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MILPER MESSAGE 12-190

MANAGING SEMI-CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS

…Issued: [22 Jun 12]…

A. ARMY REGULATION 600-8-19, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS, 30 APR 10, RAR DATED 27 DEC 11.

B. HQDA MEMORANDUM (DAPE-MPE-PD) REVISED PROMOTION POINT COMPUTATIONS – SEMI CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS, 17 MAY 10.

1. THIS MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED, RESCINDED OR INCORPORATED INTO A FUTURE ITERATION OF AR 600-8-19.

2. REF B ANNOUNCES A CHANGE TO SEMI-CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS EFFECTIVE 1 JUN 11. THIS MESSAGE IS TO FURTHER CLARIFY ADJUSTMENTS TO AR 600-8-19, CHAPTER THREE, MANAGING SEMI CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS (SERGEANT AND STAFF SERGEANT) FOR ACTIVE ARMY AND UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) SOLDIERS. UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, THE BELOW INFORMATION APPLY TO SOLDIERS OF BOTH COMPONENTS.

3. CONCEPT: A. UNIT COMMANDERS (CDRS) ARE REQUIRED TO CONSIDER ELIGIBLE SOLDIERS (SPECIALIST (SPC), CORPORAL (CPL), AND SERGEANT (SGT)) FOR PROMOTION RECOMMENDATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN TABLES 3-1 AND 3-2 LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING LINK, HTTPS://WWW.HRC.ARMY.MIL/SITE/PROTECT/ASSETS/PDF/SEMI-CENTRALIZED_PROMOTION_ ELIGIBILITY_CRITERIA_TABLES.PDF ON A MONTHLY (AC AND USAR ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR)) OR QUARTERLY (USAR TROOP PROGRAM UNIT (TPU)/ARMY RESERVE ELEMENT (ARE)/MULTI-COMPONENT UNITS) BASIS.

B. THE PROMOTION BOARD MISSION IS TO VALIDATE EACH RECOMMENDATION WITH A YES/NO VOTE TO THE PROMOTION AUTHORITY WHETHER A SOLDIER SHOULD BE INTEGRATED ONTO THE PROMOTION RECOMMENDED LIST.

(1) FOR AC AND USAR AGR: SOLDIERS MAKE A PHYSICAL APPEARANCE BEFORE A PROMOTION BOARD.

(2) FOR USAR (TPUS/ARES/MULTI-COMPONENT): SOLDIERS WILL NOT MAKE A PHYSICAL APPEARANCE TO THE PROMOTION BOARD.

C. THE FINAL DECISION TO INTEGRATE A SOLDIER ONTO THE PROMOTION RECOMMENDED LIST RESTS WITH THE PROMOTION AUTHORITY.

D. ONCE INTEGRATED ONTO A PROMOTION RECOMMENDED LIST, SOLDIERS COMPETE FOR PROMOTION BASED ON THE ACCUMULATION OF PROMOTION POINTS.

5. FIRST LINE LEADERS MUST COUNSEL (IN WRITING) FULLY QUALIFIED SOLDIERS UPON ATTAINMENT OF PRIMARY ZONE ELIGIBILITY WHO ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION BY THE UNIT CDR. COUNSELING MUST IDENTIFY THE BASIS FOR NON- RECOMMENDATION COMPLETE WITH AN ACTION PLAN DESIGNED TO OVERCOME DEFICIENCIES. COUNSELING IS MANDATORY UPON INITIAL NON RECOMMENDATION ONCE THE SOLIDER IS FULLY ELIGIBLE (WITHOUT WAIVER) AND A MINIMUM OF QUARTERLY, THEREAFTER, UNTIL THE SOLDIER IS RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION OR IS NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR RECOMMENDATION.

6. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT PERSONNEL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (PIM) IAW AR 600-8-104 (BOTH PERSONNEL AND TRAINING DATA ACCURACY AND TIMELINESS) IS ACHIEVED TO ENSURE PROMOTION POINTS ARE ACCURATE AND REFLECTIVE OF A SOLDIER’S ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS. EACH SOLDIER BEARS A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEIR RECORDS ARE ACCURATE AND REFLECT ALL INFORMATION NECESSARY TO COMPUTE ACCURATE PROMOTION SCORES.

THE S-1, UNIT HR SPECIALIST AND THE MILITARY PERSONNEL DIVISION (MPD) WILL ASSIST SOLDIERS IN THIS MATTER. SOLDIERS WILL COMPETE FOR PROMOTION: FOR AC ONLY: BASED ON AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED PROMOTION SCORES GENERATED FROM BOTH PERSONNEL AND TRAINING DATA IN ELECTRONIC MILITARY PERSONNEL OFFICE SYSTEM (EMILPO) AND ARMY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCES SYSTEM (ATRRS).

INCORRECT PROMOTION SCORES PREDICATED ON MISSING OR INACCURATE PERSONNEL/TRAINING INFORMATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A BASIS FOR PROMOTION SCORE ADJUSTMENTS TO AFFECT PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PROMOTIONS. CORRECTIONS TO EITHER THE PERSONNEL OR TRAINING RECORDS AFFECT PROMOTION SCORES MOVING FORWARD NOT RETROACTIVELY. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROVISION.

7. SOLDIERS AND LEADERS ALIKE SHOULD SET PRECISE GOALS WITH A SELF-IMPROVEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM TO INCREASE A SOLDIER’S POTENTIAL FOR PROMOTION.

8. IF THE PROMOTION AUTHORITY IS A GENERAL OFFICER HE OR SHE MAY DELEGATE, IN WRITING, HIS OR HER PROMOTION AUTHORITY TO THE DEPUTY CDR OR THE SENIOR PERSONNEL MANAGER. THE PERSON TO WHOM PROMOTION AUTHORITY IS DELEGATED MUST BE A FIELD GRADE OFFICER, FILLING A LTC OR HIGHER CODED POSITION.

9. POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS MESSAGE IS JUNIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS: COMMERCIAL (502) 613 9013, DSN 983-9013 OR USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-JR-ENLISTED-PROMOTIONS@MAIL.MIL..

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