Army Enlisted Promotion Boards

Question: DA Forms 3356 and 3357 will be obsolete. How will the S1 record the boards’ recommendation to the Promotion Authority to either recommend or not recommend the Soldier (go/no go)?

Answer: A memorandum (board proceedings) will be required to capture a board’s recommendation to the Promotion Authority; based on the majority vote (GO/NO-GO) of the board members. The specific format is included in the revision to AR 600-8-19. Ultimately, the Promotion Authority will either approve or disapprove (by memorandum) the board’s recommendation. This constitutes the only administrative requirement that captures the authority to integrate (or not) a name to the recommended list. As such, a copy must be provided to each Soldier affected.

Question: Will the Soldier be present at the promotion board or just the panel (board members)?

Answer: The Soldier will be required to personally appear before the promotion board.

Question: Will promotion board proceedings still be processed and signed by the promotion authority and President of the Board even though there will be no commander or board points listed? If yes, do the promotion board proceedings still need to be maintained? When a Soldier PCS’s will they need a copy so they can turn-in the proceedings to their gaining command?

Answer: Yes, the promotion board proceedings signature authority will not change. While there will be no board points or Commander’s Points listed, a GO/NO GO will be implemented. Soldiers and BDE/BN S1’s should maintain a copy of the board proceedings. Soldiers should be provided and a copy and are encouraged to maintain a copy of the promotion board proceedings for their own personal records. Once they are integrated onto the promotion selection list, they can view and print their PPW. If block 6 displays E5 or E6, it verifies they were integrated onto the HQDA promotion standing list.

Question: What do you do if a Soldier on the promotion standing list in processes and doesn’t have a copy of their board proceedings and you can’t get a copy from the previous unit that boarded the Soldier? Are there any exceptions to allow integration without the board proceedings?

Answer: Prior to the Soldier’s PCS, each Soldier should ensure that they were integrated onto the promotion selection list. After they are integrated, they can view and print their PPW. If block 6 displays E5 or E6, then they were integrated onto the HQDA promotion standing list. Producing a copy of the memorandum authorizing them list integration can verify actual list status. If a Soldier fails to accomplish either, they will need to reappear before the promotion board.

New Question: Will promotion boards have a board recorder?

Answer: Yes. An example of the promotion board proceedings are at the following link, mil/site/protect/active/select/promotion_board_proceedings_example.pdf

Army Promotion Packets

Question: Without a promotion packet for us to base the points off of, how will the initial points be entered into EDAS now?

ANSWER: An automated calculation of promotion scores will be based on Soldier’s personnel and training data maintained in both the Electronic Military Personnel Office (EMILPO) and the Army Training Requirements and Resources Systems (ATRRS). Initial points will transmit from the PPW system to EDAS after the Soldier is integrated onto the HQDA promotion selection list. These points change as data entries are made. Subsequent points will transmit automatically based on information that is entered onto the ERB or through ATRRS. A Soldiers actual score (for any given promotion month) will be based on what their calculated score is on the 8th day of the preceding promotion month.

Question: What happens to the old manual promotion packet, does the MPD need to keep any documentation?

ANSWER: No, promotion scores are a function of an automated process, there is no promotion packet. Upon receipt of the promotion board’s recommendation, the promotion authority’s decision to authorize integration of a Soldier onto the promotion recommended list will be by memorandum (board proceedings). The unit will maintain the original memorandum and provide a copy to all Soldiers considered by the promotion authority during the given month.

Army Promotion Reports

Question: Does the MPD/BDE S1 still pull C-10’s from EDAS to pass out to our units each month and does the MPD/BDE S1 still pull By-Name list from EDAS each month to do promotions?

Answer: Yes, MPD/BDE S1 still performs these functions.

Question: Who maintains the Enlisted Promotion Report (AAA- 294) and Enlisted Advanced Report (AAA-117) under this system?

Answer: Those reports are maintained at the BDE/BN S1, provided that is where the promotion boards are held and the promotion authority is the BDE or BN CDR.

Question: Will requests for denying CLI be handled as they are now?

Answer: Yes, this step in the process will not change. The Commander will need to take action to deny Command List Integration by the 8th of the month. Failure to take action will result in the Soldiers integration onto the promotion recommended list.

APFT and Physical Profiles
Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP)
Audits for promotion packets
Awards and Certificates of Achievement (COAs)
Civilian Education and Certifications
Command List Integration or Automatic List Integration
Promotion Counseling and Deployments
Flags and Removal from Promotion Standing List
Meeting Cutoff Scores and Promotion Orders
Military Training and Certifications
Army Promotion Boards Updated
Promotion Packets and Reports
Source Documents for Points
Weapons Qualification