELIGIBLE THROUGH PRIOR SERVICE FOR A HIGHER GRADE AT TIME OF RETIREMENT.
C.  AGE 62 OR OLDER.

4.  SERVICE OBLIGATION WILL BEGIN ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION. SOLDIERS NOT HAVING SUFFICENT TIME
REMAINING MUST REENLIST OR DECLINE PROMOTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 1-24, OF AR 600-8-19. IF THE
PROMOTION IS DELAYED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REASONS, THE SERVICE OBLIGATION WILL BEGIN ON THE ORIGINAL DATE
THE SOLDIER WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN PROMOTED.

5.  SOLDIERS SELECTED FOR PROMOTION WILL BE PROMOTED ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH BEFORE BEING
PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST IF THEIR SEQUENCE NUMBER HAS NOT BEEN REACHED AND THEY ARE IN ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

A.  WILL COMPLETE 32 YEARS OF AFS.
B.  WILL HAVE REACHED AGE 62.
C.  WILL REACH THE PROMOTABLE RCP WHILE ON A PROMOTION LIST.

6.  CDRS WILL ADVISE HRC (AHRC-PDV-PE) OF THESE SOLDIERS IN TIME TO ALLOW FOR PREPARATION OF PROMOTION
ORDERS BEFORE THE SOLDIER RETIRES.

7.  A PROMOTED SOLDIER MAY NOT, AT HIS OR HER OWN REQUEST, BE REDUCED TO TERMINATE THE REQUIRED
SERVICE OBLIGATION.

8.  SOLDIERS HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE PROMOTION MONTH (30 DAYS) TO REENLIST TO MEET THE SERVICE
OBLIGATION. SOLDIERS WHO FAIL TO MEET THE SERVICE OBLIGATION WILL BE ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM THE
PROMOTION STANDING LIST. SOLDIERS ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR REINSTATEMENT.

9.  THE ABOVE INFORMATION MUST BE DISSEMINATED PROMPTLY TO ALL LEVELS OF COMMAND, S-1/MPD/MIL HR OFFICE
PERSONNEL AND ALL ELIGIBLE SOLDIERS.

10.  POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS MESSAGE IS SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS: COMMERCIAL (502) 613-9014, DSN
983-9014 OR USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-SR-ENLISTED-PROMOTIONS@MAIL.MIL
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