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Milper Message Number 13-169 FY14 ACTIVE COMPONENT MSG PROMOTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT
...Issued: [11 Jul 13]...

A. AR 600-8-2, SUSPENSION OF FAVORABLE PERSONNEL ACTIONS (FLAGS), 23 OCT 12.
B. AR 600-8-19, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS, 30 APR 10 (RAR 001,27 DEC 11).
C. AR 600-8-104, ARMY MILITARY HUMAN RESOURCE RECORDS MANAGEMENT (AMHRR),
2 AUG 12.
D. AR 623-3, EVALUATION REPORTING SYSTEM, 5 JUN 12 & DA PAM 623-3, EVALUATION REPORTING SYSTEM, 5 JUN 12.
E. AR 635-200, ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS, 6 JUN 05 (RAR 002, 27 APR 10).
F. AR 640-30, PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL FILES, 18 SEP 08.
G. HQDA (SAMR-PO) MEMORANDUM, REINSTATEMENT AND REVISION OF THE QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
(QMP), DATED 23 JUL 09.
H. MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 12-198, AHRC-EPF-M, PROCEDURES FOR THE FY13 QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
(QMP) FOR SENIOR NCOS.
I. MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 13-050, AHRC-PDV-S, MY BOARD FILE.
J. HQDA (SAMR) MEMORANDUM, ENLISTED PERSONNEL POLICIES IN SUPPORT OF THE ARMY LEADER DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGY, DATED 25 FEB 11.
K. ALARACT (216/2012) 101452Z AUG 12 (STRUCTURED SELF DEVELOPMENT (SSD) PREREQUISTITES FOR NCOES.

1. THIS MILPER MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE NLT 22 OCT 15.

2. POLICY:
A. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING MSG PROMOTION CONSIDERATION. CLOSE ATTENTION
MUST BE GIVEN TO SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE. IAW REF
B,
A DA SELECTION BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO CONVENE AT THE DA SECRETARIAT (DAS), FORT KNOX, KY ON 22 OCT 13
TO CONSIDER SOLDIERS FOR PROMOTION TO MSG. ADDITIONAL BOARD MISSIONS INCLUDE CONDUCT OF THE
QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (QMP) AND STAND-BY ADVISORY BOARDS, AS NEEDED.

B. SOLDIERS ERRONEOUSLY INCLUDED IN THE ZONES OF CONSIDERATION FOR PROMOTION, IF SELECTED, WILL BE
ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM THE LIST.

C. ARMY POLICY EXCLUDES SOLDIERS FROM PROMOTION CONSIDERATION ONCE THEY ARE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF
THEIR
RETENTION CONTROL POINT (RCP) IN THEIR CURRENT GRADE AS OF THE ANNOUNCED PROMOTION BOARD
CONVENE DATE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY IS TO ENABLE THOSE SELECTED FOR PROMOTION TO COMPLETE THEIR
SERVICE OBLIGATION PRIOR TO REACHING THE RCP AT THE NEW GRADE. IN ADDITION, IT ENSURES THAT SOLDIERS
WHO ARE APPROACHING RETIREMENT ARE AFFORDED AMPLE TIME TO SOLICIT AND RECEIVE MANDATORY
COUNSELING AND TRANSITION ASSISTANCE AS THEY PREPARE TO SEPARATE FROM THE ARMY.

D. SENIOR LEADERS COURSE (SLC) GRADUATION IS A FIRM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR CONSIDERATION BY THIS
BOARD (REF I).

E. SOLDIERS SELECTED FOR PROMOTION BY THIS BOARD WILL INCUR A 36-MONTH SERVICE OBLIGATION UPON
ACCEPTING PROMOTION TO MSG (REF I).

F. IN SUPPORT OF SHAPING A FUTURE NCO CAREER DEVELOPMENTAL TIMELINE TO PROVIDE BALANCE AND
PREDICTABILITY BETWEEN PME AND OPERATING FORCE REQUIREMENTS WITHIN AN ARMY FORCE GENERATION
(ARFORGEN) ENVIRONMENT, THE MINIMUM TIME IN GRADE ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION TO MSG IS
THREE YEARS (REF I).

G. DECLINATION OF CONSIDERATION. SOLDIERS IN THE ZONE OF CONSIDERATION FOR PROMOTION MAY TAKE ACTION
TO DECLINE SUCH CONSIDERATION. THESE PROVISIONS ARE OUTLINED IN PARA 5, BELOW. DECLINATIONS WILL ONLY
BE APPLIED TO THE CURRENT BOARD. FAILURE TO INITIATE A DECLINATION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC PROMOTION
CONSIDERATION TO MSG.

3. PROMOTION TO MSG:
A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION CONSIDERATION TO MSG. ALL SLC QUALIFIED SFC’S WITH A DOR OF 23 OCT
10 AND EARLIER AND WITH A BASD BETWEEN 23 OCT 88 AND 23 OCT 05 (BOTH DATES INCLUSIVE). PRIMARY ZONE DOR
IS 16 OCT 09 AND EARLIER. SECONDARY ZONE DOR IS 17 OCT 09 THRU 23 OCT 10.

B. INELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION FOR PROMOTION BY THIS BOARD:
(1) SFC WITH AN APPROVED RETIREMENT ON THE DATE THE DMPM APPROVES THE SELECTION LIST. THESE SOLDIERS
WILL NOT REGAIN ELIGIBILITY BY WITHDRAWING THEIR RETIREMENT AFTER THE SELECTION LIST IS APPROVED.

(2) SOLDIERS WITH AN APPROVED DA DIRECTED DENIAL OF CONTINUED ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE.

(3) SOLDIERS WITH AN APPROVED LOCAL BAR TO REENLISTMENT.

(4) SOLDIERS WHO SIGNED A DCSS.

(5) SPECIAL BANDSPERSONS AS DEFINED IN AR 600-8-19, PARA 5-2.

(6) SOLDIERS WHO DO NOT POSSESS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED EQUIVALENCY OR HIGHER.

(7) SOLDIERS WHO ARE INELIGIBLE TO REENLIST DUE TO COURT MARTIAL CONVICTION, CONFINEMENT, OR AWOL.

(8) SOLDIERS WHO TAKE ACTION TO DECLINE PROMOTION CONSIDERATION AS PROVIDED FOR PER REF B. SEE PARA 5
FOR ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDANCE.

(9) SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO U.S. ARMY MARKSMANSHIP UNITS (USAMU) AND THE U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM (USAPT).

4. QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (QMP): THE QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (QMP) BOARD WILL
CONSIDER ALL SFC AND ABOVE WITH A MINIMUM OF 19 YEARS AFS AND NOT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THEIR RETENTION
CONTROL POINT WHO ARE REFERRED BY HRC BASED ON FILING OF DEROGATORY INFORMATION IN THE SOLDIER’S
AMHRR. INDIVIDUAL SOLDIERS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING BY HRC THROUGH THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.

5. DECLINATION OF CONSIDERATION:
A. SOLDIERS WHO HAVE NO DESIRE TO ACCEPT A PROMOTION TO MSG MUST SUBMIT A DECLINATION STATEMENT.
UNLESS A DECLINATION ACTION IS AUTHENTICATED BY THE SOLDIER AND ACCEPTED BY HRC PROMOTIONS BRANCH
NLT 17 OCT 13, CONSIDERATION FOR SFC IS AUTOMATIC. THESE DECLINATION ACTIONS ARE NOT FILED IN THE
SOLDIER'S AMHRR AND WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY THE BOARD MEMBERS. THEY WILL BE USED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE
PURPOSES ONLY.

B. TO DECLINE CONSIDERATION FOR THIS BOARD GO TO THE HRC WEB-SITE AT HTTPS://WWW.HRC.ARMY.MIL, CLICK ON
SELF-SERVICE AND CLICK ON THE MY BOARD FILE ICON LINK. ONCE THERE, ENTER THE ARMY KNOWLEDGE ON-LINE
AUTHENTICATION. ONCE IN MY BOARD FILE, CLICK ON THE DECLINE OPTION. ONLY THE CONSIDERED NCO CAN
COMPLETE A DECLINATION ACTION ON-LINE. SEE PARA 8F BELOW FOR MY BOARD FILE (MBF) AVAILABILITY DATES.

6. S1/MPD/MIL HR OFFICES MUST REPORT ELIGIBILITY STATUS CHANGES ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS. INCLUDE POINT OF
CONTACT AND TELEPHONE NUMBER ON ALL COMMUNICATIONS. SEND NOTIFICATIONS TO PROMOTIONS ELIGIBILITY AT
USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-SR-ENLISTED-PROMOTIONS@MAIL.MIL.

7. PROCESSING NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER EVALUATION REPORTS (NCOER):
A. IN ORDER FOR AN NCOER/AER TO BE REVIEWED BY THE BOARD, ALL MANDATORY OR OPTIONAL NCOERS/AERS
MUST BE RECEIVED, ERROR FREE, IN THE EVALUATION REPORTS BRANCH, HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC) NLT
AND BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON 11 OCT 13, 1700 EDT. NCOERS/AERS RECEIVED ON 11 OCT 13, BUT AFTER CLOSE OF
BUSINESS, WILL GET THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY AS A RECEIVED DATE. HRC MUST PHYSICALLY PULL OVER ELECTRONIC
SUBMISSIONS OR RECEIVE AND OPEN MAIL, THE DATE/TIME OF SUBMISSION IS NOT ALWAYS DATE/TIME OF HRC
ACCEPTANCE AND RECEIPT. TO ENSURE REPORTS ARE RECEIVED BY HRC THIS DATE AND TIME, COMMANDERS AT ALL
LEVELS MUST MAKE SPECIAL EFFORT TO ENSURE ANY APPLICABLE EVALUATION REPORTS FOR ELIGIBLE NCOS ARE
EXPEDITIOUSLY PROCESSED.

B. ALL NCOERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO HRC VIA AKO FORMS WHICH REQUIRES DIGITAL SIGNATURES AND A RECENT
VERSION OF THE EVALUATION FORM. HRC ENCOURAGES DEPLOYED UNITS AND DEPLOYED RATING OFFICIALS TO USE
AND SUBMIT IN AKO FORMS WHENEVER POSSIBLE BUT ALLOWS DEPLOYED UNITS TO DIGITALLY-SIGN OR INK-SIGN,
PRINT AND SCAN, AND SUBMIT NCOERS BY EMAIL TO USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-EVAL-FROM-DEPLOYED@MAIL.MIL.

(1) SENDING NCOERS BY EMAIL IS ONLY FOR DEPLOYED UNITS OR DEPLOYED RATING OFFICIALS AND SHOULD ONLY BE
USED IF AKO FORMS SUBMISSIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. A SOP COVERING STANDARDS FOR SCANNED AND EMAILED
NCOERS FROM DEPLOYED UNITS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST OR AT THE POC WEBSITE.

(2) ALL NONDEPLOYED UNITS OR RATING OFFICIALS WITH INK-SIGNED OR OLDER VERSION FORMS NOT USEABLE IN AKO
FORMS MUST MAIL PRINTED NCOER TO CDR, USA HRC, ATTN: AHRC-PDV-ER, 1600 SPEARHEAD DIVISION AVE, DEPT 470,
FT KNOX, KY 40122-5407.

C. TO FACILITATE THE RATED SOLDIER SIGNING THE NCOER AFTER ITS COMPLETION AND SIGNATURE BY THE RATING
OFFICIALS, THE NCOER MAY BE SIGNED AND DATED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL IN THE RATING CHAIN UP TO 14 DAYS PRIOR
TO THE “THRU” DATE OF THE REPORT. HOWEVER, REPORTS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED TO HRC EVALUATIONS BRANCH

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