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US Army: study%20guide

US Army: study%20guide

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APPEARING BEFORE A BOARD
1. For a promotion board, know all the duties of your MOS and your recommended MOS. Thisinformation can be found in AR 611-201.2. Review your records prior to the promotion board:a. Review your EERB (and/or DA Forms 2A/2-1) and your 201 file to ensure they are up to date andaccurate. You will also be informed of your administrative promotion points at this time. b. This review is usually done on an appointment basis. Failure to attend the prescribed appointmentmay result in your name being withheld from consideration. It is imperative that you take all sub-coursecompletion certificates, course/school completion certificates, decorations, awards and anything else thatmay give you points. If you have college credit, take a copy of your transcript to verify your credit hours.If you have passed any CLEP/DANTES/SAT/ACT/PEP tests, a copy of the results are needed.3. Ensure your uniform is within the standards prescribed in AR 670-1. All patches must be correct and alldecorations, badges, crests, etc. must be exact.4. For awarding of promotion points, refer to AR 600-8-19.5. For the Post NCO/Soldier Boards, points will be awarded for the following areas:a. Board Performance- 260 (max) b. Appearance- 25 (max)c. Awards & Decorations- 25 (max)d. Brass (polished/positioned)- 25 (max)e. Bearing/Confidence- 25 (max)f. Reporting to the President- 25 (max)g. Hand Salute- 25 (max)h. Position of Attention- 25 (max)i. Facing Movements/Dismissal- 25 (max)l. Military/Civilian Courses (current)- 5 (max)
ADMINISTRATIVE POINTS for PROMOTION BOARDS
 The promotion system is used to promote qualified soldiers. The cut-off score for your particular MOS isdependent upon many factors. Actual by-grade strengths, budgetary limitations on numbers of soldiersauthorized by Congress in each grade and gains/losses to each grade affect the Army's promotioncapability. Generally, the number promoted is less than the number eligible, making promotions highlycompetitive. Therefore, it is important to know how the system works in order to avoid unnecessary set backs in an otherwise promising career.3

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