Promotions

Use this site to build your promotion packet and understand the steps to getting promoted. 

PV1 through SPC

These promotions are automatic unless the Commander denies the promotion and provides a valid reason or you are flagged for adverse actions.

PV1 to PV2

Time in Service (months)
6
Time in Grade (months)
6

PV2 to PFC

Time in Service (months)
12
Time in Grade (months)
4

PFC to SPC

Time in Service (months)
24
Time in Grade (months)
6

SPC to SGT

To promote from SPC to SGT you must first meet the time criteria below. The secondary zone is a chance to promote early if you exhibit exceptional skills and leadership and requires the approval of the commander. The primary zone is when you should be ready for promotion with your peers. The normal process when you hit your time criteria is to submit a “board packet”. That gets approved by the unit and sent to the next board that convenes. The board will review your packet and then decide to add you to the PPRL (Promotion Recommend List) or not. All soldiers recommended will be ordered on the PPRL by point total and MOS. You get points by going to schools over 40 hours, scoring higher on your APFT, scoring higher on you weapons qual, having civilian education, and achieving academic honors at military schools. However, getting on the PPRL and having a lot of points does not guarantee a promotion if you don’t have other criteria met. See below.

Time in Service to make Secondary Zone PPRL
17
Time in Grade to Make Secondary Zone PPRL
5
Time in Service to make Primary Zone PPRL
35
Time in Grade to Make Primary Zone PPRL
11
Time in Service for CLI (months)*
47
Time in Grade for CLI (months)*
23

*The CLI is the Command List Integration process. If you have 47 months in service and 23 months in grade you will be automatically added to the PPRL if you meet the “Additional Criteria” below. However, you will be added with the minimum point total 39. The commander can block your addition if you have flags or for other reasons they must justify.

Additional Criteria To Make PPRL

  • SSD1 or DLC1 completed
  • Fully qualified in your MOS
  • High School Diploma, GED, Associates Degree, or higher degree
  • Current passing APFT
  • Not in the Army Body Composition Program (height/weight failure)
  • No negative flags or disciplinary actions

Criteria To Pin Rank

  • BLC completed
  • Be on the PPRL
  • Fully qualified in your MOS
  • High School Diploma, GED, Associates Degree, or higher degree
  • Current passing APFT
  • No negative flags or disciplinary actions

SGT to SSG

To promote from SGT to SSG  you must first meet the time criteria below. The secondary zone is a chance to promote early if you exhibit exceptional skills and leadership and requires the approval of the commander. The primary zone is when you should be ready for promotion with your peers. The normal process when you hit your time criteria is to submit a “board packet”. That gets approved by the unit and sent to the next board that convenes. The board will review your packet and then decide to add you to the PPRL (Promotion Recommend List) or not. All soldiers recommended will be ordered on the PPRL by point total and MOS. You get points by going to schools over 40 hours, scoring higher on your APFT, scoring higher on you weapons qual, having civilian education, and achieving academic honors at military schools. However, getting on the PPRL and having a lot of points does not guarantee a promotion if you don’t have other criteria met. See below.

Time in Service to make Secondary Zone PPRL
47
Time in Grade to Make Secondary Zone PPRL
6
Time in Service to make Primary Zone PPRL
71
Time in Grade to Make Primary Zone PPRL
17
Time in Service for CLI (months)*
83
Time in Grade for CLI (months)*
23

*The CLI is the Command List Integration process. If you have 47 months in service and 23 months in grade you will be automatically added to the PPRL if you meet the “Additional Criteria” below. However, you will be added with the minimum point total 39. The commander can block your addition if you have flags or for other reasons they must justify.

Additional Criteria To Make PPRL

  • SSD2 or DLC2 completed
  • Fully qualified in your MOS
  • High School Diploma, GED, Associates Degree, or higher degree
  • Current passing APFT
  • Not in the Army Body Composition Program (height/weight failure)
  • No negative flags or disciplinary actions

Criteria To Pin Rank

  • ALC completed
  • Be on the PPRL
  • Fully qualified in your MOS
  • High School Diploma, GED, Associates Degree, or higher degree
  • Current passing APFT
  • No negative flags or disciplinary actions

SSG to SFC

To promote from SSG to SFC some additional requirements are needed beyond what you did for SGT and SSG promotions.

Time in Service to make PPRL
72
Time in Grade to Make PPRL
36

Additional Criteria To Make PPRL

  • All requirements needed for SGT and SSG
  • A complete record of NCOERs
  • Current Enlisted Record Brief
  • Memorandum from a Security Manager verifying your clearance
  • DA Photo
  • Statement signed that you verified your promotion file

Criteria To Pin Rank

  • SLC completed
  • All the criteria to pin SGT and SSG
  •  A sequence number on the PPRL, which is ordered by board dates
  • No negative flags or disciplinary action
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